Well, here we are again...another year in the books.
We got 2014 started slowly, very slowly, with a wooden snow roller...
Said goodbye to old friends...
Listened to a tree tell us its sad story...
And watched a groundhog nearly leap to its death.
But things began to pick up on a trip down memory lane with Allison Logging in the 1930's, the most popular Go Wood post of the year...
And we surveyed the real value of wood in modern home construction.
We paid homage to some of the greatest of all wood designs...one of the simplest, and one of the most complex.
We kept a wary eye on that crazy world through the looking glass...and another on the tinsel-town world in which productive folks are nearly always the bad guys.
We learned how man conquered the world with wood...and then contemplated the functional beauty of wooden boat that got him there.
We experienced the thrill of victory...and rebounded with wood when Earth tried to deal our Italian friends the agony of defeat.
We (meaning I) nearly killed some little fish friends, but the experience brought us some great knowledge of European and American bow-woods.
And we experienced the joy of youth, both in going up the ladder, and going down a hill.
2014 brought a couple of little tweaks to Go Wood which you probably didn't notice, but one in particular should have significant impact on our ranks. If you look at the top right-hand corner of this panel, you'll see a little box titled "Translate." Go ahead, try it. Click the little down-arrow and then pick your favorite foreign language. Amazing, huh? Now people can Go Wood in nearly one hundred different languages.
And by the end of this year, nearly half a million folks will have done just that. Thanks to all of you that make Go Wood what it is...just a simple source of woody inspiration. Keep it coming in, and I'll try to keep it going out. More folks need to know about the miracle of wood, so keep tuning in and sharing with your friends.
Because what the world needs now, is wood, sweet wood.