MacOldie (the blog, that is) is one year old and interest and support is now coming from all over the world. It's a tough task blogging every day and there are both prolific and fallow periods. Contributions from readers are always welcome; just email them to me (address at the top of the left-hand column). I reserve the right to edit stories but will preserve your style. And, if you wish, you can use your own by-line.