Saturday, May 12, 2007

Story Interlude - Thinking

Jess at Just a Touch of Sweetness made my month by nominating me for a Thinking Blogger Award. (No, that's not her picture, but I thought it went well with the idea). If you haven't read Jess you really should. She writes with charm, wit, humor and sexiness that keeps you wanting more. When I read her, I wish it had been Georgia I'd moved to way back when and not Germany. I'd really like to meet her.

So I am going to give my own Thinking Blogger nominations - which requires a lot of thought and I'm not really as good at it as Jess thinks. First off, here are the rules:

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

My nominations:

1. Princess Haiku's blog is a "literary collage of poetry, prose, photography, classical music, dance and book reviews, written in the tradition of a poetic memoir," as she puts it. The individual collage she presents is the most cultured and has the most depth of any I've seen in the Internet. Intelligently done, a fine balance of video, photography, design and content. Princess Haiku was a shoe-in for this nomination.

2. Colored Clouds has a blog entitled "Creations of Another Nature". Each of her posts is an invitation to reflect, to stop and think about the world around us and feelings we have. The posts are interwoven with her impeccable photography: sight and thought combined. There's a sense of peace and serenity in all of her posts. I always enjoy stopping by there.

3. Ellen at Soulkin is as rare as a speck of amber on a beach of gray sand. There is something divine about the way she writes. The positive outlook and the subtle insights make each post worth its weight (and wait) in gold. I wish she were more prolific, but the quality of her posts makes up for the quantity. If you are ever having a bad day, read a page of her archives and I guarantee you will feel better.

4. Frances Bo Bancess has a wonderful site documenting her thoughts, impressions and vignettes of imagination. Hers was one of the first blogs I ever linked to, and I'm glad I did. It was a long time before I knew her age, and I was surprised when I found out. She is wise far beyond that superficial number.

5. Cooper: Not only is Cooper a Thinking Blogger, she is also our conscience. She sees directly through the bullshit going on in our society and in our world, and with a few clear cut thoughts, chops it into mincemeat. There's greatness at Cooper's, and I predict it's only just begun.


Jess said...

You are the sweetest! Now stop making me blush and get started on your next story. I'll be waiting.... And, while I'm waiting, I'll be checking out your nominations!

The Boy from S.A.C.A.D.A. said...

i dident want to hert you're feelings but Mrs Jess never ment to make you one of the thinking blogers - she wanted to link to my blog but acidently missspeld the adress. cuz their very similer.

Princess Haiku said...

I am honored that you nominated my blog for a Thinking Blogger Award and am giving the response some thought. I am considering the blogs that have broadened my perspective or world view in a special way. I already linked to your space and now. to ... consider...

Doug said...

Great list. Cooper certainly deserves it and I'll have to read the others. This has always been a good place to find smart bloggers.

Jess said...

Indie, don't you listen to a single word "the boy" is telling you. You know I meant you!

Frances bo bancess said...

*jaw drops and hangs awkwardly in a too-cartoon fashion*
Indie, did I ever tell you how incredibly charming you are? well if i haven't, then i think you should know... that you are absolutely, positively the most charming person i know. thank you! not just for the nomination, but for your fantastic and engulfing stories and for keeping me writing. you are amazing.

Indeterminacy said...

Thank you all of you for the most overwhelming comments! I've celebrated the end of my hiatus by going on vacation. But it's not as bad as it sounds. I have access to Internet and will post a photo today or tomorrow.
CU then!


The Clown said...

She was born inside an eye. She grew up within the tears of laughter and sorrow. The princess of retina.

Slowly, as she grew up the rumors started flowing that there was another eye. The other eye that'd come to claim her.

On the day, she was to become the queen, it was found that she could no longer place the crown over her head. And they had to realize that it was all too late - the curse of the other eye had befallen.

She was devoid of symmetry forevermore.

[It's been a long time since I came... How've been doing, Indie?]

Indeterminacy said...

I wanted to take more time to answer your comments...

Jess: Your comment is very motivating! There's no saying no to Jess.

Boy: I'm not sure what this is all about but you're welcome to read my blog. I hope you like some of the stories.

Princess Haiku: What else could I say. You have a really wonderful blog. I enjoyed your response post - and I'm going to get to know all these blogs you mentioned. There are so many well-kept secrets out there.

Doug: You're just saying that because you hang out here ;-)

Frances: Me charming? I don't know what to say now, except I wish I lived in Australia.

The Clown: Your story is so perfect, I wouldn't even try to write something now. This is why I never like to read everyone else's stories before writing mine. I'm glad you stopped by again! I am so behind in reading. Otherwise everything is grand. (I probably just feel that way because I am on vacation.)