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. 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
  3. The Dysfunction of Food

    Kim Foster’s James Beard Award-winning essay weaves together the themes of family, addiction, and fast food into a beautiful (and heartbreaking) narrative.

    Cooking
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Blue House Organics

    Blue House Organics is a 20-acre organic vegetable farm that offers harvest boxes online.

    Food
  7. 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.
  8. How to Become a Fossil

    “What future race of ant people or anemones will dust you off and wonder what you are? You have to discard the question. You shouldn’t think too hard about the audience. Do your finest work for the sake of the art itself.”

    Nature
  9. 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
  10. 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