Five Star Blog Roundup 408: Three Great Posts and a Dav Pilkey Quote
This week's Five Star Blog Roundup great posts are brought to you by the discover of anger, love for a grandfather, Twitter's inadequate tools to fight abuse, and a Dav Pilkey quote:
Being an author is fun. It's a great job, because I can stay up as late as I want, and if I feel like taking the day off, I do it. Plus, I get to make up silly stories and draw pictures all day.
— Dav Pilkey —
"Just. Don't." by Catherine Newman at Full Grown People:
Something is wrong with me, only I don’t know what it is. Or how to fix it. In the middle of the day or night, rage fizzes up inside my ribcage. It burns and unspools, as berserk and sulfuric as those black-snake fireworks from childhood: one tiny pellet, with seemingly infinite potential to create dark matter — dark matter that’s kind of like a magic serpent and kind of like a giant ash turd. This is how it is for me right now.
"Grandpa's Garden" by Danielle Dayney at Danielle Dayney:
Before his stroke, Grandpa was my favorite. I would sit on his belly, round like Santa’s, and ask him if the battery above his heart hurt. I’d lightly press my fingers against the square shape protruding from his chest, and Grandpa would smile wide, toothlessly.
"Twitter's Misleading User Experience When Reporting Abuse" by Bill Fitzgerald at FunnyMonkey:
Despite appearances, Twitter has done nothing to address the abuse. When you are logged in, you can't see the Tweets you reported. To the rest of the world - including, literally, everyone who isn't you - the content is still visible. This almost certainly includes search engines.
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