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Posts published in “Day: October 28, 2006”


By way of notation, for any interested . . . 'Twas almost exactly a year ago when this side moved from pure HTML to database (those older posts remain accessible through archives); we were loathe to let go hands-on site manufacture, but the demands of the modern web made it necessary, and WordPress software has been a worthy handler.

The features it made possible (common and ordinary among many web sites these days) probably contributed to this site's growth: Our average daily visits have more than tripled in the past year, and we don't seem to be levelling off. Total visits during that time stand at 314,388.

Thanks for stopping by. You're in growing company.

Perspective on ‘red to blue’

Democrats in eastern Washington and western Idaho were cheered this week when their candidates, Peter Goldmark and Larry Grant, in the 5th and 1st respectively, were upgraded to the national Democratic "red to blue" list - the party's list of hot and truly competitive races. Which both, in fact, seem to be.

A moment, please, for what this says in larger-picture perspective, as we look toward the election 10 days off. (more…)