Krista Stevens
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  1. I AM ALS

    I AM ALS is a patient-led, patient-centric movement ready to lead the fight for a cure.

    Education
  2. Alia Volz

    Alia Volz is the author of the memoir Home Baked, My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco. In the book, Alia recounts her parents’ underground pot brownie business at the onset of the AIDS epidemic.

    Authors
    Alia Volz (Photo credit Dennis Hearne)
  3. Not Eagle, Not Star

    At Contra Viento, Kimberly Garza writes of the distance between a father and daughter. “Neither of you understands one another without her. Behind you the sun cracks open dark corners of the river and you think how her absence is like that: something so bright it blinds, casts into sharp relief the distance between you.”

    Fiction
  4. Brené Brown

    Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She’s written ten books and runs a successful podcast called Unlocking Us.

    Books
  5. Barton Gellman

    Check out the personal site of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Barton Gellman, most recently the author of Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State.

    Authors
  6. What I Want to Know of Kindness

    As Devin Kelly recalls the death of his friend’s mom and how that spurred him to reconnect with his own mother, he reconsiders masculinity through the lens of grief and what we learn from suffering.

    Death
    County Kerry, Ireland.
  7. Land Lines Project

    Land Lines was a research project that explored British nature writing from the late eighteenth century to the present. Check out their prolific blog, which continues to celebrate nature and nature writing in England.

    Animals
  8. American Literary Review

    American Literary Review is published by the Department of English at the University of North Texas. Since 1990, they’ve published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by writers at all stages of their careers.

    Academia
  9. Grieving, but Calmed by a Different Kind of Storm

    In isolation, Stephanie Land finds surprising relief from PTSD — and discovers she is able to write again.

    Essay
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  10. Discover Prompts, Day 24: Elixir

    Today, our word is “Elixir.” What breathes life into you?

    Discover Prompts
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  11. Discover Prompts, Day 23: Note

    Today’s Discover prompt is all about notes, musical, secret, and otherwise.

    Discover Prompts
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  12. Wes Montgomery

    The official site of Wes Montgomery — a man universally acknowledged as one of the greatest guitarists in the history of jazz. With his unique picking style — developed while practicing late at night to avoid disturbing his neighbors — Montgomery defined modern jazz guitar during the 1950s and ’60s.

    Music
  13. Discover Prompts, Day 22: Tempo

    Today, we’re putting you through your paces with the word, “Tempo.”

    Discover Prompts
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  14. Discover Prompts, Day 21: Instrument

    Today, we’re all about instruments — musical and otherwise!

    Discover Prompts
  15. Discover Prompts, Day 20: Music

    Tell us all about the music you love.

    Discover Prompts
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