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Good news Tuesday:

Black Swan, Cygnus atratus, 1200-1300cm, span 1.6 to 2m. Have you ever held a cygnet? It’s a delicate, fragile thing. Its wings, (wings that will grow to give it a span of up to 2 metres!) are like tiny…

06 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
The Sit Spot by Maggie Mackellar
stop the world

I’ve lost the shirt that I’m wearing in this picture, black and sleek with swans splashed across it. I wore it into the ground, I’m sure, thrown into the washing machine with no question of a delicate…

27 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
Hilary Seeking Wonder by Hilary Yancey
The New Abolitionism

Today we hear a growing number of activists declare themselves to be "Abolitionists." The term refers to the adjacent and often overlapping movements of police and prison abolitionism. While the new Abolitionists…

24 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
Year Zero by Wesley Yang
An Oral History of the UK Chowhound Board

This is a paid-subscriber only edition of Vittles. If you are receiving this then thanks so much for subscribing! If you wish to continue reading and access all paywalled articles, please subscribe for…

24 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
Vittles by Vittles
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Downtime Inspires Your Best Work

Heyo, Nik here! I don’t do too many interviews, so I thought I’d share this one: The other day, I talked to my fellow writer and friend Amardeep Parmar for his podcast Mindful & Driven. Amar is all about…

23 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
Nik's Newsletter by Niklas Göke
Biden Is Struggling, but Republicans Aren’t Ready to Govern

(Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images.) I say the following with full knowledge that it is early in Joe Biden’s presidency, and he has time to turn things around. But let’s be honest. Joe…

21 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
The French Press by The Dispatch
The Fuck Does This Make Money: Short Gemini Behavior

Lily and I did this interview four times. We’ve been friends for years, so arguably we’ve been preparing for it for a lot longer. The first two interviews were lost because I don’t know how to use my voice…

21 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
Notes on Feednet by H Kapp-Klote
A quick thought...

Do you consider yourself a leader? Why or why not? Almost every situation you can think of requires leadership, from work, family, community and yes, even yourself. Take time to think about what leadership…

21 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
The Compass and Rudder by Chief Chuck 🇺🇸 ⚓
Flicker of Urgency

Hi friends. There are two questions I ask myself repeatedly about my writing until I’m so far along in a project I don’t need to ask them anymore. They are: 1. Who are you writing this for? 2. What do…

20 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
CRAFT TALK by Jami Attenberg
Monday Matter: Pablo Neruda, 'The Chair' and the art of poetry

Every Monday, we send subscribers and gift recipients of immigrant mental health and storytelling newsletter Foreign Bodies stories we recently inhaled and adored. This is also a chance to do some housekeeping…

20 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
Foreign Bodies by Fiza Pirani
The unspoken joys of reading

Wait! Just Listen is a free weekly Sunday newsletter on living a purposeful and meaningful life, in a digitised world of opinion polarisation, gratuitous commentary and click-bait. Subscribe with one-click…

19 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
Wait! Just Listen by Josh
September Q+A: What to Do About Timed, On-Demand Writing?

Q: My students have to engage in timed, on-demand writing for a variety of assessments. How can I find authentic mentor texts for this kind of writing? - Sam A: This is a fantastic question, and one I’…

18 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
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Matt's Mix Tape, Vol. 109

Hi, I’m Matt Tillotson, a guy who reads, writes, and works out. This is Matt’s Mix Tape, a weekly Mix of ideas for the creator and athlete in all of us. Subscribe now This week’s Mix: This week’s Mix Tape…

17 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
Matt's Mix Tape by Matt Tillotson


Box Up
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The Sit Spot by Maggie Mackellar
Matrescence: or becoming a mother
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The Sit Spot by Maggie Mackellar