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Resolution for 2011: More blogging.

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high-level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,300 times in 2010. That’s about 13 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 59 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 149 posts. There were 66 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 17mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was July 22nd with 136 views. The most popular post that day was Copy editor’s burden.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for craig lancaster, missoula, clark howat, “craig lancaster”, and karate kid ii. (I love that last one.)

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Copy editor’s burden July 2010


About Craig August 2009
1 comment


About Craig’s novels September 2009


Brian October 2010
9 comments and 1 Like on,


Package envy August 2010
6 comments and 1 Like on,

That's my boy.

I woke up this morning to my sweet boy dachshund, Bodie, moving up through the covers to give me a couple of kisses on the nose. His tail rapped happily against the pillows as I praised him, then he went back down and balled up under my legs, and we both snoozed for another hour.

I have expansive hopes for 2011, but that episode with my boy is a microcosm of all of them. Three-hundred and sixty-five days of being happy to be here and being thankful for everyone I love would make the year an unqualified success.

It would also be a marked change from 2010, particularly the latter half, when I nearly destroyed everything. I have no illusions; kisses from a pup and a sunny outlook alone won’t set right everything I knocked askew. I have a lot of work to do, and a lot of people who deserve the best amends I can possibly make.

But I’m here. I’m ready to do it. Every day is a gift, a certainty that was reinforced in the waning days of 2010, when one of the best men I’ve ever known, the Rev. John Franklin, died in a hunting accident.

Life is fragile. Breathtakingly fragile.

So here’s to 2011, and to all of us. May peace and love settle in where you live.

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