Krista Stevens
I'm a runner, reader, writer, and editor.
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  1. The Gospel According to Scruffy

    Jane Barter meditates on losing her pet dog: “I tried to sing his name again…but my voice sounded strange; I can no longer find the right note. I realize I will never say his name rightly again; that his proper name must now become silence…”

    Animals
  2. Getting ready…

    Maxine Dodd celebrates the return of the cycling season in the United Kingdom with her flowing watercolor paintings.

    Art
    By Maxine Dodd
  3. Art
    By Nicholas Friesen
  4. “Perhaps one of the strangest sensations I’ve encountered, poised on the brink of motherhood, is the fact that even though I am reading copiously about babies and parenthood, I don’t know anything more than I did before.”

    Commentary
  5. Looky There

    Sherry Meidel’s watercolor painting, “Looky There” was accepted into the National Watercolor Society’s Membership Show in San Pedro, California.

    Art
    By Sherry Meidel
  6. Between Worlds

    At Orion Magazine, Anya Groner reports on how “slow-moving disasters” brought about by climate change are affecting communities in Louisiana and Alaska.

    Environment
    Photo by Michel Varisco.
  7. A List Apart

    A List Apart is a magazine for people who make websites. It explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.

    Design
  8. Marginalia

    Read “Marginalia,” creative nonfiction by Naomi Washer in 76 small parts: “7. The stories we tell ourselves when we are very young cannot be undone.”

    Art
  9. “…when a piece of knitted or woven cloth…unravels, it separates into a single thread. Perhaps that’s an easier way to look at this process…not as a falling apart, but as a paring down, a reduction to a single, unbound thread, from which to weave again.”

    Personal Musings
  10. Street Art in Silves

    Photographer Jo takes on us on a photowalk of Silves, Portugal, to see delightfully decorated electrical cable boxes.

    Art
    Photo by Jo
  11. Celebrating Diversity, Form, and Voice: National Poetry Month

    Because we can never get enough poetry.

    Art
    Visual Poem by Katy Telling via Soft Cartel.
  12. Continuous Line and Wire Drawings

    Karl Jeffery’s beautiful drawing “Five Dancing Ladies” was created with a single, continuous line.

    Art
    By Karl Jeffery
  13. Sejal A. Shah on neurodiversity: “They say creativity arises in part from brain chemistry. Living with manic depressive illness has shaped me, created the contours of my adult life. I don’t tell everyone, but I am telling more.”

    Essay
  14. How to judge your work

    Danny Gregory reminds us that evaluating our creative efforts requires distance. “The time to judge your work is after the clang of battle has died down, the dust of hooves has settled. Only then can you see what you have done. And if it is good.”

    Art
  15. Possibilities

    Blogger Cate finds inspiration in Paul Kalanithi’s book, When Breath Becomes Air: “Kalanithi’s story had lifted me from my own, which has recently featured a kind of enervated fretfulness, circular and deadening, a not-quite-worry that breeds insomnia…I read this dead man’s book, and I slept.

    Personal Musings