Krista Stevens
I'm a runner, reader, writer, and editor.
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  1. “Sight loss has meant insight gains. . . . I don’t know what society’s perfection looks like as I have never been able to properly see. I can tell you though what a beautiful person is like. A beautiful person is loving. A beautiful person is kind.”

    Personal Musings
  2. A River Runs North

    A blogger reflects on a series of tragic life events: “We’ll look for artifacts and make up stories and I’ll show them how, defying all logic, the river runs north, but still it flows.”

    Family
  3. Project Run and Play Week One: Modern Mayan

    Inspired by the geometry of the ruins of Chichen Itza, SewSophieLynn uses the bright color palette of Mexico to create fun spring fashions for her two daughters.

    Crafts
    Fashion creations by SewSophieLynn
  4. “I no longer remembered the name of the girl my husband had an affair with. It was interesting to me that this name, a name I had previously hated, a name that circled my mind over and over like a rusty old record, had suddenly slipped out of my brain.”

    Personal Musings
  5. Art
    By Brian Sostrom
  6. My Tangled Relationship with My Daughter’s Hair

    Despite Leslie Kendall Dye’s tangled relationship with her daughter’s hair, she reconciles the fact that her daughter is very much her own, wonderful person: “She knows who illustrated the original Narnia; she is very much my daughter. I recognize the inside of her more and more.”

    Family
    Photo by Jennifer Moore from Pexels
  7. Art
    By Kate Rattray
  8. Photo Essay
    Photo by Robyn Lang
  9. Photo Essay
    Image by Hedy Bach.
  10. Parenting Books I Need To Read

    Dorky Mom Erika is preparing to write parenting books for real life: “Baby Girl ripped the page out of the book about positive discipline. Minutes after I corrected her, she used a crayon to scribble in the book about the defiant child.”

    Parenting
  11. 2018: Bubble Wrap

    In remembering his friend Jan and her keen insight into other humans, David Deitrick vows to offer real compassion to people in his life that are in need.

    Death
  12. Majestic Creature

    We love how pen and ink artist Q. Rumbley uses the pointillism technique to create gorgeous detail in this work-in-process sketch of an elephant.

    Animals
  13. “White mother, black father in a part of Pennsylvania where pickups wave Confederate flags under a bruised sky. All four of them — parents and kids — have V names. Such hope in those names, their own little club of safety and love.”

    Family
  14. Kandahar’s Lone Female Prosecutor

    Independent journalist Maija Liuhto profiles Zainab Fayez — the lone female prosecutor in Kandahar who risks her life daily fighting for women’s rights.

    Abuse
    Photo by Ken Hendricks
  15. Out of My Hands

    Author Jayne Martin on physical rehab after a fall: “It’s been almost three weeks and you are standing in between the parallel bars when Sandy says, ‘Okay, now let go and walk forward over to the wall.’ A cold chill snakes its way down your spine. ‘You can do this,’ she says.”

    Personal Essay