Five Star Blog Roundup 424: Three Great Posts and a Zora Neale Hurston Quote

This week's Five Star Blog Roundup is brought to you by the avoidance of emotional labour, truth from old wives, remaining vigilant, and a quote by Zora Neale Hurston:

Zora Neale Hurston
Gods always behave like the people who make them.
— Zora Neale Hurston, Tell My Horse

Happy reading!

"Modern Laziness" by Seth Godin at Seth's Blog:

The original kind of lazy avoids hard physical work. Too lazy to dig a ditch, organize a warehouse or clean the garage.

Modern lazy avoids emotional labor.

"I Feel It In My Bones" by Jenny Lawson at The Bloggess:

It’s going to rain, I say. Like strange atmospheres building up inside me. A storm of tiny fractures inside my bones. My husband makes a half-awake noise of sympathy.

I used to think it was all in my head. An old wives’ tale. You can’t predict the weather with bones, I’d say. But my skeleton says other things.

"Diversity Isn't the Goal; We Must Do Better" by Shay Stewart-Bouley at Black Girl In Maine:

I typically steer clear of discussing my children in this space but today I am going to break my rule because what we are facing is larger than being Black in Maine. It’s what life is like in any racially homogeneous space that is dominated by whiteness. It’s how we can lose our sense of self if we are not vigilant.

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