What a Break Up Can Do to You
Post-romantic breakup, the blogger at An Historian About Town confronts the questions that will shape her life, going forward. “I don’t know where I stand on anything anymore. I don’t know what my life is or what I’m going to do with it.”
Meet Metis – Jupiter’s Closest, Quickest Moon
Let Jason Major take you on a trip to meet Metis — the fastest and closest of the 69 satellites orbiting Jupiter.
Sunset From Killean
It was a race against time (and tough terrain!) for James Collett to capture this lovely sunset in Killean, Scotland.
‘Forgive Yourself. And Forgive Me.’
Alice Driver considers what lessons to take from a late uncle’s life. “His whole life, my Uncle Lee harbored dreams of being a writer, and I had, in desperate fits and starts over the years, become one.”
The Best Cross-Country Ski Trip Ever
A fun-filled family cross-country ski adventure, inspired by Olympian Jesse Diggins: “I bet we’re the only kids in history to ski all the way across the lake and back!”
Conor Walsh Music
The posthumous website of minimalist composer Conor Walsh from Swinford, County Mayo, shares his music, which was inspired by the wild landscapes in the West of Ireland.
Ever wanted to travel North America? The blogger behind Streaming thru America just completed one year on the road, adventuring in an Airstream trailer, “blogging my way across America, searching for enriching and meaningful experiences with people and places, and anything that would make a good story.”
The caesuras in Dwight L. Roth’s poem add a poignant gravity to his verse:
“My words // chosen carefully…
Like stepping on wet rocks
crossing a stream.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Sewcialists is a collaborative, worldwide blogging community of people who love to sew and share their creations.
Sweetmoon Photography is the creative outlet of poet and artist Tenille K. Campbell, who specializes in photographing indigenous people.
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.
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