Besides Terry, (whose blog I read daily) here are five more awards of my own given out to those people whose provocative insights have deeply affected my perspective and challenged my thinking. They’re worth a read, and truly deserve a Thinking Blog Award.
Moon’s blog is a blogosphere visual dessert. There’s not a specific category in which to put Moon’s blog; she’s part art-blog, poet-blog, photographer-blog, spirit-blog. Her carefully-selected pieces of art lift the spirit because they are provocative. Because of Moon, maps have come to life for me. I now save maps, study maps, and draw maps. Reading her blog is the ultimate aesthetic experience: the much-anticipated hot-fudge sundae the end of a hard day’s work.
Jeremy’s posts always cause me to reflect upon my lifestyle choices, especially in regards to my career and finances. His clear-thinking, simple lifestyle, which is closely linked to the outdoors, is an inspiration to me. His thoughtful insights challenge me to not simply accept the status quo, but to live meaningfully rather than superficially and to be intentional in my life choices.
Jeff Hess is passionate about a lot of things, particularly politics, current events, the alarming expansion of Wal-Mart, and most of all: coffee. It was this shared passion for a cup of Joe and writing that first connected me to Jeff, but I also I enjoy his chapbook, humor, and the frequent comments from his dad. Our blogs were born around the same time, and he will always be my blogging brother.
This poet from Kentucky and I share a love for poetry and nature. Her posts are thoughtful and provocative. She keeps me connected to U.S. politics and especially to my first love: poetry. Author of “Dance the Black-eyed Girl” and “My Will and Testament is on the Desk”, Sherry’s blog is one of the first of my daily reads.
Christian Long is a visionary, a down-to-earth philosopher, a student advocate, and most of all: an optimistic seeker who is looking ways to connect creativity with learning. He is on the forefront of school design, Web 2.0, and the creative use of educational technology. If I were only allowed to read but one blog about technology and learning (heaven forbid that ever happens!), his blog would be my choice. His links lead me to big thinkers, and open-minded educators.
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 the The Thinking Blog: Thinking Blogger Awards so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with at The Thinking Blog, create a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).