But he did, so I am, proffering 2018’s Top 10 Viewed Pages and Posts at this writing:
1. Home page / Archives: (683 views) marks people who have happened by from seeing my URL posted in various places (including email .sigs, business cards, our local radio station and Facebook), and/or those exploring more than the seven posts visible on each “page.”
2. Fie on Death, and the Pale Horse He Rode In On (180) is John Wheeler’s cyber-eulogy, its link posted in numerous online fora where his friends could see it. I was both honored and trepidacious to write it, since I hadn’t actually written anything of consequence since 2011 or thereabouts. (Thanks, John. I owe you one.)
3. Letter To A Dead Friend (51) is a not-quite-another-eulogy; it’s a post I wrote in 2010 to a friend who had the poor fortune to die sixteen years ago today. Who knew it could be found, among so many others, by Googling the title?
5. 5 Thoughts: Religious Agnosticism (41) is a sort of “first principles” manifesto detailing, among other things, the difference between religion and spirituality.
6. And On, And On (35) was written as a response to October’s Pittsburgh murders. It also appeared as a letter-to-the-editor in several newspapers; I’m told it helped some of us cope (at least a little), for which I am deeply grateful.
7. What is “Experiential Holiness?” (31) is an explanation of one of my 14 (count ’em!) header images. It’s also another mini-manifesto along the lines of the Religious Agnosticism post; if you liked that one, you’ll probably like this one too.
8. About (29) contains my CV and answers the musical question, “Who WROTE this stuff anyway?”
9: How To Wash The Dishes (27) dates from 2011 and is also something that apparently gets Googled from time to time. I like to think it’s the cream of the advisory crop, but who knows?
10: TIE: 5 Thoughts: The ORIGINAL Matrix and Seeing Her (26) The former is partly a long-awaited blowoff aimed at the popular movie franchise, which, it turns out, didn’t steal its concept from one of my 1990s-era performance-and-mail-art projects. (Intrigued?) The latter is a detailed and poetic account of a dream I had long ago of … what? Who? And most importantly .. why?
That’s about it. Happy (secular) New Year! and THANK YOU ALL FOR READING!