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Five Star Friday's 264th Edition Is Brought to You By Roald Dahl

This week's Five Star Friday is brought to you by the trials of a first time cycling class participant, the battle between compliance and creativity, the brilliant humour of a kid, and

Roald Dahl

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photo credit:

Library of Congress

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Prints and Photographs Division

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Van Vechten Collection

, reproduction number LOT 12735, no. 273.

A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.
— Roald Dahl

Happy Friday!

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On the Bright Side, You Don't Need a Helmet

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Linda Sharps

at

All & Sundry

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If I were to show you on the doll where the bad bike hurt me, it would be right down there in my ladyparts.
Here are some other handy spinning class tips I can now share with you, based on my first-time experience earlier this week

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False Holly: A Perspective On Garden Writing

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Gayla Trail

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You Grow Girl

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These days, with blogs and self-publishing we have the unique opportunity to do things differently, take risks, find our audience. But in what looks like a desperate scramble to grab for a sliver of a seemingly small pie, we seem only too happy to serve out countless dishes of the samey sameness seen in mainstream publications. And all the while we wait and pray that the gardening establishment will anoint us as experts and assign our work value when it turns out we already hold the power to give that to ourselves, should we want or need it. Sometimes that which is deemed good is not, it is merely compliant, easily manipulated and useful to make other people money.

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Mondays With Meredith

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Angela D.

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Fluid Pudding

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This afternoon during the drive from the grocery store to piano lessons, I tuned the radio to one of the two channels currently devoting all of their time to Christmas music. Sadly, instead of Christmas music, they were playing some sort of commercial for a product that helps one deal with bowel incontinence.

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