I AM ALS
I AM ALS is a patient-led, patient-centric movement ready to lead the fight for a cure.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover Prompts, Day 24: Elixir
Today, our word is “Elixir.” What breathes life into you?
Discover Prompts, Day 23: Note
Today’s Discover prompt is all about notes, musical, secret, and otherwise.
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.
Discover Prompts, Day 22: Tempo
Today, we’re putting you through your paces with the word, “Tempo.”
Discover Prompts, Day 21: Instrument
Today, we’re all about instruments — musical and otherwise!
Discover Prompts, Day 20: Music
Tell us all about the music you love.
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