|A Tuesday Night Memo /|
Musings about my life filled with
music, sport and urban travel.
Has it really been a year since I launched this blog?
|The pleasure of our gardens /|
|A European icon /|
The Eiffel Tower on
a spring day in Paris.
|A favorite local destination /|
Issues, Oakland, Calif.
|Alondra de la Parra /|
"Summer, the Symphony
and the Maestro" is
my most widely-read
* Since May 2010 (the earliest date data is available), my blog has been read in at least 19 different countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, France and Russia ~ even India, Brazil and Australia. The top 10 countries for readership of my blog include the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, Russia, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, South Korea, China, and Germany.
* The biggest spike in my blog's readership happened last October after A Tuesday Night Memo received notice in the Class Notes section of Macalester Today, the alumni quarterly for my alma mater, Macalester College. (Hopefully, a few of my fellow alums bookmarked the page and have been coming back to it regularly.)
* The most widely-read blog entry has been "Summer, the Symphony and the Maestro," about a young (29 years old) and energetic conductor, Alondra de la Parra, whom I saw conduct the San Francisco Symphony last July, with over 300 hits.
|Writing about wine /|
One of my many
* Is imagination more important than knowledge?
* My recent visits to Bay Area museums.
* Connecting our world through music and media.
* My continuing fascination with British television.
* Urban cities: cosmopolitan vs. metropolitan.
In the meantime, I've thoroughly enjoyed sharing my thoughts with you throughout the past year, and I look forward to another exciting year that awaits us. By the way, I think I know which side of the debate I'm going to take between imagination versus knowledge.
All photographs by Michael Dickens; copyright 2004, 2010.