Michelle Weber
Chief Semicolon Advocate at WordPress.com. Professional writer, editor, napper, and dog-snorgler. Knows you are, but what is she?
  1. Art
  2. Landscape
  3. Depression is a Loaded Gun

    Derek Powazek comes to terms with his lifelong companion, depression: “I cannot keep doing the things I always have done. I can’t let depression define me, I can’t fight it, I can’t pretend it away. I have choose to do something else.”

  4. Why Bitcoin is Stupid

    “Government-issued currencies have value because they represent human trust and cooperation. There is no wealth and no trade without these two things, so you might as well go all-in and trust people. There are no financial instruments that will protect you from a world where we no longer trust each other.”

    Current Events
  5. 24 Hours of New Year’s Eve: Your Pictures

    From Peru to Germany to Australia, from fireworks to music festivals to late-night hikes, bloggers around the world show us how they welcomed 2018.

    Celebrating the new year is fun for all ages! Photo by The Timekeeper.
  6. I feel it in my bones.

    “An old wives’ tale. You can’t predict the weather with bones, I’d say. But my skeleton says other things. I take two aspirin and get back into bed. My head is too full of clouds. My face burns and my hands hold a fever that cracks like firewood.”

    Mental Health
    Image by Praveen (CC BY 2.0)
  7. Thoughts on Fantasy

    A blog about fantasy fiction in all its forms — epic, paranormal, romantic, dark, young adult, and otherwise — by an author and translator who loves the genre its many curiosities and invented worlds.

  8. Saving Country Music

    Saving Country Music’s purpose is spelled out in its name: news, opinion, reviews, artist profiles, music history, and the always-popular off-color pop-country bashing.

    Photo by Frank Kehren via Flickr
  9. “Just having a mix of people (diversity) doesn’t mean anything fundamentally changes. And tolerance is terrible; I tolerate my annual mammogram but I certainly don’t like or look forward to it.”

  10. Eight Nights, More Lights

    “For much of my life, I’ve thought that it hasn’t mattered that I’m Jewish, that it in no way changes how I live in the world… Now I think it matters a lot that I’m Jewish. Though it has nothing to do with what I believe — and everything to do with what other people believe. They think I’m different.”

  11. Fantasy (along with its twin sibling, science fiction), is the conceptual test ground for the world we are in the process of constructing, and what that world is like will be ultimately determined by what we find it possible to imagine and what will remain literally unimaginable.

    Personal Musings
  12. Ben Kritz

    Manila Times columnist Ben Kritz talks politics, science and technology, economics, and more — visit his site for opinionated deep dives on current events in the U.S. and Philippines.

    Current Events
  13. Cooking
  14. Hollywood Is Out of Unoriginal Ideas

    Justice League flopped, while truly original films like Get Out and Lady Bird are critically and financially successful. So what’s up with all the reboots?

  15. Eulogy For an Aging Book Guy

    “Because to everything there is a season, and the season for ‘trying on identities like costumes’ is somewhere between the ages of seventeen and twenty-six. Anything beyond that, and all you’re actually doing is simply ‘wearing a costume.’”