You should know that I read every comment. If there is a question or a need, I respond – or if I think a point needs clarification. But I also don’t feel the need to have the last word on everything, so if someone disputes a point I have addressed – and obviously just has a different view than me, I am content to let it stand. Readers can certainly come to their own conclusions if they have all the salient points before them. If you conclude I am wrong on a matter, it will neither be the first nor the last time people have so concluded. And every once in a while, I actually am wrong 😉
Also, this is a serious site covering some very serious matters, but I can’t be grave all the time. It just doesn’t suit me. So I will use these “Musings” (always categorized under ‘General’) both to explain a little about the mechanics of the site and talk about a few little things that amuse me.
One of the coolest things about these WordPress Blog Sites is the Stats page they give you. It records all your daily hits and where they are coming from – and has a little world map. Every time someone from a new country checks in, it gets colored in on the map for the day. I get hits from an average of 20 countries a day – the U.S., Canada and Australia always the biggest spots, usually with England and Ireland running neck and neck for the fourth spot. For some reason, I always like to check in on Ireland. I have a lot of Irish in my ancestry – and I always had a thing for Irish girls in my younger days, whether they were buxom or willowy lasses. I got enthused the other day when Ireland went over 100 hits. Alas, earlier today it was only in single digits. Even Israel was running ahead of it. I was absurdly pleased when Ireland pulled ahead – and is back in fifth place, just behind England as I write this.
So with apologies to my friends in the U.S., Canada, Australia, England (and a shoutout to Denmark and Trinidad, which always show up), I can’t help looking at the board and thinking, “Go Ireland!”
Also, if any of you want to share random off-topic thoughts occasionally, these “Musings” are the place to do it. No vulgarity or tastelessness, of course, but I would rather this site have the feel of friends putting their feet up around a fire and chatting with each other than a lecture platform. (or perhaps the feel of an Irish pub in the cool of an evening after work).