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  1. Math with Bad Drawings

    “Math, teaching, copious metaphors, and drawings that will never ever earn a spot on the fridge.” Welcome to the blog of Ben Orlin, which blends mathematics, humor, and really bad drawings.

    Data
  2. The Complicated Past and Present of a California Utopia

    “And yet, like all utopian experiments, Esalen’s cracks widened as it grew in popularity and began to attract this wealthier set. Today’s guests hardly care about any sort of counterculture; they care, as Wolfe pointed out, about self-improvement.” Cody Delistraty spends a weekend at Big Sur’s Esalen Institute, once a bastion of hippie counterculture.

    Culture
  3. When Do Politics Decide Friendship?

    “The quicker we leave, the less chance we have for weaving something better than all that politics has failed to deliver.” When it comes to friendship and politics, pastor J.S. Park encourages us to build — not burn — bridges.

    Commentary
  4. All my children

    Glenn Redus on giving birth to new blogging spaces: “Just like the varied aspects of any person’s personality, some of my blogs seem inviting, others off-putting, and still others are anger-inducing, but taken together they form a composite of who I am.. “

    Writing
  5. Lean in? Take off? Just Another Day.

    “And no, I didn’t wear red. I wore black today. . . . I wore Black in recognition of our invisibility today, yesterday and tomorrow.” Black. Bunched. Mass. Mom. blogger K.C. Wise reflects on March 8, a “Day Without Women.”

    Current Events
  6. Adulthood

    “It did not slap you in the face- the stinging pain lasted longer than that. Instead,
     
    it devoured your being, your soul, and parts of you that had no identity-”
     
    Kolkata, India-based writer and poet Hena Sarkar pens a poem about growing up.

    Identity
  7. “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.”

    Essay
  8. The Nordic Light

    Get a glimpse of life and nature in Scandinavia on the photography blog of Inger and Tor Vaa Eriksen, a husband-and-wife team with a passion for the outdoors.

    Landscape
  9. “I honestly believed at the beginning of my memoir journey that writing my story would enable me to let it go. Leave it behind me somewhere. I was secretly hoping these writers would confirm this belief. They didn’t.”

    Interviews
  10. Homeless daughters of a hybrid diaspora

    “Can you imagine being told from the moment you comprehend it that these four walls you call home, this shelter above your head, this comfort you look forward to each time you return from school or mosque, is not yours?” Zoya Kubra, currently based in Qatar, reflects on male privilege and gender inequality.

    Essay
  11. What we neglect when the children are young

    “But what nobody told me while my house was falling apart is that I would start to see clearly again, how this particular fog would lift.” At Motherwell, Lauren Apfel reflects on reclaiming her body — and her house — once on the other side of pre-schoolhood.

    Essay
  12. Who we are in the moment

    “We should strive to be the best version of ourselves at all times.” Reflecting on the bizarre end to Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony, Alec Nevala-Lee writes about the things we say in public in an age where a single tweet can ruin your life.

    Commentary
  13. Five on Film: The Role of Cinema in 2017

    Five lovers of film share their insights on the role of cinema.

    Commentary
    Photo by Kenneth Lu (CC BY 2.0)
  14. Ruffwear Explored

    “Every dog is an explorer.” Ruffwear produces a line of performance dog gear. The company blog, Ruffwear Explored, publishes stories that inspire exploration for outdoor adventurers and their human companions.

    Animals
  15. Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber

    Susan J. Fowler on what it was like to work at Uber: “And when I think about the things I’ve recounted in the paragraphs above, I feel a lot of sadness, but I can’t help but laugh at how ridiculous everything was. Such a strange experience.”

    Business