2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.



Holiday Gifts…Made In…Mailed From…

It is an accepted fact of life that most, if not all, of our consumer goods are made outside of the United States. It is also true that many of them are purchased online as opposed to visiting brick and mortar shopping malls.

Recently, however, I experienced a bit of a novelty as an online shopper when I opened the packages…

 Apple Records/EMI Mary Hopkin album from 1968 reissued as a CD…Made in Poland!

Made In Poland

Made In Poland

A camera accessory made in China (of course) but this one was MAILED from China!

Mailed From China

Mailed From China

To help the trade balance I  offer a “Made In The USA” image .  Go to Sonoma County Holiday Scenes…