Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Thinking Blogger


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I've been tagged as a "Thinking Blogger" by Susan over at Rickety Contrivances of Doing Good. Thanks, Susan!

This meme has been around for some time, and by now I think everyone knows how these things work: when you're tagged, you get to post about five blogs that make you think, and pass the tag on to them. They then get to post about five other blogs. Etc. These are the specifics:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to five 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.' (Shown above.)

Even allowing for some redundancy, a meme like this can expand pretty rapidly to the point where all the good blogs have already been tagged. Hopefully we're not there yet.

My five, in no particular order:

1. Thick as Thieves, the blog of Washington resident, curry cook, and martial artist Bobbe Edmonds. Bobbe writes with flair and passion about truths most people find uncomfortable. He's been there: he writes about it so the rest of us don't have to go there. Oh, and he reviews cheesy movies.

2. Inspirations and Creative Thoughts, Sadiq Alam's blog. Sadiq posts more often and more regularly than anyone else in my blogroll, and it's always worth reading for anyone with an interest in the life of the spirit.

3. Traceless Warrior, my old friend Mushtaq Ali's blog. Mushtaq doesn't post as often as he used to, but the archives of this blog contain stuff you will find nowhere else. What kind? Everything from music recommends to commentary on ancient Sumerian texts. Now you know.

4. Old Enough to Know Better than almost anyone, is author, martial artist and guitarist Steve Perry. (I mean, that's his blog.) For anyone with thoughts of getting into professional or semi-professional writing, Steve's thoughts are priceless, er, invaluable.

5. The Toad Abode, which always makes me think of love. And family. And dogs, cats, toads, and snakes. But most of all, love.

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