I have come to realize that people really aren’t fans of Monday – at least in North America. The aversion probably isn’t the same in places where the work week begins on Sunday. This post, from January 2017, was the fourth most-viewed here in 2021. Even though it isn’t Monday today, I hope you get […]

We continue our look at the most popular posts of 2021 with this one from Christmas Day 2015. I understand the appeal of this one – without Christmas there would be no Easter. And without Easter Christmas would be unimportant. I’m not confused. I know it is Christmas – but the day would have no […]

When I wrote in 2018 about the two actors featured in the German language lessons millions of immigrants to Germany study, I didn’t expect the post to be more than a curiosity. I know the adventures of Tim and Lara made my classes a bit more fun, and given that this post was the sixth […]

Coming in at number seven as we count down the top ten posts of 2021 is this one from March of 2016. If you are ever in the position to visit Rome, this is a must see. I’m hoping to see it again – there’s always something you hadn’t noticed on previous visits. This cross […]

The eighth most popular post here in 2021 was a 2020 offering that surprised me. I thought I had posted much funnier COVID humor earlier in the pandemic – but the numbers say differently. Looking at these today, 15 months after I first posted them, I still smile. But like everyone else, I just want […]

In the ninth spot as we review 2021 is the 2015 post that was in sixth place last year – and is the most viewed post of all time at Random Thoughts From Lorne. While I appreciate the point author Malcolm Gladwell was trying to make, his choice of The Beatles as an example of […]

We start our review of 2021 today with the tenth most popular post of the year. It is an enduring favorite since it was first published here in 2015, and in 2020 was the most popular post. Sometimes I can’t figure out why a post becomes popular, but I understand the interest in the Hagia […]

It has become an annual tradition. At the beginning of January I post the top ten most viewed posts here from the previous year. Maybe it is a leftover from my radio days and those end-of-year countdowns. Those posts will start tomorrow. This year I have noticed a real difference. And it isn’t only that […]

This isn’t where we wanted to be. This isn’t where they promised we would be at the end of the year. As 2021 draws to a close we find ourselves in the same mental place we were at the end of 2020 – hoping the COVID-19 pandemic will end soon. But this time not believing it […]

Today is December 30, as 2021 is winding down. That means yeserday was December 29, four days after Christmas. If you feel I am stating the obvious, put it down to my disturbed state. Yesterday, 47 days before Valentine’s Day, I saw Easter candy at the store. Don’t try and tell me it wasn’t Easter […]