So I think I’ve mentioned before that I have a really generic hit counter thingy upon which my vanity is sometimes built (and against which my vanity is sometimes beaten). It doesn’t tell me much, so really it just make me wonder who some of my faithful readers are. Who in the MIT nuclear science lab loves me? Who in Mumbai and New Delhi (yes, as in India), Ottawa, Tampa, New Hyde Park, Midlothian, Montpelier, and Dracut? Some people I can guess – I’m pretty sure I only have one fan in Mountain Home, Arkansas and at most three in White Hall – but some, like the reader in a midsize Washington State city where I have reason to suspect I’m not on anyone’s favorite people list and the reader in Tampere, Finland, where I only have one friend and he’s here in Cambridge at the moment, have me pleasantly puzzled. Maybe I should create a guestbook, like the one in my car. Or maybe I’ll just keep enjoying the mystery.