Congratulations to Ben Kirby on 8th anniversary of his blog, The Spencerian

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Congratulations to my colleague Ben Kirby on the eighth anniversary of the inception of his blog, The Spencerian, which I believe is the best-written personal, independent, progressive blog in Florida. Ben is a deep — deeeeeep — thinker who covers a broad array of subjects, from local, state and national politics to the wonder of fatherhood.

I don’t always agree with Ben (and he’s taken a few deserved shots at my blog), but his work is always worth the read.

Do yourself and add The Spencerian to your Google Reader.

Here’s Ben’s post on the celebration of The Spencerian’s eighth anniversary.

Eight years today.

Thank you for following along.  Thank you for your patience through the quiet times and through the re-design(s).  

It’s been a great year, but what I’m really looking forward to is Year Nine and 2013.  I have a lot of hope for a wonderful year, not just for this blog — which has, once again, survived my protracted musings of ending it — but for me and my family, and for all of us.  

There is a lot going on at home, but in the world of politics and government, too.  I hope I keep doing what I’ve always tried to do with this blog: offer a slightly different, somewhat personal take on the stuff that it happening here and abroad that can often feel, well, a bit overwhelming.

With that said, I want to take just a quick second and thank not only you for reading, but Duncan and the kids, too.  They’re more than just inspiration.  They are full of love and happiness and hope, and they make me see the world in a different, better way.

So what do you say?  You with me for another year?

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.