Author Archives: Lorne Anderson

2020 In Review – Hagia Sophia

That this was the most-read post here in 2020 was, I think, largely because of the controversial decision by Turkey’s president to turn a world heritage site into a mosque. Mind you, it was popular in 2019 also (number two for the year), when the conversion was only a rumor. I wrote two posts in […]

2020 In Review – Christ is Risen – Merry Christmas

Bringing Easter and Christmas together is something I like to do. They are a package, but our culture tends to treat them separately.  What I didn’t expect was that my 2015 Christmas musings would be the second most viewed post here in 2020. I’m not confused. I know it is Christmas – but the day […]

2020 In Review – A Bowl of Cherries

This was the most popular of my 2020 offerings, the third most-viewed post of the year. It surprises me how some posts maintain their popularity from year to year. An I wouldn’t have expected this one to top the 2020 offerings. Fruit is always popular I guess. No, seriously, I have no idea why people […]

2020 In Review – An Untimely Passing

This 2017 post was a repeat of a 2016 post and the fourth most viewed post here last year. Maybe the release of a new Gord Downie record brought it to the attention of various search engines. I listened to an advance copy of the album before its release date, but for reasons I no […]

2020 In Review – Pigs Is Pigs

I’m not sure who introduced me to this book first, but it remains a perennial favorite. I do remember it was the go-to novel for eighth graders who had neglected to do a book report. You could read it in a couple of minutes, and your report might be longer than the book. This perennial […]

2020 In Review – 10,000 Hours in Hamburg

As we continue our review of your favorite posts from 2020, I will admit this is one of my favorites, from 2015. It’s always nice to burst someone’s bubble, though the myth about the Beatles and how they honed their craft still persists. Apparently I am still the only one who has done the math. […]

2020 In Review – The Cycle of Life

I had intended to write quite a bit about my mother in 2020, as part of the grieving process, but it didn’t happen. There are still several half-finished posts I wrote in her hospital room that one day I will finish. We’re probably reaching the point now where I can write with a little less […]

2020 In Review – Welcome to Monday

I’ve used the title more than once, but this attempt at humor comes from 2017. Many people enjoy the weekend so much that Mondays come as a shock. If a picture really is equivalent to a thousand words, then this wordless post says it all. It was the eight most popular post here last year, showing […]

2020 In Review – Remembering Johnny

Another four-year-old post was your ninth most-viewed piece here in 2020. Johnny Hart was someone who managed to integrate this faith and his work life. Even when he was preaching, he was entertaining. Which explains why, 13 years after his death, his comic strip continues with two of his grandsons and a daughter in charge.  […]

2020 In Review – The Flying Bandit

To start 2021 I thought it appropriate to look back at this past year through your eyes. What posts did you spend the most time reading during the past year? I’d say I was surprised, but I really had no expectations. Sometimes a post becomes popular, I think, because of some search engine algorithms. If […]