Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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  1. Sea Library

    Anna Iltnere lives in Jūrmala, a city along the sea in Latvia. “Ever since I fell in (love with) water a couple of years ago, books about the sea have become my passion. In 2018, I have opened a Sea Library here in Jūrmala for locals and others to read.”

    Books
  2. Columbia Journalism Review

    Columbia Journalism Review is a respected voice on press criticism. It offers analysis and reporting for journalists and professionals in communications, tech, academia, and other fields.

    Academia
  3. The Book of Life

    The Book of Life, an offshoot of The School of Life, is a resource about the most substantial things in your life: your relationships, your income, your career, and your anxieties. It’s meant to be read bit by bit, as it continues to evolve — a site to return to over time.

    Exploration
  4. Paula Stone Williams

    Paula Stone Williams, a pastor in Longmont, Colorado, writes on her personal blog about religion, LGBTQ rights, gender equality, and her own transition.

    Gender
  5. Silence Killed The Dinosaurs

    At Silence Killed the Dinosaurs, Australian writer and illustrator Lucy Grove-Jones publishes illustrated stories and comics about coping with life. (Aside from dinosaurs, cats make frequent appearances on her site, too.)

    Comics
    Illustration by Lucy Grove-Jones
  6. Rediscover Fukushima

    Zoë, originally from Milton Keynes, UK, works for the Fukushima Prefecture Tourism and Local Products Association in Japan. On her blog, she documents her travels throughout Fukushima Prefecture as she learns about its history, culture, food, and people.

    Culture
  7. Girls and Their Cats

    Girls and Their Cats is a photo series by Brooklyn-based fashion photographer BriAnne Wills that showcases cat-owning women in a positive light. She’s photographed over 180 women so far.

    Animals
  8. Farnam Street

    Farnam Street, a blog created by Shane Parrish, is devoted to helping you develop an understanding of how the world works, make better decisions, and live a better life. It aims to expand your intellectual horizons, connect ideas, think in multidisciplinary ways, and explore meaning.

    Exploration
  9. Architectural Afterlife

    “People were here once, living and working and now they are gone while the collapsing ruins remain a place that is looked past by so many.” Preserving history through imagery, Cleveland, Ohio-based photojournalist Johnny Joo documents the history of decaying, forgotten places across the US.

    Architecture
  10. jonasrask|photography

    “My photographic inspiration comes from the interplay between humans and their surroundings.” Jonas Dyhr Rask, an Official Fujifilm X-Photographer, draws from his background in medicine to produce his style of documentary street photography.

    Photo Essay
  11. The MFA Years

    Founded and edited by Caitlin Neely, The MFA Years follows the experiences of first and second year MFA candidates in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

    Academia
  12. Federico Paoli

    Federico Paoli is an illustrator from Lucca, Italy. He studied industrial design in Florence and works and lives in Montecarlo, a little village in the heart of Tuscany.

    Art
    "Gentle Rain" by Federico Paoli
  13. Shelf Talk

    “We’ve been ranked the nation’s most literate city several times; either we read a lot of books, or we buy a lot of books and pretend to read them.” Shelf Talk, maintained by the staff of the Seattle Public Library, is a blog for the city’s lively and diverse community of readers.

    Books
  14. The Bulletjournalist

    People with an interest in journaling, writing, and creativity will enjoy posts at The Bulletjournalist, the official blog of Bullet Journal.

    Crafts
  15. 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.

    Art