There has been a recent series of post entitled “Thinking Blogs.” I’m kind of new to the concept, but it seems that if you get mentioned in someone’s list of blogs that make you think, you’re supposed to post your own. Bean from Lawyers, Guns and Money (thanks Bean!) linked to me in her series a while back…so now its my turn. :)
I’m supposed to link here, and then list 5 (?) blogs that make me think. I’m kind of new to the blogosphere, so I don’t have a long list of surprising and undiscovered blogs. But here is my short list anyway:
1) No Impact Man: I haven’t put him on my blog roll, because it feels too distant from the issues I write about here, but I read his blog everyday. He (and his family) are doing a one year experiment on no-impact living, meaning trying to have a zero sum impact on the environment. It means a lot of things for them, including all locally grown food, no electricity consumption, no waste creation, no driving, to name a few. Check it out if you want to be forced to think about your impact on the environment in a very thoughtful way.
2) Feministing.com: Not a surprising choice, I know, but they are still my constant and ever thought-provoking source for daily news and witty feminist critique.
3)Dykes to Watch Out For: This might be a non-conventional choice, because its not really a political blog, a more of a live journal style site. But graphic artist Alison Bechdel is awesome, particularly her recent highly-acclaimed graphic memoir Fun Home. Read it, it will blow you away. Oh, and in her strip Dykes to Watch Out For, she once had a character named Miriam (my first name) who was a crunchy lesbian midwife. It definitely felt like a sign from above.
So I’m going to leave it at that. Enjoy!