The State of the Blog

I am spending this February tropical day (a bit overcast with a cooling breeze, 23° C at 12:15 in the afternoon) in Phuket, Thailand, trying to think of ways to resurrect Philatelic Pursuits as a frequently-updated blog. My philatelic blogging focus since the beginning of July 2016 has been A Stamp A Day (ASAD). I…

Introducing My Philatelic Pursuits

Welcome to my “Philatelic Pursuits.”  Allow me to introduce myself and this blog. My name is Mark Jochim and I was born in Texas.  For the first 40 years of my life, I lived in the United States where I collected stamps off and on from the age of ten. A decade ago, I made…