Five Star Friday's 151st Edition Is Brought to You By Woody Allen

This Five Star Friday roundup is brought to you by a beating, retweeting and social action, truth, human interaction and social media, the complication of atheism, now, crisis, bullying, letting go of fear, why we behave the way we do, mother guilt, past obesity, wondering if why matters, kissing, females and getting ahead, growing up, the complication of love, and Woody Allen:

Woody Allen

photo credit:

Colin Swan

I've often said, the only thing standing between me and greatness is me.
     — Woody Allen

Happy Friday!

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What's True Right Now...

" from

Jen Lemen

:

You know more than you think you do.
What you know might not be as important as how you feel.
How you feel might not be an indicator of the deepest truth of the situation.
Staying open to the mystery will be one of your most difficult and important tasks.
It’s possible to be honest and tender, strong and true, vulnerable and boundaried…all at the same time.

"

Last Day of Five

" from

Girl's Gone Child

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The Adderall Diaries, An Excerpt

" by

Stephen Elliott

at

Indie Ink

"

We All Have the Technology to Be Famous

" from

PrettyLittleHead

:

There is hard work and there is smart work. Smart work is drills and plays. Smart work is trial and error. Smart work is raising your hand and going first. Smart work is believing there will always be a next time. Smart work is failing harder.
And that has to be taught.

"

Starbursts, Sirens and Siriously Shining

" from

Deva Coaching

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Is a Retweet Taking Action? How Much Action Is Enough?

" from

Marianne Elliott

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Story So Far

" from

Laurie Writes

:

You can't count beans or dreams or people. It was all just what it was.
I don't know how you put so many broken pieces back together.

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Fat Girl Running: I Was Obese!

" from

Adventures In Wonderland

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Our Digital Crisis

" from

Jonathan Harris

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The Half Eaten Pear

" from

Black Hockey Jesus

:

But inside, you and I are kissing, soft and slow, abiding in the faith that the gentleness of kissing will somehow save the world. Soon, it will be time to go.

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Self Esteem

" from

Random Ramblings

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Life, Death, God, and Nachos — A Manifesto On Existence

" from

(r)evolution

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You Should Date an Illiterate Girl

" by

Charles Warnke

at

Thought Catalog

:

Do those things, god damnit, because nothing sucks worse than a girl who reads. Do it, I say, because a life in purgatory is better than a life in hell. Do it, because a girl who reads possesses a vocabulary that can describe that amorphous discontent as a life unfulfilled — a vocabulary that parses the innate beauty of the world and makes it an accessible necessity instead of an alien wonder. A girl who reads lays claim to a vocabulary that distinguishes between the specious and soulless rhetoric of someone who cannot love her, and the inarticulate desperation of someone who loves her too much. A vocabulary, god damnit, that makes my vacuous sophistry a cheap trick.

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Talking About Fear

" from

Almost Fearless

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More On Mother Guilt

" from

Raising My Boychick

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People and Their Goddamn Owls

" from

Ampersand Books

:

Political fixations and social fetishes in book reviews are common, even expected. Listening in on conversations in the lit world, I sometimes wonder if any of these people give a shit about books at all.

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The Stepsisters Grimm

" from

Jane Devin

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Bad Things, Good People

" from

Centre of the Universe

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