But first, a nod to thethinker. It is especially nice to have this meme passed along from her. She is a 16-year-old student with great insight and wit who writes wonderful stories about her life and her iPod addictions. So if you haven't paid her a visit, please do so.
And now to the recognition of five bloggers who make me think. Not an easy task. In the few months that I've been blogging, I've found many terrific writers. A few are listed on my blogroll. But there are many more that I read on an almost daily basis. I read blogs in the US and Canada and England and France and Australia and more. I learn. I laugh. I see beautiful photos from places I'll probably never get to visit. So how do I narrow it down to just five?
The choices were made a little easier by the fact that several of my daily reads have already been honored in this way. So I focused on those who had not yet received the recognition because they also deserve it.
So without any further delay...The Thinking Blogger Award is presented to...
Winston was an easy choice for his Weird Words series, his political thoughts, and his comments on the art of blogging itself. And being from Tennessee, he can't resist throwing in the occasional cheer for the Volunteers.
Jonathan just might be one of the funniest people on the internet. He has a wonderful ability to find humor in the routines of daily life and he shares that with the rest of us. In doing so, he encourages me to view some mundane elements of life with smile on my face. The fact that he is also the "No. 1 Lobster Panties Site On The Internet" just makes it even more fun.
O Mighty Crisis
Jocelyn is an english teacher, a wife, a parent, and resident of the cold state of Minnesota. And she writes about it all. With passion and wit, she shares stories of cold winters, family outings in the snow, the joys of motherhood, the challenges of turning forty, and the trials and tribulations of teaching. And don't even think about using the phrase "begs the question" in a comment!
Abby has great stories about being a parent, a member of the PTO/PTA, and a part time special education math and reading teacher. She sees life from both sides of the desk and finds very creative techniques for sharing the stories. Of course her kids are still afraid to go inside the Teachers' Lounge...that mysterious room behind the closed door.
Ruthless In The Suburbs
Ruth lives right here in my home state of Connecticut. She bills herself as a "stay at home mom trying to Do It All". It seems she does...so I'm not sure how she finds time to blog. But she writes nice, long posts that share some of the best moments of her day.
These folks always entertain me. They make me think. They make me enjoy reading blogs.
And now, to meet the requirements of the meme, here are the rules...
- If you get tagged, create your own post of five blogs that make you think.
- Link to this place so that people know where the meme is from.
- Display the award, if you like, linking to the post that you wrote.