Five Star Friday's Edition #76

Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing; it's about dying, about the brief flicker of time we have here, and the frustration that it creates.

   — Mordecai Richler


That Mordecai, always so sunny!

Today's Five Star Friday is brought to you by awesomeness. I would tell you more, but I don't want to ruin the surprise.

Happy Friday!

Two entries from Attack of the Redneck Mommy:
"I Don't Just Touch Myself"
and
"Life and Death"

"Girls’ Guide to Being a Courteous Human Being When Sharing a Community Bathroom" from Another Hot Mess

"Down Syndrome Awareness -- 31 for 21 -- Career Choices for People With Down Syndrome: A Dose of Reality" from Take a Walk On the Happy Side

"Friday Flashback — A Post That Once Was" from Honea Express

"Firsts" from Slouching Past 40

"Of Things Past" from Flotsam

A few entries regarding My Bottle's Up vs. the TSA:
"Why the @mybottlesup Story Really Chaps My Ass" from Suburban Oblivion
and
"A Little Advice for Nicole White, the TSA and Anyone Traveling With Kids" from elliott.org
and
"The FCC, TSA, @MyBottlesUp and Why Bloggers Can't Be Trusted" from Paul O'Flaherty

"Troubled Kids-Troubled Adults: The Only One Who Spoke Truth Yesterday Was 6 year Old Falcon - The Balloon Boy" by Davey D at Southern Shift

"These People Are Serious" from 1,000 Dog-Eared Pages

"40 Days & 40 Nights" from The Other Boufs

"The New York Times and Stephanie Saul: Infertility! Twins! Danger!" from Stirrup Queens

"Based On a True Story" from Wendi Aarons

"Dreams" from Redneck Diva

"Not Sure If This Post Makes Sense. Hope It Doesn't Sound Selfish." from Miz S

Trigger warning — this is a story of domestic violence:
"Jett" from Violence Unsilenced

"Katy Perry Is the Insect Avatar of Our Collective Unconscious" by the Palinode at MamaPop

Two entries from OrdinaryArt:
"In Defiance of Gravity"
and
"Your Body, Mine"

"Guest Post: From My Mom, About My Other Mom" at The Psychobabble

"Catching a Shadow" by cIII at DadCentric

"Molasses, Again" from Spin Me I Pulsate

"R-E-S-P-E-C-T" from A Common Grey Spider

"I Grow Old, I Grow Old" from cribchronicles.com

A Halloween series from Frog and Toad Are Still Friends:
"Because Halloween Is Coming", "Halloween Story 2", "Halloween #3", "Halloween #4", "Halloween #5", "Halloween #6", "Halloween #7", "Halloween #8", and "Halloween #9"

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