Five Star Friday's Edition #101

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The writer's intention hasn't anything to do with what he achieves. The intent to earn money or the intent to be famous or the intent to be great doesn't matter in the end. Just what comes out.
     — Lillian Hellman

This Five Star Friday roundup is brought to you by an old home, politics, a poem, inappropriate sexual touching, a third birthday, heartbreaking news, and the difficulty of parenting.

Leave urls to your own good weblog writing in the comments, because this week's collection is small, and we need good reading to tide us through the weekend.

Happy Monday!

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21 Years

" from

Spin Me I Pulsate

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By the Time I Get to Arizona

" from

Suebob's Red Stapler

:

I know it's not an either/or, but I'd rather have illegal immigration with all of its benefits, than legal corporate emigration, which doesn't seem to have any for me.

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You Know It Is

" from

Breed 'Em and Weep

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Cheerleader

" from

Is There Any Mommy Out There?

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Lilacs

" from

Bossy Betty

:

Sunday my best friend E, that same one I played with under the lilac bushes, called to tell me that she most likely has a terminal illness that will slowly, painfully, take her life in the next six years.
So this is what a hard kick in the stomach feels like.

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The Birthday Demon

" from

sweet | salty

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Where's the Line?

" from

Princess Prose

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