Crank and Cog
Ciarán and Laura are wanderers who prefer to absorb their surroundings by traveling very, very slowly. Join them as they eat, drink, photograph, chat, hike, and cycle everywhere from Ireland to Mongolia.
Sobriety isn’t boring or scary or awful. It’s medium. It’s a balance between the 3AM self-hatred, and the 6PM seduction. It’s safe and patient and readily available. I don’t have to plan it, or pay for it, or even long for it.
Five Poems by Liza Flum
“One girl on Lexington
squints down the block, wearing
red lipstick and a WAR IS OVER
T-shirt, OVER tucked under her belt.”
Read a set of five poems by Liza Flum at Heavy Feather Review.
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.
Is One Really the Loneliest Number? Five Bloggers on the Virtues of Solitude
Five bloggers on the virtues of alone time, with photos from our recent “Solitude” challenge.
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.