Personal Musings / Editors’ Picks Filter
  1. Finding Ourselves at Montrose Dog Beach

    Will on guidance from his dogs: “He raced in one direction . . . then chased a floating leaf, then jumped on a bench . . . then took off running happier than before. He had no idea what he was doing and he loved every minute of it. I can relate.”

    Animals
  2. Averting the Apocalypse, Quietly

    Logan Goldberg reflects on how we need a world with fiction: “And maybe we need a world wherein we escape from our outside influences and pour ourselves onto the page, and then show those pages to anyone willing to give them a chance.”

    Books
  3. Art
  4. Do we need role models?

    “I like having chosen the road less traveled, with its many twists and turns. But a compass and a guide are helpful.” At Broadside, Caitlin Kelly muses on getting older and looking for role models.

    Personal Musings
  5. Pulled Punches

    A coffee, a loyalty punch card, and a Rubik’s Cube star in Marissa’s wishful musings for more analog time.

    Nostalgia
  6. In defense of the ordinary

    Writer Andrea Badgley reflects on the value of her writing practice: “Details are meaning enough. Being present in a moment is meaning enough.”

    Personal Musings
  7. These days, I don’t wear my glasses when I’m out in public. . . . I can see the world, but it’s out of focus. I can’t make out faces, recognize friends. Most importantly, I can’t tell where anyone is looking. If men’s eyes consume me, I’d rather not know.

    Essay
  8. Make Life Better

    “Make life better. Make it about more than yourself. But don’t forget about you.”
     
    Scroll down and smile while reading this uplifting series of messages and illustrations from the blogger at The Chatter Blog.

    Art
  9. I Want To Be Like Water

    “I wish I were water.
     
    That my words spilled out.”
     

    Miri Elm at A Short Conversation muses on why she wants to be like water.

    Personal Musings
  10. “It was like rubbing on unscented lotion. It’s therapeutic, no one really knows you’re wearing it, and it’s something you do for yourself. You’re not trying to leave behind little scent fragments of yourself. You’re just doin’ you.”

    Inspiration
  11. Sobriety isn’t boring or scary or awful. It’s medium. It’s a balance between the 3AM self-hatred, and the 6PM seduction. It’s safe and patient and readily available. I don’t have to plan it, or pay for it, or even long for it.

    Personal Essay
  12. Dear Adoption, I Just Want to be Heard

    “I can be happy with the life I’ve been given and mourn the life that was taken away.” At Dear Adoption, a South Korean adoptee blogs anonymously about the need to explore their heritage.

    Family
  13. When All Else Fails

    “The needle slides through easily and quickly and the magic happens.” Happy National Quilting Day! To celebrate, here’s avid crafter Kerry, reflecting on her love of all things stitch-related.

    Crafts
  14. A Mushy Love Letter About Blogging

    “I don’t work with brands, I don’t have things to sell, I just like writing things down. So, whilst I’m not going to pretend that I don’t care about numbers and followers, I’ve learnt that, for me, blogging has somewhat transcended all of that.”

    Jetpack
  15. “On a whim I google the origin of the word ‘geezer.’ The accepted opinion is that it derives from an obsolete cockney word guiser, meaning ‘one who walks around in a disguise.’ I believe the disguise must be brightly colored slacks, tucked-in polo shirt, white belt, and Velcro sneakers.”

    Nonfiction