The Top Thinkers of Beyond the Rhetoric

I realize there are still a couple of days left in December, but the list of top thinkers on Beyond the Rhetoric will likely remain much the same for the remainder of the calendar year. And so, I thought today would be a good day to recognize the folks who posted the greatest number of comments on this blog this month. Not surprisingly, the list is very similar to what we saw last month with the noted return of a BTR regular.

Once again, Ray Ebersole tops the list for December 2010. In a recent post on his blog, Ray compares Evernote and Diigo as replacements for Delicious. Yahoo! isn’t going to shut down Delicious, per se, but you’ll likely want to have a bookmarking backup on hand. Myself, I use Google Chrome as my preferred web browser and it can synchronize my bookmarks across computers.

Continuing his winter holiday is Betshopboy. He makes his return to the Top Thinkers list this month and he recently shared his trip to the Chin Swee Caves Temple. After a ten minute bus ride from his hotel, he arrived at a place of tranquility with unpolluted mountain air, a prominent pagoda, and a huge statue of Buddha. This really is a place of peace and quiet.

Book Buy Back reminds us that selling your old textbooks is just as easy as renting them. The new college semester is just around the corner, so it’s a good time to off-load your old books and pick up the new course materials you’ll need for January. If you rent your textbooks by January 31, you can enter the contest to win some Apple gear, including a Macbook Air, an iPad, and four iPod nanos.

Checking to see if Santa is reading, d3so gives us a glimpse into his Christmas wish list. It’s clear that he has his mind on his money and his money on his mind, but he wouldn’t mind a new iPhone 4 32GB either. Nothing quite like playing some Angry Birds on the go, right?

Polishing off the list for December is used tires. His blog hasn’t been updated in a while, but back in the summer, he let us know about some creative uses for old tires. Just because the rubber is no good for the car anymore doesn’t mean that the tires are of no use altogether! Reduce, reuse, re-purpose, and recycle!