People with an interest in journaling, writing, and creativity will enjoy posts at The Bulletjournalist, the official blog of Bullet Journal.
Margaret McCarthy Hunt Art
On her blog and online portfolio, Margaret posts illustrations, sketches, drawings, and other forms almost daily. She works from her studio on the Savannah River and teaches across the Southeast US.
The Internet Made Me Hate My Notebook (But I Fixed It. We’re Good Now.)
K.C. Wise tries different notebooks, from various Moleskines to a Bullet Journal to a SELF Journal — then back again to a Moleskine: “. . . my relationship with the Moleskine notebook started very simply. Girl meets simple black notebook and falls in love.”
A Writing Update for 2018
Anna Shinoda puts a monster manuscript to rest amid a time of grief. “Writing has returned to being an emotional outlet for me. . . . My thoughts come out in small bursts. Emotions and words that are swirling find a better place on paper than circulating in my head.”
50 Best Albums of the Year 2017, Ranked
“I will always be an album guy. . . . there simply is no musical experience quite like a brilliant album listened to from start to finish.” At N.B.G.V, Eóin Donnelly offers his thorough, passionate take on his favorite albums, including Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., Cigarettes After Sex’s eponymous debut, and dvsn’s Morning After.
History: the Ghost at the Feast
“Real life very rarely supplies us with strong, convincing narratives so we create our own in order to give ourselves a sense of purpose and meaning.” Ben Newmark contemplates the teaching of history and creating our own narratives on a personal and larger scale.
“Over time, the body,
when bitten enough,
can build up a tolerance . . . ”
Read the rest of “Baring It,” a poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer at A Hundred Falling Veils.
I’m Not Saying We Shouldn’t Be Angry
“I’m not saying we shouldn’t be angry.
Anger seems reasonable. But perhaps
we will do what I’ve heard the Inuit do—
spend the emotion on walking, walk a line
until all the anger has left our bodies.”
A poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer at A Hundred Falling Veils.
On his blog, Switzerland-based artist and designer Mark Hodgson sketches a variety of things, from buildings and street scenes to people and portraits.
“The human race was not, in fact, exterminated in the late 1990s, as the film portends—but we have been doing our damnedest ever since to make sure it is.”
Know Your Audience
“I became aware of this phenomenon—people believing fiction is true—some years before this mass delusion about a popular novel swept the nation.” At The Mendocino Humanist, Todd Walton recounts his experiences with audiences who assume his stories are autobiographical.
One Day Music Came
“There was something in the tones, between the tones that made the world seem like a better place, the sky a bit bluer, the problems lighter to carry.” The writer and illustrator at Fictionspawn Monsters tells a tale in which music brings hope and joy.
A Taxi Driver’s Life In San Francisco Before Uber
“‘With app-based transportation,’ he explains, ‘the pick up and drop off points, along with the route, are recorded. You know the passenger’s name before they get in the car. They know yours.’” Pete Brook talks with cab driver Kelly Dessaint on Bill Washburn’s vivid taxi images from the 1980s.
“In the space of two weeks, I changed from a disheartened, unmotivated, lethargic ghost, to a person with something to live for.” At Marty South, Madeline Lucas reflects on Daisy, her Japanese Spitz, and how this dog has become incredibly precious to her and her family.
Cheri Lucas Rowlands
Not to be fed after midnight.Filter