I must say, I'm pretty stoked that Mad thought of me, now that I've gotten over my initial reaction that she can't REALLY find me thought-provoking, she's just being nice because I'm so sleep-deprived and have been whining about it. I think that response is natural, when you're nominated by someone whose every single post is not only packed with thought-provoking substance and librarian humour, but topped with a clever, witty title. EVERY SINGLE POST, folks. If I can get a little bit of thought into my posts, there's none left over for a clever title.
Anyways, it's really lovely to have been listed among some of my favourite bloggers. Thanks, Mad.
Now I have to share five more thinking bloggers. The Mouse's Nest: Mouse has a Global Warming Wednesday series, which has been getting me thinking, but what has really stayed with me is this post about marriage. I've always been sold on the idea of same sex marriage, but have never really thought about exactly why it's important until I read this post.
Jen, of One Plus Two, often makes me think, especially about social justice. I especially love her stories about the people she meets in her job. I think it's important that the homeless don't become faceless. And the Just Posts that she and Mad have started provide excellent food for thought, and Jen's recent Just Post about AIDS in South Africa shared numbers I didn't know, despite the fact that I was just there. The reduced life expectancy is especially horrifying.
Lately I've also been getting into Written Inc. Each post (except for today, which has only words about a loved one who has recently passed) showcases one of the blogger's photos and his thoughts about the subject, or the circumstances, or his motivations for shooting. Each post ends with a thought-provoking question to the reader.
I've also really been enjoying Mimi on the Breach's writing on life her with Miss Baby, Pynchon, and a busy career, I think because her life seems quite different from mine (#1 because her baby sleeps), despite the over arching similarities.