Five Star Friday's 164th Edition Is Brought to You By Charles Bukowski

This week's Five Star Friday is brought to you by a late mother, dating and single motherhood, birth, a late father, suicide, living a real life, forgiveness, a beautiful son, racism, and Charles Bukowski:

Charles Bukowski
We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.
     — Charles Bukowski

And now on to the good weblog reading. Happy Friday!

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A Welcome, With Thanks

" from

Yarn Harlot

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This is all a long way of saying that I have missed it. The miraculous moment when a woman owns the living daylights out of her own body, and moves something incredible through it. It breaks my heart with the strength, the dignity and the bravery of it.

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Clarity

" from

Talking to Neil

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It Might Be Hypocritical of Me...

" from

Freak Bacon

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I Like Shopping. And Then There Is Everything Else About Me That Actually Matters.

" from

Last Mom On Earth

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I just have a problem with a culture that assumes that we're a bunch of vapid idiots, and that we succumb to those expectations by behaving that way. I'm tired of reading about how "empowered" we are because we have jobs and don't bake, but in the same breath we're just brainless women who spend money while looking fabulous and drinking wine.

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Forgiveness, Freedom & Light

" from

Metta Drum

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Happy Birthday

" from

Centre of the Universe: The Dreaming

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Mocha Momma On Race and Education

" from

Leahpeah

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When people tell me that Stockett's book "The Help" has been instrumental in doing that I have to call bullshit. No way. Black people have been having this conversation for a long, long time and the world has largely been ignoring it. But a white woman comes along who grew up with a black maid and all of a sudden white middle class women are suddenly comfortable with the conversation. There is something horribly wrong with that scenario. I have been wholly unprepared for the responses I'm getting for my part in the conversation, but something tells me that I am doing it. We are getting there. And "there" is where people from different cultures, backgrounds, ages, etc… are having this conversation together. That is my goal.

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The World Was His Oyster

" from

Momalog

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Untitled

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An Inch of Gray

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