Michelle Weber
Chief Semicolon Advocate at WordPress.com. Professional writer, editor, napper, and dog-snorgler. Knows you are, but what is she?
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  1. Recipe for Mornings After

    “Whip egg whites, expectations, preheat an oven  /  carefully cultivate delicate friendships with belligerent drunks.”

    Poetry
    Photo by meeralee via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)
  2. Here’s How I Survived My First Week As An Unemployed Reporter

    Andrea Watson was a journalist at DNAinfo in Chicago — until suddenly there was no more DNAinfo. What’s next? More journalism. “I don’t know how to stop finding stories. Honestly, they find me. And when they do, I can’t turn my back on them.”

    Current Events
  3. Don’t Talk About “Race Cards” Unless You Want to Talk About Who Built The Deck

    “While it’s possible for this term to exist in a neutral sense, it most certainly does not.  This term exists for the sole purpose of silencing black people, policing black thought, and to protect white privilege and white comfort.”

    History
  4. Nicolette Shasky

    Interactive and UI designer Nicolette Shasky’s site isn’t just beautiful, graphic, and bold — she also shares hard-won design, freelancing, and business tips on her blog.

    Business
  5. “The poor kid can’t figure out why he is unable to waltz beneath the dinner table. He can see his hands, his feet, his belly, even his junior if he sucks in, but what he can’t see is that ever-so-stealthy forehead that perches on top like a frightened cat.”

    Inspiration
  6. Wit & Vinegar

    Billy Green loves tater tots and coffee, has been known to polish of a bowl of guacamole with a spoon, and writes a food blog that is a ray of sunshine (and popsicles!).

    Cooking
  7. We Close Tonight

    “Have a read, have some fun and find some new music. Simple.” Editors Ciarán, Jake, and Will review and interview the best unsigned and independent bands in the UK.

    Interviews
  8. UNICEF Ethiopia

    The official blog of UNICEF Ethiopia: the go-to agency for children in Ethiopia supporting child health and nutrition; providing water, sanitation, and education; and protecting children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

    Culture
  9. No Eggs or Ham

    Ryan and Kim create lectin-limited, vegan recipes that reinvent familiar dishes, making them sugar-free, predominately grain free, from-scratch, and plant-based.

    Food
  10. Wood & Spoon

    Kate Wood is a clinical dietitian by day, and by night she puts her “everything in moderation” motto to the test by baking and experimenting with new recipes and flavors. Homemade strawberry-fig pop tarts, anyone?

    Food
  11. Mytholmroyd 

    “I half expected to see her sashaying down the aisle of the train, all shimmering platinum between plush, navy blue seats.” A misheard train conductor and a flight of fantasy, captured in a poem.

    Poetry
  12. Lab Noon

    Saghar Setareh blogs from Rome by way of Tehran. Visit Lab Noon for delicious recipes, stories well-told, and Saghar’s distinctive, moody photography.

    Culture
  13. Help! My Kid is Not Good at Anything.

    What happens if my child is never great at anything? I mean, when is my child going to find their thing?”  Is your child a prodigy? Most of us weren’t, and we turned out just fine.

    Parenting
  14. When Flood Waters Wash Up Memories of a Refugee Childhood

    “I couldn’t cry during the flood, but I did beg. Please God, just don’t let my kids lose their home. Because I know what it’s like to not be able to go home.” Anna left her home in the Soviet Union at age 7; her daughter Alma fled Harvey’s floodwaters at the same age.

    Current Events
  15. Hope Is The Light of A Smoke-Streaked Sun

    “The world is burning yet the sun still shines.” As Northern Califonia burns, Lisa depends on hope, family, and small moments of beauty to work through each day’s new series of disasters.

    Current Events