Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Philocrites put this meme up at his blog a bit over a week ago - and I haven't seen many takers (besides Joel at CUUMBAYA. What I noticed is that Joel didn't stick to the "rules" Philo set out - so I don't feel any particular need to, either.
I'm pretty eclectic in my blogging tastes. My main criterion is that the tone be civil - friendly is even better. I just don't frequent blogs that deteriorate into meanness (though I like sarcasm and employ it often - our kids say we are the Sarcastic Family). I want to read blogs by people I think I'd like to meet (or have met and like). A few of my favorites by those standards are not here, partly because a few have gone dormant and partly because I wanted to give some space to a new blogger. (Besides, you all read Yet Another Unitarian Universalist already, right? So, here are the ten blogs I'd take to a desert island with me (UUs first, then non-UUs):
Celestial Lands. Someday David will be a bestselling UU minister, and I'll be able to say I knew him back in seminary. Thoughtful, theological, and thorough are words I use to describe his blog. Read it - it will make you think and your brain will be happy!
Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show. Sometimes serious, sometimes fun, Ms. Kitty's place is a bright spot in my day. She's one of my role models.
The Journey. Lizard Eater will take you with her on her journey - whether it's the ups and downs of being a part-time seminarian, the joys and tears of being a mom of four, or a wild and woolly ride through cancer world with Little Warrior.
Keep the Faith. I've come to expect thoughtful stuff from Rev. Matt Tittle - and he rarely lets the commenters get out of line. Another role model, as I figure out this ministry gig.
ministrare. Rev. Sean is tough and vulnerable and speaks truth from his heart.
The 3rddegree's Blog. A new blogger on the block, a friend, and all around good person with good thoughts to share. I'd take this to the desert island, if only to hang onto a little bit of back home...
Of Course I Could Be Wrong. The Mad Priest and the mostly merry motley crew dish about religion, culture, and which clergy gets to wear prettier dresses. It's community ministry, I think, and a lot of fun.
franiam. Cultural and theological commentary from a liberal Catholic feminist with a profane tongue (or keyboard, or something).
Byzigenous Buddhapalian. Another blogging acquaintance by way of the Mad Priest. Paul's blog reminds me to be outraged when I stop paying attention. His photos take me places I might never go - and the antics of his kids make me laugh.
Street Prophets. Liberal Christian liberals (and others, no creedal tests here!) have a daily coffee hour and talk politics, faith, and occasionally recipes. (I wonder if they inspired the "Covered Dishes from the Fellowship Hall" giftie-thingie on FB?) Pastor Dan, chief cat-herder for the site, is a bonafide small-town pastor. I've been in his church for the ordination of a classmate & friend. Friendly place with nice people, but watch out when AngryPastor appears...