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.”
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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