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My Favorite Posts From Year 5   Leave a comment

A Family Heirloom

It’s been a tumultuous year. The 5th year of the blog saw me address politics more than ever before – if only to get people to stop talking about politics.

No one ever accused me of being effective at that, by the way.

Other posts were about woodworking, some about going a-vendoring, and I even managed to sneak one post in about family history.

I hope you found some topics to enjoy along the way, and if you missed any of these posts, then, please, enjoy!

A Family Heirloom

Be Kind To Vendors

Book Review: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2

Buying A 10×20 Trimline Canopy by Flourish

Do All Lives Matter?

The Golden Strawberry

From The Shop: Planning To Be Wasted

I’m Exhausted

Should Speech Be Free?

The 250th Cutting Board

The Board Chronicles: Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival 2017

The Farce Of CalExit

The Golf Course Project

The Lady Asked

Too Snarky

When Nature Fights Back: A Special Edition Of The Board Chronicles

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My Favorite Posts From Year 4

When Nature Fights Back: A Special Edition Of The Board Chronicles

My Favorite Posts From Year 3

My Favorite Posts From Year 2

My Favorite Posts From Year 1

Most Read Posts From Year Five   Leave a comment

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

The blog is 5. Can you believe it?

Actually, the date slipped past me, as I was engaged with other priorities, so this celebration of 5-hood had to wait a couple of weeks. But, to the meat of the matter:

  • Of these 15 posts, 10 were also on last year’s list of most read posts. I’m thinking when it’s good, then it’s evergreen. And once you start to move up on the Google machine’s algorithm, then everything takes care of itself.
  • For the fourth year in a row, Velda’s recipe for Wild Mushroom Cobbler is the most read post on this blog. How many times was I served that award-winning recipe in Year 5? Zero.

With absolutely no hope that this situation will change anytime soon, here are the most read posts from the fifth year of MowryJournal.com:

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

Soap Drying Rack

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The Use And Abuse Of Facebook

Portraits: Ronald Reagan

Petrified Forest National Park

Portraits: Lyndon B Johnson

Installing Oneida’s V3000 Dust Collection System

Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center

BattleShots!

Orange Liqueur Taste Test

Velda’s Ahi Wraps

Soap Drying Rack

Portraits: John Adams

Portraits: Franklin D Roosevelt

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Most Read Posts From Year Four

Most Read Posts From Year Three

Most Read Posts From Year Two

Most Read Posts From Year One

My Favorite Posts From 2016   Leave a comment

Smokey does not mess around. When he says the danger is extreme, believe him.

Smokey does not mess around. When he says the danger is extreme, believe him.

I debate with myself about the value of this blog at times. After all, I spend a lot of time thinking, writing, formatting … doing.

When I review the posts I’ve written over the year, though, and have to discard posts that I am really proud of in order to only show 15 posts, I know my effort is not in vain.

Here are my favorite posts from 2016. Please, enjoy!

A Family Heirloom

Auto-Updating & Patience

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2

Choosing A President: 1824

Yeah. We voted at this place.

Yeah. We voted at this place.

Do All Lives Matter?

I’m Exhausted

Installing Oneida’s V3000 Dust Collection System

Mrs M’s New Booth: # 4

My Left Kneecap

Soap: At Long Last

Soap Drying Rack

The Board Chronicles: California Avocado Festival 2016

Why? You Ask Why?

Why? You Ask Why?

When Nature Fights Back: A Special Edition of The Board Chronicles

Why? You Ask Why?

You Get Your News Where?

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My Favorite Posts From 2015

My Favorite Posts From 2014

My Favorite Posts From 2013

Posted December 31, 2016 by henrymowry in Media

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The Best Of MowryJournal 2016   Leave a comment

These are the most viewed posts on MowryJournal.com in 2016. People from 150 countries visited this blog this year!

Six of these posts were not on this list last year, and 3 of the posts are new posts written this year. All of these posts have gone viral in one way or another, generating much interest beyond those directly in my normal, ever-increasing circle of readers.

There are 2 of Velda’s exceptional recipes here: try them, if you haven’t already. I promise you won’t regret it! It’s worthy of note that her Wild Mushroom Cobbler was this blog’s # 1 most read post for the last 2 years … until it was unseated by this year’s story about my new dust collection system. Apparently, there are more woodworkers wanting cleaner shops than cooks wanting to cook with mushrooms? If so, I very much regret it.

I focus on the recipe, of course, in the hopes that Mrs M will find time in her busy schedule to make that spectacular dish again in the near future. Maybe a little competitive spirit will inspire her.

My final observation is that I have no idea why my articles about the 18th, 36th, 2nd, 40th & 42nd Presidents are among the most read, nor why they are viewed more often than, say, my portrait of the 26th President. If nothing else, I’ve proven this year that I don’t understand politics that well.

But then, after this year, who can say they do?

In 2017, the portrait of the 44th President should be unveiled, which will then give me opportunity to update this series. Good: I already have one blog post planned for 2017!

Ductwork 16

Installing Oneida’s V3000 Dust Collection System

Installing Oneida’s V3000 Dust Collection System

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

Portraits: Ulysses S Grant

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Portraits: Lyndon B Johnson

Soap Drying Rack

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center

Mrs M’s New Booth: # 4

Portraits: John Adams

Portraits: Ronald Reagan

The Use and Abuse of Facebook

Velda’s Ahi Wraps

Portraits: Bill Clinton

Ulysses S Grant, Official White House Portrait

Ulysses S Grant, Official White House Portrait

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The Best of MowryJournal 2015

The Best of MowryJournal 2014

The Best of MowryJournal 2013

The Best of MowryJournal 2012

Posted December 30, 2016 by henrymowry in Media

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My Favorite Posts From Year 4   1 comment

Installing Oneida's V3000 Dust Collection System

Installing Oneida’s V3000 Dust Collection System

MowryJournal.com is now 4!

Only one of my favorite posts from this past year also appeared on the “most read” list that was posted yesterday … and that post was about installing my new Dust Collection System. This post was linked by a reader on the woodworking Reddit forum, and it went viral from there.

I’m happy that many people found that post worthwhile, but I’m actually a lot more excited that the V3000 has made such a huge improvement in the air quality in the shop! That’s why that installation was so important; the blog post just documented that importance, and other people are interested. That’s a good thing.

The first 2 threads that I see in this collection of favorite posts are that I like writing about learning, and I’m doing a lot in the garage woodshop.

And I don’t see those trends changing any time soon.

Just like the other common thread that’s here: family. Also, not changing any time soon. Right?

Here are my favorite blog posts from the past 12 months. If you missed some of these good reads along the way, please enjoy!

13 Things Learned In The Shop Last Weekend

Five Things I Didn’t Know About The Confederate Flag

Things I Learned Watching The Superbowl

Things I Learned Watching The Superbowl

How Far We’ve Come

Installing Oneida’s V3000 Dust Collection System

Mrs M’s New Booth: # 4

My Left Kneecap

My Mother, Who Is Grand

Ten Things That Will Disappear In My Lifetime

The Board Chronicles: California Strawberry Festival 2016

The Nearly Lost Recipe

The View From The Hubble Telescope

Things I Learned At The Street Fair, 2015

Things I Learned Watching The Superbowl

Why? You Ask Why?

Why? You Ask Why?

Why? You Ask Why?

You Get Your News Where?

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My Favorite Posts From Year 3

My Favorite Posts From Year 2

My Favorite Posts From Year 1

Posted June 22, 2016 by henrymowry in Media

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Most Read Posts From Year Four   1 comment

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

“The winner … and STILL champeen … Wild Mushroom Cobbler!”

For the 3rd year in row, Velda’s recipe has been the most read post on MowryJournal.com. Two quick facts result:

  1. If you haven’t made this recipe yet, then you are missing out.
  2. Velda made this recipe only once this past year, and I’m the poorer for it.

Here are the most read posts from MowryJournal.com’s 4th year:

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

Portraits: Ulysses S Grant

Installing Oneida’s V3000 Dust Collection System

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

Ulysses S Grant, Official White House Portrait

Ulysses S Grant, Official White House Portrait

Portraits: Lyndon B Johnson

Petrified Forest National Park

Portraits: John Adams

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Smoked Paprika

Velda’s Ahi Wraps

Portraits: Ronald Reagan

Orange Liqueur Taste Test

Portraits: Woodrow Wilson

Portraits: Bill Clinton

The Use and Abuse of Facebook

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Installing The Oneida V3000 Dust Collection System

Installing The Oneida V3000 Dust Collection System

Most Read Posts From Year Three

Most Read Posts From Year Two

Most Read Posts From Year One

Posted June 21, 2016 by henrymowry in Media

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My Favorite Posts From 2015   1 comment

Brianna Marathon

When I started this blog, I promised that the topics would be varied.

Check.

Since I’m spending a lot of time in the garage woodshop lately, there’s been more of a focus on woodworking this year than in year’s past, but even with limited time, I managed to do some exploration into genetics, history, food and prognostication. If you haven’t read these articles, please do. I believe you will enjoy them!

Chicken With Morels

Five Things I Didn’t Know About The Confederate Flag

I Am A Ginger

My Mother, Who Is Grand

Ten Things That Will Disappear In My Lifetime

The Big 26.2

The Board Chronicles: Fine Craft Show

The Board Chronicles: Santa’s Art Shop

The Nearly Lost Recipe

Things I Learned At The Street Fair, 2015

Things To Do When Velda Is Sick

Ridgecrest 01Velda’s Kitchen: The Dark Side

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My Favorite Posts From 2014

My Favorite Posts From 2013

 

Posted December 31, 2015 by henrymowry in Media

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The Best of MowryJournal 2015   1 comment

These are the most viewed posts of 2015. The blog had visitors from 149 countries this year.

Velda will be happy that her recipe for Wild Mushroom Cobbler is the most viewed post of the year. For that matter, a great many people will be happy after they follow her recipe. Now, if I could just get her to do so again….

These postings are about equally split between Velda’s recipes, my portraits series about the American President, my series on the National Parks, and then a few odds and ends from MrsMowry and myself.

If you haven’t read any of these before, please enjoy. After all, they are the most popular things published on MowryJournal.com this year!

Mushroom 34

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

Portraits: Bill Clinton

Portraits: Ulysses S Grant

How To Be Unemployable

Petrified Forest National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

Portraits: John Adams

Portraits: Lyndon B Johnson

Portraits: Woodrow Wilson

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Smoked Paprika

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

Orange Liqueur Taste Test

The Truth About Rush Limbaugh

BattleShots!

The Use and Abuse of Facebook

The Perfect Sunset

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The Best of MowryJournal 2014

The Best of MowryJournal 2013

The Best of MowryJournal 2012

Cue the sailboat....

Cue the sailboat….

 

Posted December 30, 2015 by henrymowry in Media

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My Favorite Posts From Year 2   3 comments

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

MowryJournal.com sprang to life on June 22, 2012. Happy Anniversary!

Here are my favorite posts from the 2nd year of MowryJournal.com. Please, enjoy those you missed, or revisit your own favorites.

I do note that of these 16 posts, only one also appeared on yesterday’s most read posts … meaning that you, dear reader, are often not reading what I’m liking. It’s OK. I forgive you.

Have fun … it’s what I’m doing!

Being Bad

Beware The Mini-Bears

Bullying In 2013

Creating An Eagle Court Of Honor

Haleakala National Park

I Married A City Girl

Making A Snowman

My Father And My Grandfathers

My Other Blog: Radio Broadcasters

Proving You’re You

Eagle Court of Honor's Gathering Of Eagles

Eagle Court of Honor’s Gathering Of Eagles

That Horrible Need To Talk To Salespeople

The Wardrobe Malfunction

The Whiskey Rebellion

What Are You?

When She Calls

Wild Mushroom Cobbler

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My Favorite Posts From Year 1

Yes, we were that young. From left, Michael Heathcote (St Louis), Wild Bill Hartman (Barnard, MO), Michael Finney (Kansas City), me (Graham, MO), Mrs Mowry (Belleville, IL), her sister Linda (Belleville, IL), Ruth Kling (St Louis) and Christine Mackey (St Louis).

I Married A City Girl

Posted June 22, 2014 by henrymowry in Living Life

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