I care a lot about a lot of things. My interests in many policy, health, and global issues inform the posts I have shared on this blog. Sometimes, it is important not to take things too seriously. If that means surfing where a great white attacked a fellow surfer, humor is probably the best antidote to fear. My friend and I had a great day and respected the ocean, home to so many wonderful things.
I have retired my old blog name of Iwonderandwander.rudyfoto.com. Let’s face it, that was a mouthful. I am now redirecting that site and all of its content and my past blog posts there to the newly named website, rudyowensblog.com. From now on, typing either in the URL line of a browser will open up this blog that I first created in 2012.
I wanted to align this blog with my primary web site, http://www.rudyowens.com, at least in name. I also wanted to have this domain more clearly linked to my brand as a writer, photographer, essayist, and blogger. It will take a few days for the web spiders to find the newly directed web site. Changing my blog name will also support the forthcoming publication of my new book profiling the American adoption experience that will draw upon content I have been publishing on my old Iwonderandwander.rudyfoto.com site.
I hope all of my new and old visitors will bookmark this site. Send me an email. Tell me what you think about my writings. I want to hear from visitors who have found me and, I hope, enjoyed my writing. Have a great day, everyone.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
So it’s the end of the year, and time to pause and cheer. I took this one after a 120 mile trek in Peru in 1995. I had climbed a pass after a long, difficult trek. Nothing wrong with two hands promoting that dangerous idea called “peace.” Happy new year all.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.
Click here to see the complete report.
For the near term, I am going to use this blog to post news, photos, and media that I find of relevance. My current professional and public health interests are the health benefits of pets and dogs in particular for humans, random current events that I care about, and the amazing world I share with billions of people.