Personal Musings Filter
  1. haiku.blog

    Web developer Ben Dwyer has published a new haiku every day since March, 2015 — more than 1,000 days. Visit his archives at haiku.blog, where his march towards 2,000 haiku is already underway.

    Inspiration
  2. A journey through severe depression

    “My children grew despite my hollowness.  They smiled and ate; played and worked.  I wonder if they saw me pretending to live or if they were fooled by me too.  Lola, the masterful charlatan.”

    Mental Health
  3. On Chernobyl: “These babushkas survived Stalin and the Nazis…How can they be expected to fear something neither male nor foreign, that does not even have feral teeth, but whose only crime is that it breathes and disappears into the same air.”

    Commentary
  4. “As for me? Childless lonely old spinster me? I got an education and a bunch of dear friends. I got over the notion that women were different from me just because they had kids. I got my heart and my mind opened. And despite my odd quirky weirdness, I got loved.”

    Personal Musings
  5. This is my rock and roll love letter to you.

    Veteran blogger Angela has been writing Fluid Pudding since 2001. The warm, witty voice that has kept fans reading for almost 17 years is in full effect in this ode to her recently-demolished childhood home.

    Family
  6. “My mom wasn’t someone who lived for 60 years with cystic fibrosis. She was just someone who lived.”

    Motherhood
  7. Exploring Colour

    A cross between a photography blog and a nature and gardening blog, Exploring Colour is where Liz, a New Zealand-based blogger, explores her passion for colorful textures and shares thoughts on beauty and art.

    Landscape
  8. “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
  9. From a tribute to Roy Halladay: “When my teammates made a big play behind me or I made a big strikeout, I didn’t stand there celebrating. I didn’t scream. […] I didn’t jump around. Halladay didn’t, so I wouldn’t.”

    Current Events
  10. The Shape of Goodness

    Blogger Cate remembers her friend: “Something larger and finer than a single human departs when such a person dies:  a grace, a hope, a loveliness. An encouragement in a world that desperately needs encouragement.”

    Death
  11. 27 – summergo

    Blogger David recounts a fly-fishing trip gone horribly wrong: “I had broken my own knee with my hands to free myself from certain death by drowning.”

    Personal Musings
  12. Art of Aphorism

    Since 2013, Fred Lee has published more than 3,000 aphorisms on his blog, with deep archives of pithy, thought-provoking one-liners.

    Commentary
  13. 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.

    Cooking
  14. 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
  15. Writing Through Grief: Five Posts

    For many of us, writing is catharsis: a way to process and release difficult emotions. Few things are as emotional as the loss of a friend, family member, personal hero, or pet so it’s no surprise that we read a lot of posts paying tribute to lost loved ones and trying to make sense of […]

    Death
    Photo by Robert Couse-Baker (CC BY 2.0)