Dear Members and Constituents,
As some of you know, I keep a record of these missives on my personal blog. Occasionally, I like to peruse the statistics and wonder about the readers. Where are they? How did they find it? Did they like what they read? Last month, I noticed a 50% spike. A little detective work revealed China was suddenly my largest audience. Wow! Could it be Youtiao fans looking for a rounder delicacy? Folks growing weary of North Korea’s shenanigans? Politicians boning-up on English in preparation for a visit from Australia’s prime minister? Avian flu side-effects? Whatever the case, Google decided this was too much fun and took my blog offline. I figured this could not possibly be censorship and decided to call them. If you’ve never had the need to get ahold of Google, be grateful. I’ll spare you the details, but after a gauntlet of dead-ends and a near-endless sequence of tasks, it’s live again.
Finding donuts, on the other hand, is much easier (thanks, in no small part, to donut boy John Schoder) –and you don’t even need to put-up with an attention-hungry, nuclear weapon-wielding neighbor. So come get yours before they run-out.