OC is forever comparing his blog stats to mine and wailing about his lack of popularity. I chide him a bit, and tell him it is because of the T word. You know, the one we all try to avoid: Think! So that really makes what I am about to say next incredibly ironic:
On Monday, Silverneurotic awarded me with The Thinking Blogger Award. She said some very flattering things about me, and asked me to pass on the award to five other deserving blogs.
Here are my selections:
First, because it was first in my blogging line up of blogs that make me think, I nominate, Waking Ambrose. The host of Waking Ambrose is a curmudgeony Dawg who goes by the name Doug. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays he channels Ambrose Bierce and challenges his readers to redefine words from Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary. You have to be on your toes to keep up with this crowd. At WA, the comments are the place to be.
Wednesdays this year are potpourri. Some days we get fables. Often we get poetry. We’ve even gotten memes. On the weekends, the Dawg corrals a collection of words and presents his readers with a story — both oral and written. This year Doug’s wonderful stories are being read by the guests who frequent his blogs. One of my favorite stories is here: ( An Honest Man). Listen to the audio and see if you can figure out why.
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Second, I nominate, Belle of the Brawl — always a first class lady — because her blog came second in my line up of blogs that make me think. BotB, hosted by Sar, explores todays hot topics in a no holds barred, yet somehow civilized way. Sar, a busy wife, mother and college student, isn’t posting as often as she used to, but she hasn’t lost her ability to stir the embers of controvery. Take a look at, Do Ask, Do Tell, and see what I mean. Like WA, the comments are the place to be on this blog.
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Third, I nominate Dr. John, of The Fortress. Dr. John’s blog is a lot of fun, but he is a retired pastor (and as I’m sure you know, pastors never really retire) and often he has insightful kernals of Biblical widom that enlighten without preaching. Dr. John is a regular kind of guy living out and sharing his faith with humor and joy. He hosts Leave a Comment Monday, and everyday he highlights a new blog, often sending traffic to visit — and comment — on the site of someone he doesn’t even know. Dr. John also has a little town that lives in his garage, and everyday he relates the events in the lives of the citizens of said town.
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Fourth, I nominate Gawpo of, The Annals of Gawpo. While reading Gawpo’s blog you will gain insight on making pottery, making music, making friends and flying high. As with a couple of my other favorite places, the comments are definately the place to be. There’s a party happening there!
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Last, but definately the favorite of my favorites, I nominate, O’Ceallaigh’s Fellofatruck Publications. This blog provides an eclectic diet of humor, political commentary, humor, science, humor, personal reflections and humor. If you want to laugh while having your consciousness raised, Fellofatruck Publications is definitely the blog to read.
Every Sunday OC takes a well-worn word, and defines it in new and insightful ways. Some of my favorites include: dock, imagination, melancholy and vocabulary. Wednesdays OC usually expounds or laments some current state of world affairs or politics. On rare occasions he opens up and shares bits of himself, like his two part story of learning to ride a bike (one, two); or his fear of land crabs. Just recently he has added the Three Dot Friday column. These are easily my favorite posts to read, though the one that especially touched me was Three Dot Friday IV, because of the piquaint and revealing last paragraph.
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The participation rules are simple:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote.