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  1. On the Edge

    Poet Anthony Wilson on loss and grief: “As we say, the memories ‘come flooding back.’ Whoever first said this has a lot to answer for. Sometimes they drip drip drip away at me, in the dark, not a flood at all. Other days (nights) it is a torrent.”

    Death
  2. Celebrating Pride at Automattic: “In a World That Wants You to Apologize or Minimize Who You Are, Don’t.”

    In this first interview of our Pride Month series, a human resources wrangler talks about identity, building trust and support in the workplace, and more.

    Diversity
  3. LOST, 10 years later

    The finale of LOST aired on May 23, 2010. Artist Gerry Albert, who was (and still is) a big fan, shares an illustration of the show’s ensemble cast.

    Art
  4. Early Winter

    “I want for this type of springtime but right now, the meadow has been cut down and the only way for me to accept this is to pretend we are in early winter.” In quarantine, the writer at Rarasaur reflects on her shortage of words.

    Personal Essay
  5. Surrounded: How Books Are Keeping Me Going in Quarantine

    “I can’t even say that I am ‘living’ in quarantine; if anything, I’m just surviving. But I have my books.” At Causeway Lit, Marina writes about her love for books.

    Books
  6. 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice

    “Show up. Keep showing up. Somebody successful said: 99% of success is just showing up.” On his 68th birthday, Kevin Kelly shares 68 bits of wisdom.

    Inspiration
  7. Open We Stand

    #OpenWeStand is a resource for small business owners, connecting them to other entrepreneurs and inspiring them with creative solutions to keep their businesses open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Business
  8. Experimenting with text and poetry

    Paula, an artist and nurse in the UK, shares her thought process on incorporating text in the form of poetry into her visual work.

    Art
  9. Help Colorado Now

    Help Colorado Now is a hub to organize health care professionals, volunteers, supplies, and monetary and blood donations to help people across the US state of Colorado during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Current Events
  10. World Book Day

    World Book Day is a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in the UK and Ireland whose mission is to give every child a book of their own. Its website is a space to celebrate authors and illustrators, as well as reading for all ages.

    Authors
  11. Ways to Participate Online for Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary — and Take Action Every Day

    Ahead of Earth Day on April 22, browse environmental publications and get involved in digital initiatives.

    Environment
    Photo by Markus Spiske
  12. Japanese Stab Binding

    On her art journal, Anna Platz-Twells explores new forms of Japanese stab binding and how decorative patterns can be used in her work.

    Art
  13. Ask, Listen, and Learn: Understand and Engage Your Audience with Polls and Surveys

    With Crowdsignal, you can create polls, conduct surveys, send quizzes, and more.

    Business
  14. Wide Open School

    Built in a matter of days, Wide Open School is a collaboration between more than 25 educational organizations to help students learn through the COVID-19 crisis. You’ll find free online learning experiences for kids, curated by the editors at Common Sense.

    Academia
  15. A Journal of the Plague Year

    “I have always used writing to process my experiences and ideas. As a result, it seems natural, as the pace of life slows and more of us are confined to our homes, to use words to explore the shifts that this period will bring.” Ann Morgan launches a new blog to chronicle this time of […]

    Authors