Make Life Better
“Make life better. Make it about more than yourself. But don’t forget about you.”
Scroll down and smile while reading this uplifting series of messages and illustrations from the blogger at The Chatter Blog.
I Want To Be Like Water
“I wish I were water.
That my words spilled out.”
Miri Elm at A Short Conversation muses on why she wants to be like water.
Bhavna Misra is a freelance artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She paints portraits, wildlife, nature, and anything that appeals to her. She works with oil, pastels, acrylic, and colored pencils.
“It was like rubbing on unscented lotion. It’s therapeutic, no one really knows you’re wearing it, and it’s something you do for yourself. You’re not trying to leave behind little scent fragments of yourself. You’re just doin’ you.”
As Far as the Eye Can See: Four Bloggers, Four Landscapes
Landscape photographers are an active group within the broader photoblogging community. Here’s work from four sites we invite you to explore.
Fashionable and Confident Over 40: When the Girls Rule
Julia Millies took on “her look” just like any design project. Now she shares the fabulous results at When the Girls Rule.
Five on Film: The Role of Cinema in 2017
Five lovers of film share their insights on the role of cinema.
Writing and identity
“To write feels like violence. All of us are mortal, but the text can survive long after its author: who are you, fleshy and contingent thing, who wants to live forever? To write is to stain clean paper, press sticks in smooth clay; in some sense always, to deform the world.”Suketu Mehta
Suketu Mehta, the author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found, is a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, the Lettre Ulysses Prize, the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize, and the Guardian First Book Award.Raging Biblio-holism
Biblio-holism: The overwhelming urge to collect, consume, and consider books. Drew Broussard loves books, and his insightful, articulate, personable reviews will help you grow your own library.A Thank-You Note to Books in General (And Our 27 Current Favorites Specifically)
Thank you for keeping us entertained, making us think, showing us other worlds, and offering glorious distraction when reality has us freaking out. What would we do without you? We love you forever.
The brainchild of two friends from the UK, Danni Claire and Emily Long, jiminy magazine is a lifestyle site that focuses on sustainability in food, travel, beauty products, and more.Taking a Trip Through Love Canal: The Residuum
“That’s where we are at. As a society, our bodies and minds are in such a poor condition that we cannot touch our proverbial toes—we cannot control ourselves, yet we want to control something outside of ourselves.” Jack Caseros on environmental contamination, not climate change, as our most pressing environmental issue.Letter to a Christian Climate Skeptic
A thorough, well-reasoned, and data-supported response to American Christians who deny the reality of climate change, from theologian and scholar W. Bradford Littlejohn.