Krista Stevens
I'm a runner, reader, writer, and editor.
  1. Potty Talk Training

    Caren Chesler confronts her use of profanity: “‘Fuk,’ he said, holding up the fork. He then speared one of the bananas and stuck it in his mouth and smiled. . . . With Eddie now two, I was going to have to begin training my potty mouth now.”

  2. LEGOs Make Me a Better Mom

    On learning to play: “(Legos are) my escape route from a mind-numbing round of tea-party. I can’t handle sipping air from a tiny teacup, but pull out those LEGO bins and I’ll sprawl out on the floor like a kid. Which, when I’m with my own kid, feels pretty cool.”

  3. Essay: Sorrow for the Wings

    Writer Shawn McClure remembers baby chicks: “In the basement of his old farmhouse, my grandfather had a brooder. It looked like a multi-storied apartment building for chicks. They would crowd around the light bulb for heat, like yellow electrons darting around a red nucleus.”

  4. Sewcialists

    Sewcialists is a collaborative, worldwide blogging community of people who love to sew and share their creations.

  5. Sweetmoon Photography

    Sweetmoon Photography is the creative outlet of poet and artist Tenille K. Campbell, who specializes in photographing indigenous people.

  6. For My Brothers and Sisters

    “My sister and I were once in the Child Welfare System so the death of Tina Fontaine struck me personally.” At Tea&Bannock, guest blogger Kailey Arthurson’s poem calls us to defend the sacred, to defend the children.

    Photo by Tennille K. Campbell
  7. In Memory of Sid or Alex

    What do you do when you know your aged goldfish is dying? You write about him. “I believe every animal deserves to have its story heard. So this has been the memoir of Sid or Alex, the 14-year-old goldfish who died on February 24th, 2018. He was a good fish.”

  8. Williamsburg, Brooklyn Street Art

    Williamsburg, Brooklyn, comes alive through its street art. Take a photo tour, courtesy of photographer Jacqueline M. Hadel.

  9. TAKEN: Stories of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

    Taken is a television series dedicated to telling the individual stories of the more than 1,000 indigenous women who have gone missing or have been murdered in Canada.

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  10. Art
  11. Michael Moreci on what science fiction can teach us about ourselves: ” . . . sci-fi possesses the unique ability to instruct and inform, to subtly—or, at times, not-so-subtly—act as a warning of what happens to worlds overrun with inequality, with war, and with hate.”

  12. A Shot at Glory

    Can the Canadian Men’s Olympic Hockey team bring home a medal? “They are not stars but they could soon be heroes. For the next ten days of their lives, they carry the collective hopes of the greatest hockey nation on earth.”

    Illustration by J.O. Applegate
  13. “But in cooking an egg, Le Guin shows us the beauty of difficult things: the things we do not to survive, not because we must, but because we’re challengingly, gloriously alive.”

  14. Canadian Senator Murray Sinclair on Colten Boushie

    Murray Sinclair, Canadian Senator and former Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, reflects on Colten Boushie: “I grieve for other mothers / with empty arms / who now think of their loss / at the hands of others.”

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  15. Silver Linings

    John Sutherland reflects on 26 years with the Metropolitan Police Service in London, England: “That’s the painful privilege of this job – to venture repeatedly into the hurting places. To be there on the inside of the fluttering blue and white tape.”