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  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. 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
  4. Pulled Punches

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

    Nostalgia
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. The Agony and Joy of the Great Scottish Outdoors

    Beautiful and unforgiving, Scotland’s countryside offers Alex Cochrane, a travel and history blogger, a chance to savor extreme emotions and masochistic bliss.

    Essay
  12. Homeless daughters of a hybrid diaspora

    “Can you imagine being told from the moment you comprehend it that these four walls you call home, this shelter above your head, this comfort you look forward to each time you return from school or mosque, is not yours?” Zoya Kubra, currently based in Qatar, reflects on male privilege and gender inequality.

    Essay
  13. Maybe You Are Actually Something Special

    Med student (soon-to-be-doctor) James Munro reflects on self-doubt, impostor syndrome, and discovering that sometimes, who you want to be is the person you already are.

    Education
  14. Conversations With Baristas

    “The 6:43 a.m. Saturday conversations with baristas are the best conversations to have with baristas.” Writer Jeff Riley is a regular at his coffee shop, and his chats with the baristas go beyond the usual pleasantries.

    Personal Musings
  15. Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist

    Amy learns to let go of the futile quest for “perfect” and instead embrace intuition and uncertainty: “Some steps are wobbly and small. Others are strong and purposeful. But they are all steps forward, no matter how they land.”

    Health