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Monday, April 16, 2007

Thinking Blogger Award

Its always a pleasure to settle down for a spell of blogreading. I use Sage on Firefox instead of Bloglines these days, and as it searches I have a little smile as each red asterisk appears beside a blog title, meaning a new post to read. Try it if you use Firefox (and if you dont use it, why ever not?!)

When I read Rowan's Circle of the Year, I got another smile. She had nominated me for the Thinking Blogger Award. Which means, in my turn, now I have the fun of nominating five blogs.

But I realised that my blog has changed. It isn't so wordy and philosophical as when I started in September 2005. If it does makes anyone think these days, it must be by gentle osmosis rather than spiritual rant! However I have just come back from a Weekend Together with other meditators - a gentle weekend spent in the most perfect setting. Mostly outdoors in a wonderful garden around springs and a lake, an old mill......oh it won't do! You will have to wait until I can write a proper post about it. But the photo was taken by one of the springs. Quite magical.

However - five blogs that get my Thinking Blogger Awards? They may have already received them from others, but I dont think it matters. These are the ones that always stay in my mind long after the reading.

1. Zen's Sekai I - One if by Land Two if by Sea In his own words, Zen is a graphic designer, musician, artist, healer, Tai Chi/ Kung Fu teacher and potter who plans to sail to Japan one day with his made in Japan wife.

2. Living in Japan ( Robert Brady lives on a mountainside near Kyoto

3. One Day at a Time Tabor works on her karma.

4. Beyond the Fields We Know Kerrdelune's Wild and Earthy Thoughts Along the Journey.

5. Chris and Jo's Space Chris is a work colleague who, at the moment, is not at work but nursing his terminally ill young wife. Please visit his blog and, and, if you can, support her friends who are raising money for our local hospice. Read about the Jo-rassic Challenge (a link and details are on his thought-provoking and honest blog.)

These five people can, if they wish copy the award logo to their post and side bar, link to the original source and then pick five bloggers, who you consider to be great thinkers and whose blogs make you think, to pass the award along to.


At 4:44 am, Blogger Val said...

Well deserved, Val, and a good list of "new" quality blogs to visit.

At 1:10 pm, Blogger Kerri said...

You certainly make me think Val! I always enjoy my visits to your blog and leave feeling refreshed and smiling. You are a fine thinker and very deserving of the award. It'll be interesting to check out your nominations.

At 6:11 pm, Blogger Rowan said...

Having followed the link to Chris ans Jo's Space and read some of what Chris has written, I realised afresh just how very fortunate I am. No matter how annoying or irritating the things in my day can be they don't begin to compare with what he is dealing with on a daily basis. That blog did indeed make me think.

At 2:59 am, Blogger Zen said...

WOW! I'm flattered & honored, Val

Thanks my friend, it is always good to hear from you.

I hope all is well with the sword-N-class

with palms together
be well

hmm I'lll have to figure out the linking logo thing :-)

At 12:16 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have humbled me...I don't think I am a thinking blogger...maybe a 'pondering blogger'?



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