In celebration of PP's birthday, here's a brief-ish list of what I would consider the best posts in the history of the site, in the order that they were published. After each link, I'll try to offer up a brief analysis of my reaction after re-reading the post. I'm going to assume that no one reading this right now except for Alex is very familiar at all with my earlier work, when I was toiling away in the land of 3 hits per day.
Note that the concentration of what I consider my best posts has significantly diminished over time. Do I think that I was a better blogger then than I am now? Probably not, but there were several philosophical changes I made, the foremost being the decision not to write 10,000 word posts anymore.