Revel in the color, shadow, and line of the landmarks and cityscapes that Tabitha documents in her sketchbook.
Finding Ourselves at Montrose Dog Beach
Will on guidance from his dogs: “He raced in one direction . . . then chased a floating leaf, then jumped on a bench . . . then took off running happier than before. He had no idea what he was doing and he loved every minute of it. I can relate.”
Exploring #Vanlife and Writing About Social Media Celebrities
A Q&A with Rachel Monroe, who wrote about nomads in a vintage Volkswagen: “The idea of incorporating longer stints of rootlessness, even if there is a home base to come back to, is something that appeals to both professional vanlifers and people who are watching the trend from afar.”
“Sean knows me, recognizes these lows after 18 years together, and has mastered worrying from a gentle distance.” When Amanda feels herself sliding, she trusts those closest to her to shepherd her toward the sunshine.
Lit in Neon, Cut into Stone: A Typographic Tour of Berlin
Discover Berlin on a visual, typographic tour.
10,000 Kilometers: Quintin Lake on Walking and Photographing Britain’s Coastline
Photographer Quintin Lake is walking and blogging his way around the coast of Britain.
“To Plant Words, Not Seeds”: Four Poems for National/Global Poetry Month
A selection of recent favorites from Discover’s poetry archives (and beyond).
Three authors of historical fiction joined forces to create History Imagined, a blog for writers and readers who relish the opportunity to imagine long-gone worlds.On the Forced and the Glib
“Good writing must be a constant oscillation between unselfconscious momentum and self-examination. You must look beyond your immediate impulse in order to avoid what’s easy, hackneyed, unexaminedly ideological, and what’s merely smooth and pleasant to the inner ear.”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.”
Ten Things a “Clueless Eater” Can Do to Live More Sustainably
At the University of Washington Press Blog, author and Pacific Northwest environmentalist Kathleen Alcalá shares tips for making everyday life less wasteful and more community-minded.“We Are Protectors”: Writers, Artists, and Photographers on Water
A selection of images and words in celebration of World Water Day.jiminy magazine
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.