". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thinking Bloggers, Part 2

A few months back I was honored by my friend and fellow homeschooler Jane when she named me as a Thinking Blogger. In good meme fashion, I am supposed to name some blogs that likewise make me think, but I have been a little slow in doing so, partly because some of the first blogs that came to mind had already been nominated.

In recent weeks, however, several of the blogs I enjoy visiting have clearly set themselves apart as thought-provoking reads. Without further delay, here they are:

1) Mother Hubbard's Cupboard - The author describes his blog as "a look into the mind of one of the most random, crazy people in all the land." I add that my husband and I have known him since he was a mere lad in our last congregation. Now he is seminary-bound (and with his science degree and theological knowledge is one of the best sources I know for creation/evolution questions).

2) Uvulapie's Girl - This lady (another homeschooling Lutheran mom) is just too clever for her own good. Her posts (and their attendant comments) always make me laugh. I wish I could be so funny!

3) Take Up the Gauntlet - Yet another smart, funny Lutheran homeschooler (they seem to be everywhere, don't they?). If you haven't already done so, be sure to read her musings on motherhood, linked in my last post. By the way, she and her inner circle have a plan for world domination. I think we could do worse.

4) The Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake - He's not a Lutheran homeschooler (or a mom), but his sister is both. And he is so smart that sometimes I don't even understand the titles of his posts.

In naming only four blogs I have bent the rules a bit (the originator of this meme, linked below, called for five). But if I name anymore I fear I will not stop until I get to ten or fifteen. So I leave you with these standouts and invite those named to pass along the honor as follows:

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 (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).


Me said...


(I really did scream. I might be headed into shock but don't worry, I live next to a hospital. Don't feel guilty or anything. We have insurance. If you feel like you MUST do something I like pale yellow or peach roses and debrand's chocolates. The chocolates can contain nuts but please don't get the peanut butter filled ones. That juice they put in there gives me the shivers.)

My sister is getting really mad and jealous. It stems from her days in school when she was picked last for everything in gym class. I just don't see how that has ANYTHING to do with this.

Cool! :) Thanks!

Oh and Mother Hubbard's Cupboard IS AWESOME!!!!

The Gauntlets said...

Hey!! You linked to me!! :)

I'm not sure I deserve to be in the same list as the Bi-Colored Python Rock Snake, but I really appreciate the nice things you said. :)Thank you.

Goooooooooooooooo Lutherans!

Chris said...

Wow. Thanks for the nomination! I have some thoughts for Holy Cross day from yesterday...well, now it's 2 days ago. I'll respond to your post then :-D.

Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake said...

Not a Lutheran homeschooler yet, that is.