Smart People

Has anyone else noticed that when writing your blog it is so much easier to link to stupid people, or at least people doing stupid things, and make fun of them than it is to identify smart people and write about why you think they are? I even created a category called "Stupid People." Maybe it’s just me giving into that age-old temptation to criticize others in order to feel better about myself. 

Well, it hit me like a brick today that I’ve been the beneficiary of many smart people’s wisdom over the years, but since I began setting up my RSS feeds a while back I think that I’ve probably accelerated that process 10-fold.  There are some truly brilliant people out there, and I’m constantly humbled by what they know and how much I have yet to learn.

So with this post I launch the "Smart People" category.  It is not a comprehensive list, and it is limited to those I can link to online, so it precludes many of the true geniuses I’ve known for a long time.  I also want to point out that I often disagree with many of the people I’ll be listing, but that’s okay because their convictions are informed by a true thought process that is exhibited consistently in their writing.

Today I begin with a list in no particular order.  Later I hope I’ll be able to tell you why I think they’re brilliant, but for now just take my word for it:

Dana Blankenhorn
Umair Haque
Rex Hammock
Patrick Eakes
Chewie (wish I knew her real name)
Ed Cone
John Robinson
Lex Alexander
David Hoggard

That’s a start.

4 thoughts on “Smart People

  1. Patrick Eakes

    First, thanks for the nice words.
    Second, thanks for making me laugh. Just yesterday, I posted items on Britney Spears, a man attacked for refusing sex, and the boneheaded PR man at the SF 49ers. You are right – stupid people are helpful for a quick post/link.
    Keep up the splendid work you do here. Given the invisible wall between Greensboro and Winston-Salem, you should feel good that GSO bloggers are proud to consider you part of our group.


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