top10It’s the beginning of the month again and time to recap the most popular posts of last month. Posts are sorted by traffic and number of comments. If you missed any of them last month, here’s your chance to discover them. To read one of the posts in full, just click on the title.
  • The Rules of the Road
    Posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 in blogging – Comments: (22)
    I’ve been thinking about the poet Geoffrey Chaucer lately. (Especially since I misquoted him in this post and was immediately corrected by reader Tali.) In Canterbury Tales he writes that, in April, with new life bursting all around, “Than longen folk to goon on pilgrimage.” I think scholars, many of whom call Chaucer the Father of English Literature, have determined that what the narrative poet was trying to say was: “It’s Spring!
  • Talk to the Blog! Cause the Facebook Ain’t Listening.
    Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2009 in blogging – Comments: (17)
    My recent post on Buck Owens just highlighted an issue I’m having with my blog readers. I Twittered about that Buck Owens post and the Tweet connected automatically to my Facebook page. Almost immediately dozens of readers showed up — most from metropolitan areas — and, according to my Secret Squirrel traffic detecting software, stayed on that post long enough to read the whole thing.
  • Still Thinking Roadtrips
    Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 in musings – Comments: (14)
    Once I get behind the wheel of Old Paint, it seems it’s hard for me to take my foot off the gas. So I’m already thinking about what my next roadtrip will be. Several things are going to govern the choice of my next destination:
  • Day One: Stolen Water and the Flowers of Bel-Air
    Posted on Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 in farming – Comments: (10)
    The first leg on our roadtrip to see the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano involved driving down the length of California’s Central Valley. You probably don’t know the Central Valley, even if you’ve travelled to California. Maybe not even if you live in California. The Central Valley is the Rodney Dangerfield of California. People sight-see down the Pacific Coast. Or they rush over to see the Sierra Nevadas and other mountain ranges that mark California’s eastern border.
  • Mr. Faberge, Meet Amelia May
    Posted on Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 in artisans – Comments: (9)

    My friends’ baby, little Amelia May, who you will remember as the World’s Most Beautiful Baby, will never become a semi-literate, junk food eating Reality Show wannabee. We’ve decided the world of options are open to her, but most likely she’ll be the first female head of NASA and a Nobel Prize winner.