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Five Star Friday's Edition #93

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.

— John Locke


This Five Star Friday roundup is brought to you by the loss of a parent, Disney on Ice, fear, autism, a breakdown, a vintage computer manual, the Bahamas, a grandfather, motherhood, suicidal thoughts, addiction, love and sex, parenting, a flight, homelessness, a bean, a movie, letting go, inclusive language, exhaustion, grocery shopping, a trip to Oregon, making work fun, a dog, ziplining, the zoo, honesty, jealousy, a babysitter, and Jersey Shore.

If you think, hey, dammit, where's my glory?!, then please leave a link to one of your excellent weblog entries in the comments. There is always room for more good reading.

Happy Friday!

"Blank" from Jesus' Favorite

"Day 225: Disney on Ice: Confessions of a 'Tweener Mom" from The Lindsays

"Fear" by Charlie at In the High Cotton

Two from Polite Fictions:
"The Alphabet of Regret: A Is for Autism" by TwoBusy
and
"The Alphabet of Regret: B Is for Breakdown" by Ms Picket to You

"They Don’t Make Computer Manuals Like They Used To" from Ironic Sans

"Floored and Free" from Not Undecided

"Hitler Has Only Got One Ball" from cribchronicles.com

"Raise My Child" from Ozma Links

"Babar Is In My Living Room, and He's a Morose Sonofabitch" from Secondhand Tryptophan

"FIENDING (just like that, in all-caps)" from Jett Superior

"Yes or No Questions" from Ubi es Caelum

"Intentional" from Ministry So Fabulous!

"Momentum" from Mommy Melee

"Seasoning the Homeless" from (Not So) Small Things

"All Because of a Bean" from The S.L.C. Blog

"The Time Traveler's Tits" from the.effing.librarian

"The Stone" from The Extraordinary Ordinary

"O Canada, Our Home and Home-Like Land" from Party of 3

"Exhale" from Sweetney

"Perceptions" from Is There Any Mommy Out There?

"More, More, More Than Words" from Buggering Crap Monkies

"Making Work Fun" by Ryan Quinn at The LIFT Blog

"A Family of Ghosts, An Unheard Howl, and the Smallest Part of Being Human" from Finding My America

"I Did It" from Smut & Steff

"A Trip to the Zooooooo" from Insert Witty Title Here

"Ruminations On Why I'm a Shitty Person" from 2birds1blog

"The Babysitter" from The Show Must Go On

"Blogging & Jealousy" from Marta Writes

"J.D. Salinger, John Mayer and the Jersey Shore made this post possible." from Another Hot Mess

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