Rurality recently tagged me for a 'Thinking Blogger Award' and a few days later, so did Zombieslayer. I did this a month or so ago and tagged 5 guys who make me think but I didn't have one of these groovy little gold or silver buttons to give them. Brian, Lacquer, Jericho, Phaedrous, Zombie, grab one of these nifty doodads retroactively and stick it on your blog...you guys tickle my brain. Now, it was pointed out to me that I had honored only men last time, so in an effort to maintain balance in the cosmic order I will pick 5 thinking women this time.
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 (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).
Cosima is a German woman living and working in Hong Kong. She has shared some really fascinating cultural tidbits from both her homeland and her current location. She has translated some wonderful German poetry that I've really enjoyed. I so admire people who are truly multilingual and being able to translate poetry and still maintain the spirit and mood of a piece is a real demonstration of skill. She participates regularly in Da Count (counting what you have instead of bemoaning what you don't have) in such a thoughtful and deep way that I am often reminded of something I've overlooked.
M is a single woman in the Midwest. She is wry and witty as she offers up her observations on coworkers, family members, potential suitors and the various transitions and choices we have in life. Even when she is wisecracking she does so in a way that makes me think, that combo is always stimulating and satisfying when I visit her.
Logo started blogging roughly around the same time I did. We know each other from Yahoo trivia chat rooms. Though we rarely make it to those rooms anymore we still compete with each other daily in other trivia quizzes. She keeps her blog pretty light but even her humor shows her strong intellect and her powerful curiosity about the world. When she does address something serious, be assured she will do so with many facts and much logic to back her position. Oh, and did I mention I am currently ahead of her in both the quizzes we compete in? MWAH! Love you, Logo dear!
Jocelyn is someone I've only discovered recently. I knew she was a smart cookie when she did a whole post about apostrophes. Yes, I enjoyed the post. Her precise usage is a geeky delight. Her writing is simply divine. She is both wickedly funny and deeply touching as she shares about her family, friends, and the fun she has. I always look forward to a new post from her.
Kfarmer is a lady from Georgia. She recently left her job to return to her beloved land. She shares a lot about her gardening and country life. At first glance it may seem like that's about it, but she's been through a lot of changes lately and had some big surprises (some good, some bad) occur. As she has shared these chapters of life her no nonsense attitude becomes apparent and the wisdom that comes of being able to listen to both people and the earth comes shining through.