So here are the five bloggers who kick ass in my book:
Jason is totally kick ass. His writing is a great mix of irreverent and thoughtful with a lot of laughs and he always makes me think. Plus I want to pick his brain about teaching when I get closer to being the dictator of my very own classroom!
Mid-Century Modern Moms is a great blog with nine different writers who post there. I enjoy reading a parenting blog that focuses on the teen and young adult years since that is the hormone-laden parenting challenge I am facing for the foreseeable future.
I am in total awe of The Girl Next Door. Not only does she live next door to her ex-husband, she posted a pic of her ass in granny panties on her blog! Ok, it wasn't her ass - it was Mrs. G's ass - but The Girl Next Door THOUGHT about posting a pic of her ass in granny panties on her blog. I am not brave enough to even allow such a thought to ENTER MY HEAD so I am in awe of TGND.
Lesbian Dad is an amazing writer and photographer. When I grow up, I want to write as well as she does. Her posts on feminism and political issues are always thoughtful and insightful - they make me think about things from a different perspective and in a deeper and more meaningful way. And the photographs, OH-EM-GEE! as daughter would say! Plus she lives in Berkeley - which is where I would live if I had a gazillion dollars or could chemistrify stuff well enough for UC Berkeley to pay me to get a degree like Mad Scientist Brother.
Frogdancer is another teacher - in Australia. She teaches high school age, which makes her another PERFECT subject, er-person, for me to learn tips and tricks of the teenage trade. (Ick, that sounds pervy. You know what I mean.) Her writing is wonderful (the more great blogs I read, the more I think I suck as a writer. I need to stop reading. :-) and her four sons sound like wonderful, creative, talented kids who lucked out to have such a great mom to raise them. PLUS she knits really cute scarves and hats which I will never be able to do because my fingers tie yarn into knots automatically - it's a DNA mutation I was born with and alas, I will never be able to knit. So I admire Frogdancer from afar. (Way way afar, Australia is a fucking long plane trip from Seattle!)
So there it is, I kick ass (or get my ass kicked) and so do all these other great bloggers.
Go forth and read!