Thursday, March 29, 2007

Put your thinking caps on (thinking blogger awards)

The lovely Deirdre and the amazing Frida nominated me as one of their Thinking Bloggers (And I am feeling so honored!), and thus I can nominate five blogs myself. This is harder than it sounds, since every blog I read makes me think, ruminate, muse, ponder. I never have a day where some turn of phrase, some image or idea, doesn’t make me stop and evaluate my own beliefs. Honestly, you are my university right now. And for that, I say thank you.

That being said, I DO want honor five blogs that always offer me much food for thought.

Diary of a Self Portrait—Jessie reminds me to look deeply at my surroundings, my preconceived notions, my “givens.” Her writing is always rich with close-observations, and rewards re-readings.

Better Make it a Double—Emmie never fails to remind me of how important mothering is—intellectually, emotionally, politically.

Waiting on the Front Porch
—This is my new blog crush, honestly. Bee’s writing shocks me like cold water, forcing me to think about what I believe to be true. I love how fearlessly honest she is. I can’t believe it took me this long to discover her!

California Fever—Marilyn is endlessly curious—her blog covers the spectrum: politics, art, music, philosophy, education. Her passion for knowledge and experience inspires me to broaden my own horizons.

Grow Wings—Because Laini’s writing process makes me see all of the possibilities in my own. Because her imagination seems to range over everything, showing me how enchanted reality can be. And because her positive nature leads me to question my own received ideas about what artists should be like.

Oy, I could keep going and going and going with this. What can I say…you are all endlessly fascinating to me!

The Thinking Blogger Award Rules
If you were named above and choose to carry this meme forward, remember to tag only those bloggers who stimulate your cortex … or something like that.
Please make sure you pass the rules to the blogs you are tagging.

If, and only if, you have been tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.

Optional: Proudly display your '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).

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Blogger Amber said...

Jesse, Bee, and Laini. GOOD ONES! i will have to check the others out ;)


12:15 AM, March 30, 2007  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

I only know Emmie, who is a great choice - now I'll have to check out the others!


11:02 AM, March 30, 2007  
Anonymous bella said...

Hello and congrats on your nomination! I think you did a great job picking 5 blogs! Some of them are my very good friends!

12:15 PM, March 30, 2007  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Well Done You!

I will check the others out too, thanks. :-) E

4:01 PM, March 30, 2007  
Blogger Alexandra S said...

There are three new blogs on there I haven't heard of- and I couldn't agree more about Laini AND California Fever! good picks! I am catching up on your blog of the last two weeks-mesmerizing, captivating writing as always. I owe you a LONG email AND how about that phone call??? Sunday? Missing you and sending you hugs.

6:40 PM, March 30, 2007  
Blogger Jessie said...

wow!! did i just get nominated for something? for real?! holy cawroly, chica! i feel totally honored. but do you want to know the best part about getting nominated? it being by you! really honestly...that is quite a compliment, my dear.

your blog makes me think also. you are such a talented writer in so many ways. i can't imagine life without you. i am sooooo glad that we both moved to this city! thank god for in-the-flesh-writerly friends! :)

i love ya.

10:36 PM, March 30, 2007  
Blogger deirdre said...

Good choices. I'm getting to read so many new blogs through this meme. And of course I had to award you, my heart and mind are so well fed by your words.

11:45 PM, March 30, 2007  
Blogger Susan Abraham said...

How sweet of you to do this for your friends, Mardou.... :-)

12:30 AM, March 31, 2007  
Anonymous Marilyn said...

I'm sorry I didn't see this. You posted this the day my Aunt died...and things got sort of crazy after that. Thank you SO much. I hope you know I feel 'right back atcha.' The only reason I didn't list you in my 5 was because I was trying to nominate that I thought handn't already been nominated. But your writing is always (ALWAYS) an inspiration to me...even when you think you're not writing. xoxo

8:17 AM, April 16, 2007  
Anonymous Emmie (Better Make It A Double) said...

I can't believe I missed this! I do read your blog, but somehow missed this post. Thanks! I guess now I get to name 10 - what fun!

8:15 AM, April 17, 2007  

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