Aspazia tapped me with this meme that's been circulating -- the Thinking Blog Award. I usually don't do these, but I do think there are some smart lesser known blogs I would love to see get a wider readership. (hint: it also helps to get someone to do something if they think they are getting an award for doing it -- even if it is an award you just made up.)
The groundrules are:
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.
Barefoot Bum: BB has become a regular here at the playground and always has thoughtful, provocative pieces. Larry is the sort of intellectual I love to play with because he's authentic. He'll rightly take you to task if you are sloppy and he'll stand with you if he thinks you are on target.
Buridan's Ass: What I love about Buridan is his ability to give bite sized chunks of yummy intelligent goodness. Whether it is snark, insight, outrage, or celebration, it's an espresso shot of smart.
The NonSequitur: It's a critical thinking class, it's a blog, it's a critical thinking class, it's a blog, it's a critical thinking class in a blog. These guys do some of the best logical analyses of contemporary political discourse this side of the Daily Howler.
Philosophical Bits: Phil's meditations on things philosophical are always good. one of his slew of blogs, it's well worth the daily peek.
My Life and Times: Singpr's blog is new but off to a very nice start. Well worth the read. Smart and spunky.
I limited it to five, but there are a bunch of others. Please leave the names and links to your blog or to others that you think deserve wider recognition.