As regular readers know my piece on the Rule of St. Benedict and its influence on the roots of Western democracy was selected for Freshly Pressed by WordPress, who have hosted this blog for the past two years. This is the third time I have been honored by the editors of WordPress with this recognition, as an appreciation of my writing, and it never ceases to amaze me that people like what I am trying to do over here at the Blog of the Courtier. I thank them very much indeed for their encouragement as I continue to share news and concepts with all of you.
And this gives me the opportunity to say thank you to both my new and regular readers in a very particular way, for the 5th anniversary of this particular blog is coming up in a couple of weeks. In tomorrow morning’s blog post, I will have details on this year’s Blog of the Courtier birthday contest, and how you can participate. I am grateful that so many of you stick around to think about and discuss Western culture with me, and explore some of the ideas and ideals which built our civilization.
So stay tuned, and check back tomorrow morning around 10:00 am Eastern, to see how you might win yourself a thank-you prize from yours truly!
“Portrait of a Man Reading” by Franciabigio (1514)
National Gallery, London