Here’s a summary, compiled by the stats helper monkeys at, who mulled over how this blog did in 2010. Five thousand views… Thanks, wordpress,  readers, and the Boston Globe!  I promise to be more diligent in 2011.

Here’s a high level summary-followed by a rundown by individual blog. Anita

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,700 times in 2010. That’s about 11 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 6 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 57 posts. There were 40 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 6mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was January 6th with 203 views. The most popular post that day was Eeek! May I borrow your cat? Mice. Please advise. .

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for new cambridge observer, cambridge observer, unusual playground, cambridge common playground, and fruits and vegetables.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Eeek! May I borrow your cat? Mice. Please advise. December 2009


New Cambridge Playground Opens September 2009


Essaydi’s Les Femmes du Maroc a must-see. January 2010


Ladino Music Group Aljashu Debuts in Boston December 2009


Non-invasive test predicts risk of sudden cardiac arrest March 2009


From its title, “Oppression and Pleasure,” I expected  the Pierre Menard Gallery’s current show of works by the feminist writer and artist Kate Millett to be  heavy-duty, in-your-face and  angry but was pleased to find,  for the most part, colorful, simple brush-strokes that looked like Japanese characters, one to a painting.  Perhaps I am slow, but it  took me awhile  to realize that each was a representation of female genitalia  or other body parts.

Kate Millett artwork

Kate Millett artwork

I didn’t agree with one observer who found the work overly aggressive; to me,  the paintings seemed lighthearted and whimsical–despite my interpretation of the title’s message that women’s sexuality can lead to both misery and  joy.

I did wonder, however, if the two huge black and white close-up photographs of female sex organs (from which even the staunchest of men looked away)  had been placed just over the food table to cut down on the demand for wine and chips.

The show, at 10 Arrow Street,  in Cambridge, will be up through April 12.

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