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Five Star Friday's Edition #81

Writers are schizophrenic. On the one hand we tell ourselves, "This is a work of genius! I've created Art!" Then we try to peddle it, like a widget, to The New Yorker, Playboy, or SF Age.

   — Ken Rand


This week's roundup of excellent weblog entries is brought to you by dancing, disability on Glee, memories of then and now, libraries, domestic violence, grief over loss of intimacy, socialized medicine, frequent use of the words I love you, a mom being right, cuddling overnight in a car, Shakira, girlfriends' pets, a call to nuzzle, a friendship, how we die, an absent father, Wright Blocks, letters, the Christian side hug, Adam Lambert's homosexuality, and New Moon.

And, if you've got a weblog entry you wrote that you'd like to share, please link to it in the comments. Put yourself out there!

Happy Friday!

"So Glad I'm Here" from Ministry So Fabulous!

"Glee and Disability" by Ky at A Mandolyn and Ky

"Dominos and Card Games" from blah blah

"A Love Story and a Rant" from The Burrow

"Tabatha" by Tabulous at Violence Unsilenced

"A Keening" from Spin Me I Pulsate

"Life, Liberty and Happiness: If This Is Socialized Healthcare, Sign Me Up!" by Laurie Penny at The Huffington Post

"You Over Use the Words, I Love You" from Issa's Crazy World

"Things My Mother Has Been Right About" from Axel's Blog

"Cuddling In the Cutlass" from The Answers: One JagerBomb Away From a Breakdown

"MamaPop Video Roundtable: MamaPop vs. Shakira Edition" by the Palinode at MamaPop

"Five Ways to Win Her Pet's Approval" by Herocious at The Open End

"A Day to Nuzzle" from Kevin Charnas

Two from AmyMusings:
"Things I Carry With Me"
and
"Why Your Bucket List Can't Wait Another Day"

"The Parade of Doormen" from Slouching Past 40

"Treasured" from Girl's Gone Child

"The Day In Letters" from Praying to Darwin

Two from Feministing:
"Abstinence-Only Rap: 'Gimme the Christian Side Hug'" by Miriam
and
"It's OK Patriarchy, I Understand Adam Lambert Made You Feel Funny" by Jos

"Sometimes God Has a Plan. A Plan That May or May Not Include Me Getting to See New Moon In a Timely Manner." from Barefoot Foodie

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