Five Star Friday's 254th Edition Is Brought to You By Meg Rosoff

This week's Five Star Friday is brought to you by seeing women as whole human beings, confronting one's own racism, a more well-rounded definition of modesty, the state of marriage, the state of your integrity, understanding your children as autonomous individuals, and

Meg Rosoff

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I think the bravest thing to write about is nothing, just to write a book in which nothing happens.
— Meg Rosoff

Happy Friday!

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Seeing a Woman: A Conversation Between a Father and Son

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Nate Pyle

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From One Degree to Another

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I'm not telling you to not look at women. Just the opposite. I'm telling you to see women. Really see them. Not just with your eyes, but with your heart. Don't look to see something that tickles your senses, but see a human being.
My hope is that changing how you see women will change how you are around them. Don't just be around women. Be with women.

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Dream Deferred

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Deb CG

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Urban Moo Cow

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…how will this apparent "automatic preference" affect my child's upbringing? I have written about how I want my child to understand and act on his immense privilege in the world. Is making the issue "salient" for me, as the GWU study suggests, enough to alter my assumptions? Or will Mommy always be a little bit of a hypocrite?

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Un-SexyModest: Or, What A Pope Can Teach Us About Modesty

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The Exponent

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Pope Francis gives me hope for the future of our modesty discourse because in five months, he has somehow managed to make humility and modesty cool again.

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Until Death Do Us Part? Redefining What Makes a Marriage Successful.

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Pamela L. Smith

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Divorce Doula

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This feeling has kept me company on many dark nights of the soul. So many mistakes, so many regrets. But then I remember that marriage is not a test that one can pass or fail. I remind myself of what I did right: I had 15 years wonderful years with an amazing man. We supported & encouraged each other professionally & emotionally. We traveled, shared irreplaceable experiences, mourned great losses and created two extraordinary human beings.

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The Fifty Shades of Personal Integrity

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Dianna Bonny

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Living On the Fault Lines

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To me, integrity is not a moral platform. It is simply a matter of alignment. The more I align with my integrity — the person I want to be — the more space there seems to be for me to hear and connect with my innate goodness, rather than the constant chatter that I am not enough.

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What He Sees

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Margo

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love | luck | bliss

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This is the thing I'm learning about mothering, you see. Loving each of my children for their whole selves is easy. Coming to terms with my reactions — facing the fears I've long thought I've overcome — and actively choosing not to apply them to their life choices, that's the hard part.

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