memoirs, art and fragments by Thomas Milner

Archive for December 31, 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 16 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Halcyon days

Did you know that the word «halcyon», as in halcyon days,

comes from the ancient Greek word for a «kingfisher»?

                                                    How’s that for a completely        

Unnecessary,

Uncalled for,

Unwanted,

Unwarranted,

Unsolicited,

A-propos-of-nothing,

Gratuitous,

Pointless,

Out-of-the-blue

And totally irrelevant piece of etymology?

KINGFISHER

KINGFISHER

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