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Five Star Mixtape 393: Four Great Blog Posts and a Crystal Wilkinson Quote

Five Star Mixtape 393: Four Great Blog Posts and a Crystal Wilkinson Quote

This week's Five Star Mixtape great blog roundup is brought to you by responsibility in advertising, bad weed, a list for good living, finding home, and Crystal Wilkinson:

I don't really believe in writer's block. Sometimes it's time to move on to a new work or to skip chronology or to work on another genre but writer's block is a false concept. A writer can always write. Something good? Well that's another story.
— Crystal Wilkinson —

Happy reading!


"Dismissing Our Personal Politics is Wrong for Our Business, or I love you advertising but you’re bringing me down." by Carrie Ingoglia at Medium:

I’ve asked a handful of trusted friends. I keep Googling for answers. And I’m coming up short. What is the ad industry doing about Trump?

We are an industry full of creative and strategic minds, passionate storytellers and salespeople. But it seems like, collectively, we’re sitting on our hands.

"Careless Whisper" by Erin at Oh Honestly Erin:

It had been about 6 months since I quit my job at stupid EchoStar, and my old co-worker Roniece wanted to catch up. The problem was that Roniece was over 21 and she didn’t want to go to Eat n Park for a motherfucking milkshake, you know? Her plan was to go to a strip club. Some male strip club in Braddock, one of the less savory neighborhoods of Pittsburgh.

This sounded like A Great Idea to me. I mean, this was back when I used to spray paint my feet gold, so most ideas sounded like great ideas to me.

"(hu)Manifesto" by Jill S. at Slow Bloom Blog:

  1. Be kind. To everyone. That includes yourself.
  2. Be honest. See above.
  3. Life is too short to tolerate assholes. They might get to you sometimes. You can let them go…

"The Last Words Spoken On the Surface of the Moon" by Rob McLennan at JMWW:

Before they could move into the new house, the city managed to obliterate it. A mistake, they were told. A matter of blocks from a house scheduled for demolition, and instead, a single hydraulic behemoth erased what was to be their first home. Two numbers switched in the four-digit address and the work crew landed at the wrong door. It took less than an hour. She’s described it since as a sandcastle, set against tide.

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