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It is a wacky Wednesday

Greetings, readers. Well, we’ve had another weird Wednesday. The meeting with my accountant went longer than usual, though it was a good meeting. I had a couple of office errands to do. And both Rebecca and I had a phone call to make. We blinked, and it is now 2:25. We have exactly 35 minutes to write, edit, and publish our blog today.

Rebecca and I both find that most Wednesday are like this, though this was a little weirder than most. During my phone call, I was told I called the wrong department, and put on hold twice to get to someone from the correct area. There went 15 minutes. I know, I know, people have been on hold a lot longer than that. As some of you know by now, I am a complainer. What can I do?

A little bit of news about Friday. Unless I’ve mis-counted, if we put a blog entry up today and tomorrow, #500 will be on Friday. Wow! A big milestone. I can’t believe we have made it here already. Rebecca and I were talking this afternoon, and we figured out that our blog began in December 2011. Time sure flies when you are having fun.

(EDITED) For tomorrow, Thursday, I am going to have a blog entry on an as of yet unknown topic. For Friday, for the 500th, the topic will be to say a big thank you to all of my readers, who have stuck with me through the years, reading my posts about such mundane topics as the weather, my technology problems, and gaming. I do appreciate your loyalty very much.

Until tomorrow, have a great day, stay warm( if you are in the Northeastern’s cold front, and happy reading.

Happy New Year to everybody

Greetings, readers. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my readers for coming along with me on this ride during the last four years. It’s been more fun than I could have ever imagined. I’m looking forward to a great year of blogging in 2016. I’m going to try to spread my wings and discuss political topics, since the general election is less than a year away. I have plenty of opinions about said topic, but that doesn’t mean I’m always correct.

Throughout the coming year, you can expect blog entries dealing with what is new in my life, video game reviews, my famous top ten lists, and a follow-up to the extremely popular post on the show Air Crash Investigation.

On a personal note, I’m a little bit sad today and I feel like taking my Christmas decorations down before the new year begins. I’ve never experienced this before. Mom and Dad would always keep the tree up through the first week of January. I don’t have a tree, but Mom’s manger set and candles are on prominent display. When it does come time to take the manger set down, I will have to acquire a brand new box and use plastic ziplock bags for the figurines. The set was my mom’s and is very fragile. Great care will have to be used to put it away correctly. With my bad hand, great care and precision are not my strong points.

Kitty cat Keekee got an unexpected present last night, as nine cans of cat food were on the community room swap table just as her daddy was out of food. I was quite pleased to get them.

On Wednesday, we’ll be back from the holiday with a top ten list on an as of yet unknown topic. So once again, happy New Year, have a safe and healthy 2016, and happy reading.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Greetings, readers. Especially, the new readers. Yesterday we had a five-star gold banner blog day. 115 views, by far the most views ever in a 24 hour period, excited me no end. When I checked the stats page at 11:30 last night I almost screamed. My average views per day is around 20, so you can see what a huge jump this was.

The blog entry Top ten list of things I like about Bear Spring Camps was not only fun for me to write, but my idea to link it to Peg Churchill’s camp Facebook page really did the trick. My idea was to share my good memories about this wonderful place with other people who go there. I did not expect so many people so quickly to read the entry, but I am most pleased and thankful that they did. I would like to welcome all my new readers and invite them to stay on board if they wish to. I have written about Bear Spring Camps in the past and will continue to do so. For those of you who checked out the archives, you’ll know that I do blog about many other topics as well.

A special thank you goes out to Peg Churchill herself and her husband Ron for creating the Bear Spring Camps Facebook page. It is a truly wonderful way for all the campers to keep up on news and look at gorgeous photos dealing with Bear Spring Camps.

Please do check out my tabs and let me know via Facebook or my blog’s comment section on a topic that you would like me to cover. I’m always open to new ideas. One thing I’ll let you know in advance, I really don’t do politics, because whether I bash the Democrats or the Republicans, it just makes me angry. I write my blog to feel good, not get upset.

Until Wednesday, have a fantastic weekend, take care, and as always happy reading.

Quick hello and many thanks

Greetings, readers. WordPress.com has a feature that lets us see how many views each blog post receives each day. I have been noticing in the last few weeks that my post, Remembering my father, Professor Joseph J. Kockelmans, has a lot of people looking at it. This pleases me very much. When I posted this entry in March of 2012, I never dreamt it would be far and away the most read entry, at 169 views.

I certainly hope that people find it comforting, informative, and inspirational. Rebecca and I have seen on the stats page that this particular blog entry has been viewed all over the world, especially in Europe, which is where Pop was born.

Again, many thanks, take care, and continued happy reading.

From writing assistant Rebecca

I want to say hi to everyone reading Joe’s blog, especially my dad. Hi Dad! I know that he is a regular reader, because when I start to tell him stuff that Joe and I accomplished at work, Dad will say, “Oh, yeah. I read about that in the blog.”

My dad has been very supportive of Joe’s work while I have been working with him. When we published Picking Up Where We Left Off: My Bear Spring Camps Stories last year, my dad ordered some for the family and to give Joe some business. Thanks Dad.

I know we have other readers, specifically from Facebook, and I want to thank you as well for your support of this blog. We see the statistics of how many views per day and how many came from Facebook, so we know that we get visits. We don’t know how many are the same readers, but I expect some of you are regulars. If you want to say hi to us in the comments and put in your first name, we’ll know you to thank you.

So thanks to Joe’s readers, and to my dad who is blushing and thinking that I didn’t have to do this. Have a great day.