Krista Stevens
I'm a runner, reader, writer, and editor.
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  1. Teaching My Kids to Survive in ‘Merica

    A mom reflects on preparing her 12-year-old sons to fly alone, to grandma’s house in today’s America: “I thought we would at least get to girls before we got to guns. But this has been an extraordinary year, full of violence and bigotry.”

    Family
  2. What Do You Love More?

    Allison K. Williams ruminates on the fear of failing: “Publication or not getting hurt feelings. What do you love more?”

    Inspiration
    Photo by wackystuff
  3. Art
    By Leslie White
  4. A very good dog

    Lacy reflects on her aging dog, Una: “I know that summer and its fruit, like the life of a good dog, won’t last long. Or at least not nearly long enough.”

    Animals
  5. Only Dreams in Total Darkness

    Meghan McClure offers an apéritif in advance of the release of her book, A Single Throat Opens, a collaborative exploration of addiction: “We want to shake the guilt of truth from us. Embrace it all as misremembered, jumbled dream, some delusional belief.”

    Writing
    Photo by lzh10182003
  6. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas: Summer Champagne Fruit Salad

    Nicole at Paper and Salt on Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein, and the love of food and books: “But when we expand our consumption, we gain a capacity to appreciate difference in the world around us.”

    Authors
  7. On a Tunisian Souk

    As blogger Erin writes, you can only truly get to know a place once you understand “the beauty it hides in small bites and in plain sight.”

    Photo Essay
  8. Black Lives Matter

    Learn about the history of the Black Lives Matter movement and how to get involved at its official site.

    Current Events
  9. Summer Yoga Wisdom for Parents

    Nicki on life lessons learned at hot yoga ” . . . look ahead, look beyond, look for something new. Where your eyes go, your body will follow.”

    Family
    Photo by Andrea Ariel
  10. 1970: Kites

    David Deitrick remembers being care-free: “No sputtering four-stroke internal combustion engines — just the thrum of the kite string and slow dance that comes from manipulating the string to gain altitude or change direction.”

    Nostalgia
    Photo by Radoslav Minchev
  11. My Gender Creative Son’s First Pride

    C.J., age 8, on his first Pride parade: “I liked the vibe. I liked all the colors. But, most of all, I liked all of the people. Nobody judges anybody. You can just be who you want to be. There should be Pride every week, because it’s so much fun,” he explained.

    Family
  12. Wisdom from my aging minivan

    Andi reconsiders giving up blogging in an all-too-busy life: “But then I realized that this space provides me with something I don’t realize I need until it’s gone. A place of reflection.”

    Authors
    Photo by Edwin Leon
  13. Small Town Gardener

    Marianne Willburn is the self-taught gardening expert behind Small Town Gardener, a collection of practical and humorous columns about creating the garden of your dreams.

    Animals
  14. On “Missing”

    Sara Dorner explores feelings with her four-year-old daughter. “Missing is remembering. How we long is an interpretation of our own worth in this world.”

    Family
  15. Art
    By Leanne Staples