Yesterday I started thinking about what I would post to celebrate the passing of the 10,000 view mark on my blog. I thought I would have until sometime later this week and would have time for some deep thought and research. However, the passing of the 10,000 mark happened sooner than expected as today was a record day for visits to my blog.
I had also been thinking of what to post this evening. I usually choose something light for Wednesday since I don’t have as much time in the evening. I was thinking of posting a Halloween joke, so I will also add it in here. The answer will be at the end of the post.
Why do software programmers get Halloween and Christmas confused?
I remembered that we had pulled over to the side of the road on the last day of my trip to Israel to view a set of Roman milestones from the bus. Here they are, but I have not had time to look up more detail about them. Perhaps in a future post. I do know roughly where we were. We had just been in the Elah Valley and were on our way to Tell Goded or Marasheth Gath. The prophet Micah was from Marasheth Gath. You can see more pictures from this area in my post: The Shephelah
In the post on the Shephelah you can also see sites that are related to Samson, David and Goliath and a look at Joppa where we ended the day.
The post that brought record traffic to my blog today was about Martin Luther and the beginning of the Reformation Movement. It was 495 years ago on October 31st that he posted his 95 theses. A post that I made this weekend about the costume party I went to also contributed to the traffic.
Since the post about Martin Luther and the Reformation Movement was popular, it reminds me that I need to write a few more posts about Anabaptist history and how the Mennonites and Amish fit into the Reformation Movement.
So, thanks for all the visits to my blog. You will all be rewarded soon with pictures and posts that I have told myself will not be shared until I reach 10,000 views and 100 followers. Both of these milestones were reached this week. Now I have to deliver. But, nobody knows which ones they are, so you won’t know if I deliver everything or not ;-).
Oh, you want the answer to the joke? It is because Oct 31 = Dec 25