Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Thinking Blog Award

This Thinking Blogger thing has had me thinking for a couple weeks now. It's not a choice I take lightly. This is something I take seriously. The blog writer has to make me think, stretch my brain, go places in my thinking that I might not ever go on my own. I read several very nice blogs. Most blogs are the Martha Stewart type blogs and I enjoy them, but they don't make me think about social issues, ethics, moral issues or set my brain to working on a level that can be called deep thinking. Pretty is nice but those blogs deserve a category all their own.
Thanks to all who have given me the Thinking Blogger Award. You have made me feel very honored. I bow humbly to all of you for your kindness. It is my desire to write words that make you think, to step outside the box a bit with me.

The criteria for this award is to select '5 Blogs That Make Me Think'. Once tagged, should you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging.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 this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.The award developer reminds: Please, remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking!
My choice blogs for the thinking blog award are....
Ah, now this girl makes me think. Of course we have known each other for oh 30 some years and I always considered her a good thinker. But her blog takes me places in my brain that they need to go. I like what she writes about. I like the way she takes you into her thinking, into her experiences of daily life and has you sitting there saying to yourself, "yeah, that's right ".
Rondi, so much for being a private little blog now ! Rondi's blog is just down right interesting

Sunny's Blog at
Now this too is an old friend, not that she is old, but that we have known each other for so many years I have lost count. Since the 1960's. She is one of my all time favorite people in the world, wonder if she knew that ? She is one of those rare jewels in life that never plays games and she is a thinker. She is fun, but still has this ability to see the deeper meaning of life. There is not a boring bone in her body or in her blog. And she makes you think about things without you even realizing it sometimes. Smart girl

Rapunzel, at
this is a relatively new blog to me, but I know and knew from the start that this gal and I are kindred spirits. Love her blog. She writes well and says important things.

Eat Peace Please at
Leslie writes about food, shares recipes with you but there is something much deeper going on, there is a social conscience to her food. She makes me THINK about what I should be eating.
Temporary Reality found at
Honest, goes beyond telling the everyday happenings by bringing you into her thoughts and what those thoughts mean or can mean. I really like the honesty of this blog

And if my friend Dr Harper had a blog, (hint hint), I know his would make me think.


La Tea Dah said...

OH, I'm so glad you have posted your five nominees. I've been waiting eagerly! I'm glad to see your two dearest friends made the list. Did you read Salina's blog today? She has tagged you yet again. Morning Ramble is an inspiration to more than you know! God bless you!!!!!!!


La Tea Dah said...

Are the links working for others? I can only get Eat Peace Please to connect. It may be my own computer's problem (Firefox screening), but I'm not sure and thought I'd check.

La Tea Dah said...

Simple Katie recently nominated you as well. :)


Patty said...

hope they are all working now !

Eat Peace Please said...

Patty, you are such a sweet, thank you. You are right, I do think about what I eat and why on so many levels. I appreciate your nomination and for me, you win this thinking blog award!

Aisling said...

Patty, As one of the bloggers who nominated you, *grin*, I am thrilled to see your list appear! I cannot wait to read these blogs; with your seal of approval, I know they will be meaningful. I already love Rapunzel's Castle - she's on my list and a long time, pre-blogging friend as well. :)

neighbor said...


oh my, I didn't honestly suspect you'd pick temporary reality when you first mentioned the Thinking Blogger's Award (though I secretly kind of hoped :-) )... and I sometimes wonder if the nittygritty daily details are just fluff compared to some of the folks in blogland who are delving into heavy political/social issues. Amazingly, though, I have managed to inspire thought in you (and others?) in spite of the personal slant, and for that, I'm glad.

The old saying "the personal is political" is perhaps relevant, though I'm not trying to bring the loaded term "politics" into any of it...maybe just "the personal is meaningful"??

what an honor!

now, fittingly, I'm thinking about it and will see what it means to me and how I'll carry it on.

and I've never been tagged before!


Sunny said...

Thank you my friend. I'll try to do you proud.

"makes you think about things without you even realizing it"
My dear, that would be because you are a THINKER.

Rondi said...

Thank you for the compliment, Patty! Becoming part of your blogging community has been an interesting and inspiring journey over the past year. I find I see many things differently because I'm thinking about how it will translate into words and pictures. It's given me new eyes, new ears, and so many new things to think about. Thank you for that!

Rapunzel said...

Patty, I am so incredibly honored to have been chosen by you! As Aisling has already awarded me a month or so ago, I believe the "rules" preclde me from accepting the honor but it means the world to me nonetheless!

Thank you, so very much.

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