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Saturday Miscellania

It is a rainy Saturday afternoon here in the Toronto area. I’m supposed to be heading out to coach a baseball practice at 2 PM but it’s looking rather doubtful at the moment. It seems like the kids are going to head into their first game with only one practice under their proverbial belts. It should be an interesting game to say the least. I’d guess at least 2 out of every 3 outs will come via the strikeout as the kids try to adjust to a pitching machine set at around 40 to 45 MPH.

Last month saw more visitors to this site than any other in the site’s history and readers took in over a quarter million pages. For the first time a long while (I’m a bad blogger, I know) I spent a few minutes trying to see what all those people were reading. I culled a list of the top ten articles from the last week, many of which are representative of the top articles from the last month. It is interesting to me to see how those book reviews continue to be read. Here’s the list:

We’ve got a double birthday in the family today, with Michaela celebrating the big number 2 and Aileen celebrating a birthday significantly higher than 2. Aileen is spending much of the day helping paint a neighbor’s house. But she’ll be back before too long and we’ll be doing what we can to make this a special day for her.

Enjoy your weekend!


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