Ponder

Making your world a better place

Origin

Why produce another online magazine? Why add to the millions of virtual voices vying for attention? 

We believe that if just one person benefits from the content of our magazine then it is worth it to do the work. And if no one ever reads the magazine, then it’s worth it as well, simply for the great joy of putting it together because we believe that every time a piece of art is created a little less evil exists in the world.

PONDER is a weekly magazine designed to ‘press pause’ from the barrage of media that invades our senses. It's mission is to publish stories from around the world that bring attention to our common desire for a more connected life. PONDER offers respite by focusing on the core of our existence - the value of caring for one another, our land, our animals, and our home. Each issue contains eight features to ponder upon, noted below:

Publisher and founder of PONDER, Kathleen Franks, is a writer from Ohio currently based in Berkeley, California. She received some of her education at The California College of the Arts and most of her education raising five children, working in the corporate world and volunteering in the nonprofit world. (Photo by Zara Franks)

Publisher and founder of PONDER, Kathleen Franks, is a writer from Ohio currently based in Berkeley, California. She received some of her education at The California College of the Arts and most of her education raising five children, working in the corporate world and volunteering in the nonprofit world. (Photo by Zara Franks)

Press Pause - Take a Breath - an interesting quote or poem. 

Character - Build it Here - stories of people who set an example in goodness, generosity, kindness, and all that sort of thing. 

Humane - Do Some Good - humanitarian organizations and how you can help.  

Faraway - Get Out of Your World - stories about cultures unlike our own and how discovering our differences can help us find our common strengths.

Animals -They Were Here First - stories of how we can learn from their wisdom. 

Children - Let Them Amaze You - stories of remarkable children, their astounding accomplishments and great ideas.

Environment - Making It Better Wherever You Are - stories about people who are caring for the land and all those who are striving to conserve the planet. 

Creative - Strengthen Your Spirit - a page dedicated to art in all its many forms from paintings to plays. 

Do you enjoy reading PONDER? If so, please consider becoming a regular monthly sponsor. Your contribution from as little as $5 will help cover expenses. PONDER accepts no advertising.

Cover photo by Kathleen Franks

Background image by Getty Images

© 2014 - 2017 Kathleen Franks