A couple of weeks ago, Kristen nominated me for a thinking blogger award. Since then, I suspect, the kind and generous Kristen has been thinking something along the lines of the following: “the ingrate, she didn’t even acknowledge it in her blog”. But I’ve been thinking about who (or should that be whom, you know, I think it should) I should nominate. Before we get to the votes of the Belgo-Irish jury, here are the rules:
The rules for accepting this award are:
1) If you get tagged, write a post with links to five (5) blogs that make you think (or you know, not, if you’d prefer).
2) Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact location of the MeMe.
3) Optional: Proudly display the Thinking Blogger Award with a link to the post that you wrote.
And we’re off:
1. Gin and teutonic. I have been reading this blog for a long time in various incarnations. It is funny. It is clever. It is the original thinking expat blog.
2. Diary of a Playgroup Dropout. Beth is lovely. The whole internet thinks so, so I’m probably not introducing you to anybody new here. To me she epitomises all the good things about the US. All that get up and go and clever and polite too. Like all of us, I suspect, Beth is concerned about children who are less well off. Unlike most of the rest of us, she has decided to try to do something about it. Her blog has a section devoted to trying to help less well off children. It is here. It’s not about money, though, if you are time poor and cash rich, it can be. It’s about doing something for unfortunate children and that can be making cards for children sick in hospital or whatever the richness of the internet suggests to her as the monthly challenge. Brilliant.
3. Geepeemama. I have a lot in common with the geepeemama except that she thinks about things more. Well, this is a thinking blogger award.
4. Brother Lawrence The man who proves that monks are human too, though, frankly, the jury may be out on some of the others. Did you know that he is a real monk?
5. Only five? Well how about the sarcastic journalist then? There’s something about the way she writes which combines humour and an occasional dose of misery which reminds me how we are all compromised by our choices. This makes her sound very grim but she isn’t at all, she’s hilarious and, um, thoughtful.