1. The Map Room

    All about maps! The Map Room is a blog by Jonathan Crowe that covers everything from antique map collecting to the latest in geospatial technology.

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  2. Whatever Happened to ______ ?

    “Being a mother, a woman, a wife and a writer is different from being a writer-writer. It’s possibly more precarious.” This Longreads essay by an anonymous writer — which has gone viral — is about the struggle to write as a woman, a mother, and as the wife of another writer who is jealous of […]

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  3. One Large Popcorn, Please!

    Tom Parry’s appreciation for movies grew into a passion that led to a blog! On One Large Popcorn, Please! you can find his reviews of both new cinema releases and film classics.

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  4. Pick a piece of sky

    “Reluctant to give up the exclamatory joy of seeing, I have built a life at the untranslated point of an outstretched finger.” Roxani Krystalli writes about exploring the Scottish landscape and learning to see differently.

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  5. The English Language Is, and Was, Profoundly Multicultural

    At The Public Medievalist, Jocelyn Wogan-Browne dives deep into the diverse roots of the English language, which “has always been enriched by contact with other languages.”

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  6. In the Age of Social Media Self-Promotion, Do Creatives Still Need Personal Websites?

    “You have freedom and control with your website. It stands out far more than a 3 x 3 grid of expandable pictures.” Professionals in the design industry discuss the pros and cons of a website in the age of Instagram.

    Business
  7. Which Comics Should You Read in 2020? Here Are Some Ideas.

    Comics and graphic-novels fans, rejoice! At The Drunken Odyssey, Drew Barth recommends some of the most anticipated titles of 2020 — the ones that will set the tone for an entire decade of visual storytelling.

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    Cover of Umma's Table by Yeon-Sik Hong
  8. Stuck in a Book: My favourite books of the decade

    Welcome to 2020! On his blog Stuck in a Book, Simon Thomas reflects on his favorite books from the past ten years.

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  9. Animalcouriers

    “We were pleased to have little canary Paris onboard for company during the journey from the UK to Greece.” Don’t want to leave your best friend behind? Animalcouriers can move your animals worldwide by air and by road through Europe — and keep you up to date on their travels on their blog!

    Animals
  10. The Summer Australia Burned

    “My Christmas wish is for an end to these fires. For no more loss of life. And for rain.” As many in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate a white Christmas, Australia-based Lee Mylne mourns the devastation brought about by wildfires.

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