Looking over the Google Analytics statistics, I see that there have been two rather long visits to the blog from Ahwaz and Shiraz in the past month.
To whoever came here from there: thank you. You come from places with a long and fascinating history, and I would love to visit them someday.
To bloggers: Google Analytics is free, and even if, like me, you're not trying to have a huge readership or make money from your blog, it's fun to look through the map overlay and see just how far your words propagate. It reminds me of lazy afternoons spent long ago looking through a treasured gift of a World Almanac.