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