Michelle Weber
Professional writer, editor, napper, and dog-snorgler. Knows you are, but what is she?
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  1. Discover Prompts, Day 7: Below

    Not everything happens at our eye level. Today, go below.

    Discover Prompts
  2. Discover Prompts, Day 6: Hands

    We can all use a helping one sometimes — or be one for someone else. Today, talk to us about hands.

    Discover Prompts
  3. Why we’re canceling our trip to Kauai: An exponential essay

    “Each of the paragraphs I’ve written represents three days, and each word represents a person in the United States infected with COVID-19. . . . If I continued to follow the formula of this piece: Paragraph 17 would be 65,536 words long–about the length of my first book.”

    Current Events
  4. COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

    Are you a freelance artist wondering how you’ll pay rent duringa  quarantine? Are you looking for ways to support independent artists during the widespread national shutdowns? Check out this ever-growing collection of resources on everything from disaster preparedness to emergency funding options to the best digital tools for creatives.

    Art
  5. The Avocado

    Love pop culture? Want to talk about it with other people who love pop culture, and maybe make some friends? Welcome to The Avocado, “a home for people who want to discuss movies, TV, or any of a wide range of pop culture while fostering a sense of community where you can share in each […]

    Comics
  6. Take a Walk on the Fire Side

    Maybe walking on hot coals is a way to find catharsis or personal growth. Or maybe it just hurts. 

    Jetpack
  7. Gender Is Over

    “You need to learn to accept it, because you aren’t going to be able to change it. And, if you try to change it, you’re just making your child upset. You’re probably making yourself upset, too. And, your child might grow up to not love themselves. Everyone should love themselves.”

    Diversity
  8. The Most Loved and Hated Classic Novels According to Goodreads Users

    Is a novel “great” just because a lot of people read it?

    Books
  9. Environment
  10. Gratitude When It’s Not Expected

    Alzheimer’s is a painful, drawn-out disease, especially for a child caring for a parent in decline. But in a fraught mother-daughter relationship, the disease’s emotional shifts also create moments of unexpected beauty where once there was only tension.

    Family
  11. Behavioral Scientist

    Behavioral science seeks to understand why we do the things we do and act the way we act, and Behavioral Scientist magazine publishes original reports, columns, essays, and even cartoons from the front lines of behavioral science “to make the valuable insights gathered from behavioral science accessible and useful to all.”

    Journals & Magazines
  12. My Persian Corner

    Born to Iranian parents in Alabama, Pontia lived in Madrid, Bologna, Berlin, and Santiago before settling in Tehran. On My Persian Corner, she shares “experiences, knowledge, and insight into a misunderstood country… to dispel misconceptions and stereotypes about Iran and its people and culture.”

    Culture
  13. Years ago I trained to be a doula for the dying, a companion for those in the last stages of life, visiting an hour or so a week or a day. That did not prepare me for living with someone who tells me regularly she only has two weeks to live.  

    Family
  14. The New Food Economy

    We all have to eat. At The New Food Economy, a nonprofit newsroom, in-depth reporting helps us understand what we eat, why we’re eating it, and the forces that influence those choices, for better and worse.

    Animals
  15. Society and Space

    Scholars from the U.S. and Canada collaborate on a peer-reviewed journal and this companion website examining the social struggles over access to and control of space, place, territory, region, and resources.

    Academia