I'm going to be honest and real here for just a second.
It's very encouraging for a poor, lonely blogger to have other bloggers whom you respect and whom you self-servingly refer to as your "peers" notice and approve of your work. I have been so honored in the past by The Watcher's Council and was nominated a second time this week for a post that I wrote here. I didn't win the non-Council category this time around. That went to this post by a blogger I have not read before, but after today I certainly will. Erudite and funny. I also think that it is a particularly amusing synchronicity that Cassandra and I wrote posts with the same title within days of each other. But hers blows mine away. And that's not to be construed as sexual harassment in any way.
Reading over the various posts nominated is both fascinating and humbling because of the talent on display. I have to start taking my education more seriously.
So thanks to the Council for the nomination and the vote.