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. ROI Design

    Cheryl, founder of Boston’s ROI Design, does interior design specializing in the needs of busy, growing families. Her site is clean and welcoming, centered around lovely photos of her interiors.

    Business
  2. Music
  3. Photography
  4. Dear HBO: About that Alt-Reality “Confederate” Show

    From Michael W. Twitty: “Your show concept is cool until we begin to think of all the other alt-history moments that would be equally provocative but seem unimaginable because of our addictive, national obsession with structurally racist ideas.”

    Commentary
  5. Springtime

    Time zones: why do we have them? Science blogger Jon Farrow explains: “The answers to these questions, like so much that is great in this world, involve two of my favourite things: Canada and astronomy.”

    History
  6. The Mass General Research Institute

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute is the largest hospital-based research organization in the US. Researchers and physicians work together to find cures, improve care, and encourage medical innovation.

    Health
  7. On Birds, Bullets, and Being

    Kris reflects on women, aging, invisibility, and anger, after her 50-year-old neighbor was killed by police. “Otherwise, feel free to roam about the cabin, but the bar is closed. Put on the hideous red hat, proclaim the end to your sexual being, and commence to overeat. Conversely, you could always get a gun.”

    Death
  8. Nature
    One of the many waterfalls and pools at Watkins Glen, NY
  9. Hobby Lobby’s Parallel Universe of Antiquity Studies

    From Fiona Greenland: “You don’t have to be a Near Eastern specialist to be concerned about the broader outcomes of a private group, with a pronounced political and religious agenda, having the power to control the empirical underpinnings of a discipline.”

    Academia
  10. There Is Never Enough Time, But There Is Now

    Lisa Sadikman on raising her daughter: “This is when I feel myself expand, just a little, into the space she’s left behind. There are hours now when I am finally able to twirl in a circle of my own without scraping motherhood’s walls.”

    Motherhood
  11. 50 Shades of Grey Areas

    With rules both explicit and unspoken and a complex etiquette all its own, professional cycling is not a sport for people who don’t like uncertainty.

    Sports
  12. Animals
  13. The Secret Knowledge of Spaces

    Susie Trexler — an architectural historian by trade and architecture admirer by passion — shares her love of places, spaces, and the stories they tell.

    Architecture
  14. Silhouette of a Refugee Woman: A Conversation with Meryem

    Meet Meryem, a refugee from Aleppo, Syria, working to build a life in Turkey while navigating the racism and sexism that accompany being a migrant and a woman.

    Current Events
  15. Velveteen Femme

    Sarah is a queer Edinburgher whose blog focuses on plus-size fashion and beauty, with a healthy dose of self-love thrown in.

    Fashion