Toilet paper. That’s what I was going to blog about today. Or I should say “the absence of”, after reading a story in the New York Times about an environmentally savvy couple in Manhattan who decided our planet didn’t need it (TP, that is) … and neither did they.
They’ve been living without toilet paper—with no apparent substitute—for a whole year. The NY Times said, “Think lots of water and fresh-air drying.” I say, only if you must …But I digress. Because the theme of this weekend’s post changed after I received this:
Congratulations, you’ve won a
Wow! Now, I don’t usually respond to memes. But since Kiyotoe (thank you, oh great dragon!) took the time to pin me with a Thinking Blogger Award, I thought I should show my appreciation and rise to the occasion by selecting my five award winners.
There are many talented bloggers out there—some who really make me laugh/and I love to laugh—but this is about those who most often make me think. So if your name is mentioned below, you too have won a Thinking Blogger Award. (Check out the rules at the end of this post if you choose to participate!)
- The Dragon: 050376—yes, I know he tagged me and already has an award, but since I’ve often pondered something he’s written, long after reading, I would be remiss in not mentioning him. He’s not afraid to be controversial, and his well-thought out philosophies have often fired cerebral synapses, or made me stop and about-turn on an issue. So, Kiyotoe, does that make you a double-award winner?
- She’s a brilliantly talented artist and more, and in Colouring Outside the Lines, Andrea often discusses her art form, the art world, and creativity-at-large. In addition, she has terrific research skills, and includes the neatest links to some really obscure sites and unusual viewpoints.
- Don’t go here if you’re sensitive to the youthful blush of language or sexual innuendo since it sometimes gets a little ‘fresh’, as my grandmother would say. Ant's nothing if not open and honest, and he likes to push the envelope. His tongue-in-cheek Antedisestablishmentarianism Brit wit often makes me laugh, as well as think, and his writings remind me of my 20-something nephews ... I feel I’m getting a little insight into the things they do not want Aunty Bibi to know about!
- She often blogs about writing, and as a teacher and musician, Becca works a lot of relevant life experience, and practical, yet thought provoking philosophies into Becca’s Byline.
- Sometimes she writes about simple, everyday life, but there are times when Deidre at Writing Anam Cara writes so poignantly about the painful journey following her sister’s death, that it makes you stop to appreciate—right now—the wonderful people we are lucky enough to have in our lives.
And there you have it. Five bloggers who make me think.
PS. As with anything and everything on the Internet, check details for yourself before deciding to participate! Bibi.
The Thinking Blogger Award Rules
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).