Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Guthrie: think critically and hope for a better world

Michael Tobis of Planet3.0 has kindly handed me the Woody Guthrie Award for "thinking" earth science bloggers. In the process, he's said many nice things, all of which I wish were true.

On the spectrum of awards, the coveted Guthrie lies somewhere between Darwin "award" and the Nobel Prize. I will allow the reader to judge precisely where on that spectrum it lies.

Over the next twelve months, I will try my best to "think critically and hope for a better world through better education and an honest media", as former recipient John Nielsen-Gammon wrote.

With the award also comes the burden honour of choosing next year's recipient. Let the grovelling begin!

5 comments:

Tom Curtis said...

Congratulations. Very well deserved.

Navin Ramankutty said...

Congratulations Simon!! As I commented on Michael's post, thanks for adding quality and thoughtfulness to blogging.

Simon Donner said...

Thanks for the kind words!

Tracy Twine said...

Congrats, Simon! Well deserved.

EliRabett said...

Best.

Eli had something to say a while ago about Woodie from which a reminder

"Woodie Guthrie was a fighter, a clear thinking fighter, but a fighter none the less. He used words to move mountains and he was always pushing past respectability. He didn't care much for that."