For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
— excerpt from "Little Gidding" by T.S. Eliot
This first Five Star Friday roundup of 2010 (after my holiday break from many things internet last week) is brought to you by a good pediatrician, a sad anniversary, insecurity, a conga line, a nickname, mindfulness, fatherhood, a loved one's depression, a top ten list, Hollywood remakes, the end of a decade, aging, difficult memories, victory defined by motherhood, the Christmas season, finding beauty, untruths about Christmas, the USO, and a creative creche.
And please share your own best weblog entries from the previous year in the comments. Show off the fruits of your 2009 creative labour.
Before running into the excellent list of links that follows, I also want to let you all know about my latest internet baby. Dissatisfied with voter-driven awards contests that mostly served to highlight the loudest but not necessarily the highest quality weblogs Canada to offer, I decided to create a juried awards with public nominations, and the Canadian Weblog Awards were born. You don't have to be a Canadian to nominate one, so check out the 2010 CWAs and nominate your favourite Canucks for the honour!
Please come back and share good writing with us over the coming week to be featured on the next Five Star Friday. If you have read a really good piece on someone else's weblog, submit it by Thursday at midnight CST to have it featured on Five Star Friday.
And because you are a fan of finding good new writing on the internet: