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Ray Bradbury wrote complex cautionary tales about society and morality, disguised as science fiction. Though many of his most influential works are now decades old, the lessons and warnings within are timeless. Today, on what would have been his...
Diary of a Civil War Nurse Image Source: The Smithsonian The Lady Nurse of Ward E, published in 1909, is the personal account of Amanda Akin, a nurse in the American Civil War. The book includes personal material, such as her...
We often highlight how wonderful journals can be for holding your private thoughts – places where you can be completely honest about how you're feeling about your life and the people in it. We should mention, though, that if...
Our most recent Paperblanks® Traveller comes courtesy of Nills, who recently returned from a holiday in Portugal. About his European vacation, Nills writes: I took this picture in Sintra at the Pena National Palace. Sintra is a "must" place to...
“I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet” — Confucius Gratitude is scientifically proven to improve your physical and mental health - with both increased self-esteem and greater clarity being among...
Image Source: By Unknown - Spur Magazine, 1920, Public Domain, Link The life of author F. Scott Fitzgerald was at times prosperous, at times tragic, and his numerous ups and downs are echoed in much of his writing. Works like...
Though frail of body, Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), the greatest musician of the Romantic period, possessed an unrivaled creative strength. The composer and piano virtuoso was a child prodigy who did not survive to see his fortieth birthday. Rarely has...
This week we had the pleasure of getting to know Swedish writer and photographer, Maria-Thérèse Sommar. She is one of the proud winners of the NaNoWriMo writing challenge, and is now a published author! We had the chance to ask her...
For our "X Questions With" series, we're speaking with talented individuals from around the world who have inspired us with their creativity and passion. If you have a story to tell or someone you'd like to see profiled, let...
I don't know about you, but I love filling out surveys. Ever since I received my first guided journal as a young child, fill-in-the-blank activities have served as ideal jumping-off points to get my creative juices flowing. And it...

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