Thinking Blogs Meme

I usually don’t do these, but I’ve been tagged by Theresa who often comments here, and I appreciate blogs that make me think, so here are my “Thinking Blog Awards,” all of which are included in my blogroll, of course.

1. Woods Lot constantly inspires me to read new poets and thinkers I never encountered in my college courses.

2. Something Beautiful constantly reminds me of the beauty to be found in art.

3. Riley Dog has been inspiring me for years by introducing me to poetry that I would otherwise miss entirely.

4. I don’t always agree with Shelley Powers, heck we met when she took offense to a comment I made, but she keeps me on my toes when it comes some of my male prejudices. (Oh, and she’s also the power behind maintaining my blog.)

5. I have rather different tastes in poetry than Ron Sillman does, but I always find his ideas challenging and often find new poets that I like there.

6 thoughts on “Thinking Blogs Meme

  1. Awww, Loren, thanks for this. Great advantage for me: now I have access to more great blogs! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. We are on a warm up here…finally. I spent the weekend putting together a film on James Wright for the seminar I am teaching. Later, I will put together a shorter version for YouTube and then I will post it to my blog. Wright’s hometowm is just a few hours from us. Again, thanks for this entry. I love your blog.

  2. “Male prejudices?” I’m not sure which ones you allude to. Is a male prejudice any prejudice honored by a male? Can a female have a male prejudice? After a few dozen conversations and many visits to the blog, I’m asking myself if I can easily pinpoint your “male” prejudices. You don’t care for Bush or his politics. You are still locker burnt by your experience in the military, but that’s almost a given. You drive an SUV of sorts. You are kind to your grandchildren and you do a little woodcarving. You have never (in my presence) made a disparaging remark or even a sexist one about women, flirted with a waitress or dismissed a (female) poet either for feminism or for anything less than the very reasonable notion that she didn’t suit your taste. Your obvious love of nature (birds and more) and the range of your taste offer no clues. I’m willing to defer to Shelley who may have better radar. But I confess I can’t spot it at a glance. Have you announced that you can’t imagine a female as president? Does your list of poets tip in favor of males? Do you like Wordsworth better than Dickinson? Did you leave the toilet seat up again?

  3. It’s probably because you’re a sensitive man who has the same male prejudices I do that you can’t see them, Mike.

    Just ask your daughter.

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