This is a different type of post. I will still do my regular global warming posts today but I need to take care of a little business. Please do me the honor of reading this posting with as much attentiveness as my traditional posts.
I have been nominated for a blogging award, the “thinking blogger” award. I am extremely honored by this award that someone out there actually feels that I make them THINK. I am not sure that it is possible to give someone a better compliment (I take that back – Donald Trump, I will accept a million dollars if you are feeling generous).
I was nominated for the award by Scott of BUUUUURRRRNING HOT. Check out his blog as it is very good and deals with a variety of issues. Thank you Scott for this nomination!
The idea of Thinking Blogger was hatched in the thinking blog and you can read the article that launched the whole effort here. The basic idea is to have bloggers nominate other blogs that encourage their readers to think. This is a great mission statement as I am constantly asking my readers to think and challenge the status quo.
Now that I have been nominated, I will follow suit and nominate five other blogs that make me think.
I could have nominated scores of others but I will keep it to five. The list is not in any particular order, rather, I number it just so I can easily comment on each below. Keep reading if you are still interest as I make a few comments on the list:
RealClimate – If you are interested in climate science, there is probably not a better blog out there. I have mentioned it before but they have a lot of really smart people over there that write the articles and make comments. I occasionally don’t agree with their conclusions but that is okay since they always make me “think” and I often have to do side research just to keep up. If you don’t read this blog regularly, you should.
DevTopics – I have been in the software industry for about 20 years. This is a new blog by one of my former co-workers and it is excellent. There is no way that you can read this blog without “thinking”. I have an RSS feed to this blog on my site so it is easy to see the latest articles.
Kitchen Warfare – Food is important to me. I have 3 kids so my time is somewhat limited but this site is a great read to think about the quality of what we eat and what we can do to make it better for ourselves. I hope that someday, the author of this blog gets a TV show on the Food network since you can bet it would be a big hit. I have an RSS feed to this blog on my site so it is easy to see the latest articles.
Candidate Positions – In the US, politics is a part of life. We choose a President every four years and it is always important and always a big show. This election the rush for the presidency is starting earlier than ever before due to a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that it is the first time in decades that an existing President or Vice-President has not announced that they are running. This site details the positions of each candidate in a scorecard and then references when the candidate stated that position.
JunkScience – I end the list by going back to the same topic that I started the list with – climate change. JunkScience is a great site and while it may not technically be a blog (since there are no user comments areas) it is updated daily with a bunch of articles across the web on climate change. This site and RealClimate were the primary motivators for me to start this blog as I felt that there was room for a different perspective between these two very well written sites.
So there you have it. Take a minute and go to each site. Bookmark the ones you feel you want to read. If the site is advertiser supported and you see an ad that catches your eye, click a link and support them. Thank you for reading my blog. Stay tuned for my next entry.
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