My blog celebrated a few minor milestones this week. This Salon marks the eighth straight day I’ve posted to the blog; my previous record was just three straight. This also happens to be my 100th blog post overall. And on Friday my site had its 10,000th view. While I know that many sites see that many people in an hour or two, and it took me a mere two years and five months to get there, I’m still pleased and grateful that a few folks have found my subject matter and writing worth checking out.
The major post for this week was a look at Norwegian stave churches. These medieval wooden churches captured my imagination for some reason when I first encountered them a few weeks ago. Even if you don’t really want to read what I said about them, the pictures are very nice.
I’ve made a couple of references recently to the Asian Art Museum’s exhibition Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy, which opened just a couple of days ago and continues until January 13 of next year. The Museum has posted a few videos on the exhibition, a particularly cool one of which demonstrates five major scripts.
Finally, although I generally prefer not to write about politics, I do want to take a minute to throw my weight behind Hank, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia. Find out more at Facebook and Twitter, or check out his website. Pick up some Hank swag – all proceeds go to animal rescue and other animal-related causes.
In times like these, we need a cat like this.