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A few more landmarks

One thing I forgot to watch out for last week: I have now passed the 600th blog post landmark. I'll be a bit more aware when I approach the 700 mark (probably at the beginning of September), so I can have another free gift ready to go.

Also, another of my Meditations on Art has now surpassed 1,500 views. I know, I know, this is nothing compared to videos of sneezing pandas and cats swearing at printers. But considering that I don't promote them at all, and thought that only 20 people at most would watch them, I'm OK with this.

The video that is now catching up with my Matisse talk is this one, on Kara Walker:

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