the "top 10" wIe posts

when a blogger "posts" a message on his/her blog, the posting is called a "post."
at the end of a post, readers can "comment."

since this blog has become voluminous,
and since it is a challenge to navigate through past months, etc.,
this post will keep an updated list of the top 10 posts
(along with corresponding links to those posts -- just click on the links, below):
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* top 10 most intriguing posts,
* top 10 most picture-filled, photo-graphic posts,
* top 10 family/friend posts
* top 10 video linked posts

the one post that pretty-much sums up the whole blog is "life through polarized len-ses" (8 november, 2008).


the top 10 most intriguing posts

1.
"trapped" (march, 2009)
2. blue ice, blue ice 1, and blue ice 2 (franz josef, new zealand - early november, 2008)
3. "good... ...trade?" (march, 2009)
4.
elephant related posts [e.g. "random acts"] (thailand, 10 - 13 october, 2008)
5. "night stalkers don't quit" (savannah, georgia - december 22, 2008)

6. slumdog millionaire (charlotte, n.c. - january 24, 2009)

7. outlaw pete (19 february, 2009)
- also includes a link to the song
8. rich, defined
and rich, defined - part II (march, 2009)
9. "verca-vice," and "versa-vice [analysis]," (22 february, 2009)

10. Real friends For-Give (9 february, 2009)

...........honorable mentions
11. thoetry (13 february, 2009)
12. forrest gump downunder (queensland, new zealand - early november, 2008)
13. volcanic differences (la fortuna, costa rica - april 2009)
14. Good [a definition] (february 21, 2009)
15. go slow
(caye caulker, belize - 3 march, 2009)
16. flashback-forward: june 2, 2002
(will be posted on 2 june, 2009)
17. the Ultimate ripple (originally posted in july, 2009)
18. expression counter-acts depression (october, 2009)

19. the end (january, 2010)


-----the links (below) have not been updated yet
the top 10 picture-filled, photo-graphic posts

1. any and all posts from new zealand (wanaka, wakipatu, queensland - november, 2008)

2. byron bay, (australia - october 30, 2008)

3. raggamuffin snorkel trip
and gilligan's island I, gilligan's island II (belize - march 3 - 6, 2009)
4. la fortuna
(la fortuna, costa rica - april, 2009)
5.
all of the key west and dry tortugas posts from "the boys" trip (30 december, 2008)
6. cataratas de la fortuna
(costa rica - april, 2009)
7. welcome to destin, florida (3 january, 2009)

8. san francisco/hawaii posts (oahu, hawaii - 23 november, 2008)

9. flashback: snorkeling with manatee (manatee springs, florida - 7 february, 2009)

10. any of the fiji posts [e.g. snorkel with the manta rays], (kuata, fiji - november, 2008)

..........honorable mentions:
11. blood brothers (april, 2009) - also has a video link to "blood brothers" by the boss
12. wat pho [the grande palace] (bangkok, thailand - 10 october, 2008)

13. i - eye - I (caye caulker, belize - march, 2009) - a morning of thoems
14. "all you can sing" buffett (charlotte, n.c. - 21 april, 2009)

15. pura vida (costa rica, 20 september, 2009)
16. en-Gulf-ed (the Gulf of mexico)

the top 10
family/friend posts

1. happy birthday mom (february 28, 2009)

2. veteran dad
and veteran dad, II (rhode island - january 28 and february 2, 2009)
3.
e-mail from jean (10 january, 2009)
4.
typical rhode island wake-up conversation (providence, r.i. - february, 2009)
5. "gift exchange" posts (28 november, 30 november, and 1 december, 2008)
6. a thanksgiving prayer (29 november, 2008)
- by josephine t. martineau
7. apple, tree, fall, boom! (19 november, 2008)

8. chiang mai bye bye (thailand - 25 october, 2008)

9. santa sightings; Christmas at the williams' (tampa, florida - 23
and 25 december, 2008)
10. HTSAD, step 3 (13 october, 2008)

...........honorable mentions:
11. flashback: willy n' judy (early november, 2008)
12. "a" is for attitude (caye caulker, belize - march, 2009)
13. mother's day (may, 2009) - the Dao of Mom
14. a message from beyond (may 6, 2009)
15. just another morning (july, 2009) join the martineaus for breakfast...uh... "discussions."
16. irish angel (may 13, 2011) in memory of jim casey

the top 10
video-linked posts

1.
"trapped" (march, 2009) - springsteen sings with passion (live)
2. let it Be (april, 2009) - great video of the Beatles featuring Paul McCartney (live)
3. feels soooooooo good (april, 2009) - listen to classic chuck mangione (with vocals)
4. la isla bonita (belize - march, 2009) - hot video of madonna, singing "la isla bonita" (live)
5. eighty-five ...a birthday poem for dad (august 8, 2008)
6. wish you were here (7 february, 2009) - song by mark wills
7. all you need is love (april, 2009) - classic Beatles (live)
8.
no "place" is paradise, II (march, 2009) - view "the last resort" by the eagles (live)
9. culbertsonized (april 2009) - snippets of brian culbertson (live)
10. don't let me down (april, 2009) - classic John Lennon (live)
..........honorable mentions
11. taxi driver (samasati, costa rica april, 2009) - "taxi" by harry chapin (live)
12. hey jude (april, 2009) - "must see" video of a budding rock star
13. good, clean fun (april, 2009) - sound of music in train station
14. you've got a friend (april 23, 2009) - amazing "sand art" in action
15. start Here (may 28, 2009) this 18 minute video says It, All
16. a quick tribute (june, 2009) to jimmy buffett (bama breeze; fruitcakes)
17. happy marriage (july, 2009) must see wedding entrance (5-ish fabulous minutes)
18. fire, brimstone, and baby bottles? (august 09) preaching to the choir (1 min, 47 seconds)
19. hugs (october 09) makes me cry, just watching it.
20. breathe (june, 2011) when we all lost someone who meant sooooo much to all.

i know that i've probably missed a lot, so this is a work in process. ..feel free to let me know if you have other favorites.

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