Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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  1. Inspiration
    Image by Lizzie Ward
  2. “We abuse time, make it our enemy. We try to contain and control it, or, at the very least, outrun it. Your new-model, even faster phone; your finger on the “Close” button in the elevator; your same-day delivery.”

    Books
  3. Motherhood and Waiting: An Essay Series at Motherwell

    Dive into “Motherhood and Waiting,” a series of essays from Motherwell.

    Essay
  4. Poets and Borders

    What does it mean to live on or cross the border? What does it mean to be a citizen? Are there borders beyond those that are geographic? At Poetry International, a magazine at San Diego State University, poets from around the world share their thoughts on borders.

    Identity
  5. The Bucket Drummer

    From a poem by musician Thomas Brett:
     
    “but the thing about the beat
    that cuts through consciousness
    is its sameness
    which reminds you how here you are too
    walking by this corner again”

    Music
  6. Revisiting the Shadow Syllabus: An Education Must-Read by Sonya Huber

    Read Sonya Huber’s “Shadow Syllabus,” a standout post on education from 2014.

    Education
  7. Well, Hello There: Set a Welcome Message on Your Site

    Introduce yourself — or your business — with a welcome message on your front page.

    Business
    Photo by Nathan (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  8. “Brave and Reckless” Advice: Five Tips for New Bloggers from Christine Ray

    Practical advice from new blogger Christine Ray on growing your site and audience.

    Inspiration
  9. The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Ever Seen

    “They both came in close, singing into each other’s invisible microphones. Then, they spread their arms wide as the last verse died, their pot bellies kissing for the first and last time.” Writer Benjamin Davis and artist Nikita Klimov share a story, set some years ago in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Fiction
    Art by Nikita Klimov
  10. I Did My Hair in Case Matt Damon Showed Up to My Lumpectomy

    “I looked pretty, I thought, pretty enough for surgery and possibly Matt Damon.” Sara Dorner, a mother of two, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Here, she reflects on her diagnosis with a bit of humor.

    Death
  11. Star Wars, Illustrated: The Fantastic Art of Jenny Dolfen

    Fan artist Jenny Dolfen illustrates the new generation of Star Wars characters.

    Art
    Illustration by Jenny Dolfen.
  12. A Work of Art: The Sweet Site of Van Goh Cakes

    A look at the sweet site of Van Goh Cakes, a cake business in Melbourne, Australia.

    Art
    Cake inspired by Gustav Klimt's "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" by Van Goh Cakes.
  13. Falling Half in Love with Strangers: What’s the Word for That?

    Blogger Quinn reflects on a past encounter with a stranger in Vienna, Austria.

    Nostalgia
    Image via When I Do Get the Manual?
  14. 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.”

    Culture
  15. The Art of Featured Images: Visualizing the Flash Fiction at Just Punch the Clock

    Explore the flash fiction and stylized featured images at Just Punch the Clock.

    Design
    Various featured images at Just Punch the Clock, a site of fiction by Ben Reynolds.