Here I am enduring my four-hour layover in Kansas City, Missouri. I have to say, KCI is a pretty crap airport, but for one thing: free wifi! May other airports follow its wireless example (but not its inane security arrangements). To avoid finishing next semester's syllabi, an activity that constitutes real work, I am catching up on old emails and doing a little blogging.
Awhile back, Professor Grimsley, the War Historian, tagged me with a Thinking Blogger Award.
Here are the rules:
- If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
- Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
- Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote. (We'll see how this goes; KCI has wifi but it is slower than molasses going uphill in January and I think clicking the "upload image" button might cause the network to suffer an apoplectic breakdown.)
Without further ado, here are my five nominations (a nice mix of academic and non-academic bloggers)
- Redneck Mother ("Raising Children, Lettuce, and Hell in Texas"). Redneck Mother lives in the town I grew up in, so her remarks on aspects of Texas local politics give me a warm, homey feeling (accompanied by disgust). Redneck Mother also comments upon home-schooling and sustainable living. It's good stuff--check it out!
- Elle, ABD, now Elle, PhD ("Ruminations and Revelations of One Southern Historian"). I'm known for having complained, frequently, of the difficulties history grad students face--Elle is not only an accomplished Houston-based student but also a single mom. Hats off to Elle, and Congratulations on finishing that dissertation!
- Little Professor ("Things Victorian and Academic"). I would add to her subtitle: "and things truly hilarious." Check out her version of CSI. I've actually taken to muttering "Foucault you" under my breath when annoyed (most recently at the TSA in Denver--that's another post for another time).
- Chapati Mystery ("What is the Vertiginous Chapati Saying to Me?"). Manan is a rabid baseball fan and one of my treasured academic drinking buddies. We're on a panel together at the AHA (see below). And, his blog is a window into South Asian history for the initiated and uninitiated alike.
- And, New Kid on the Hallway. One of my favorite medievalists on the web, her recent academic adventures make great reading. Way to pull through, NK!
This is by no means a comprehensive list; it merely proves to me that I have got to update my links. Maybe sometime in this summer...but oh no! My summer is already all planned up....onward and upward with the Amazing Mr. Book!