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The 341st Five Star Mixtape Is Brought to You By Julia Alvarez

The 341st Five Star Mixtape Is Brought to You By Julia Alvarez

This week's Five Star Mixtape great blog roundup is brought to you by a paradox of a president, seeking impractical freedoms, the opposite of NIMBY, and Julia Alvarez:

 
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It's like my whole world is coming undone, but when I write, my pencil is a needle and thread, and I'm stitching the scraps back together.
— Julia Alvarez —
 

Happy reading!


"President Obama's 'Folks Wanna Pop Off' Is the Blackest Thing That Ever Happened This Week" by Damon Young at VSB:

We’ve kinda suspected it before, but President Obama genuinely gives no fucks at this point. He is fuck devoid. Fuck deficient. Fuck deprived.

"Yes" by Meg at Pigspittle Ohio:

We adopted a kitten recently. He was no more than four weeks old when my neighbor found him and asked if we could take him in. I said yes, of course, because I no longer know how to turn away abandoned animals.

"Yes, In My Backyard" by Seth Godin at Seth's Blog:

Modern fortresses amplify fear, destroy the value that's at the heart of the connection economy, and don't actually pay off. It's far more valuable to live in a community of hard-working, trustworthy refugees and (former) strangers than it is to become isolated.

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