1. Incidental Naturalist

    From hummingbirds to whales, animals strike curious poses on wildlife blog Incidental Naturalist, where David, a travel-loving photographer, shares his stunning shots.

    Animals
  2. A Shot at Glory

    Can the Canadian Men’s Olympic Hockey team bring home a medal? “They are not stars but they could soon be heroes. For the next ten days of their lives, they carry the collective hopes of the greatest hockey nation on earth.”

    Sports
    Illustration by J.O. Applegate
  3. “But in cooking an egg, Le Guin shows us the beauty of difficult things: the things we do not to survive, not because we must, but because we’re challengingly, gloriously alive.”

    Authors
  4. Dear POC: We Get Depressed Too

    Joséphine Mwanvua on the difficulty of asking for help as a person of color: “Here, in the West, black communities and other POC communities still carry a taboo around mental health issues.”

    Culture
  5. Pedestrian Observations

    If you enjoy geeking out over public transport, urban planning, and sustainability, you’ll love Alon Levy’s Pedestrian Observations.

    Data
  6. Canadian Senator Murray Sinclair on Colten Boushie

    Murray Sinclair, Canadian Senator and former Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, reflects on Colten Boushie: “I grieve for other mothers / with empty arms / who now think of their loss / at the hands of others.”

    Current Events
  7. My secret battle.

    Simon Thomas on depression, anxiety, and grief:  “Right now all I can muster is the strength to hold onto that rock and try my best, to try and be as Godly a Dad as I can for Ethan and trust that out of this fog of grief all that I felt before will clear…”

    Death
  8. Silver Linings

    John Sutherland reflects on 26 years with the Metropolitan Police Service in London, England: “That’s the painful privilege of this job – to venture repeatedly into the hurting places. To be there on the inside of the fluttering blue and white tape.”

    Memoir
  9. Art
    By Dominique F. Cameron
  10. Farnam Street

    Farnam Street, a blog created by Shane Parrish, is devoted to helping you develop an understanding of how the world works, make better decisions, and live a better life. It aims to expand your intellectual horizons, connect ideas, think in multidisciplinary ways, and explore meaning.

    Exploration