Thirteen Thoughts On Writing
Paul Skenazy on writing, on the Brevity blog: “Defend your story; don’t give up on it. At the same time, accept that you actually don’t know what the story is that you can tell. It’s likely that what you thought is your story is not your story but a way to discover your story.”
Musings at Richly Evocative on the Wandle in London: “Walking next to a river, perhaps especially an urban survivor like the Wandle, is the chance to connect with something beyond ourselves. Where the river goes and how it turns, or loops back on itself, meanders and twists, is often nothing to do with us humans.”
As we grow old
A beautiful poem on aging and and wisdom by Senator Murray Sinclair, former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: As we grow old / the ground we walk on / rises up / so that, / as each of those few moments / left to us / pass by…
Entre Nous: Tressie McMillan-Cottom
In Barb magazine, founder Marcelle Karp has a wide-ranging conversation with author and professor Tressie McMillan Cottom, on the South, black feminism, being a little petty, and much more.
Monetize Your Site: Options to Make Money on WordPress.com
No matter your goals, there is a monetization option for you.
The Most Frugal Vacation: A Photography Roundup
Come ride with me as I dream of warmth and spring.
Love Is Love Is Love
Valentine’s Day is a few days away, and with it the deluge of flowers and candy. But as these bloggers and sites show us, there are lots of ways — and people — to love.
Message on International Women’s Day
“I know so many of them are fighting very hard to be heard. I hope they keep fighting. I hope they never give up. I believe there will be a day when all girls have the same freedom that I have. I just hope that day comes soon.”The Most Valuable Thing for People Is the Emotional Connection They’ve Made
Dr. Kaeli Swift studies the intelligence and behavior of crows. On her blog, Corvid Research, she’s fostered a community of people from all over the world, joined by their shared fascination for these birds.What We Want to Do Is Have a Table Where Everybody Is Invited
Hajj Flemings, founder of Rebrand Cities, aims to get thousands of small businesses online. Here, he shares insights he’s collected while talking to business owners across the U.S.If You Want Change to Happen, You Have to Do It Yourself
From Gillian Whitcombe at The Sewcialists: “Sewing is amazing because it’s really creative and really logical at the same time. It’s not like, ‘Why don’t I fit into this size?’ You know your body inside and out; it’s really empowering that way.”
How to Write a Country Music Song: A Lesson from a Nashville Hit-Maker
“The contemporary production of country music may be the purview of the rich and famous, but its origins come out of life in the heartland, from the shadows of desperation, poverty, and longing, from dark clouds with silver-linings, and from a humble self-awareness that is all too rare in America today.”An Open Letter to Thin People Who Feel Infringed on by Fat People on Airplanes
“What you want is for us to be weighed at the airport. Your thought is that we should be asked to pay more, and you should be asked to pay less, because you have been successful in your pursuit of thinness. “I eat salads,” you hiss at fat passengers like Norma. I also eat salads, […]The Long Con Of The Great Indoors
“The solution isn’t to say the Outside is great and the Inside is terrible. Maybe it’s to find a way to rub out the line between them, before it does even more damage to our sense of being in the world… ” Mike Sowden muses on our love of the Inside.