Five Star Roundup 401: Five Great Blog Posts and a Chuck Barris Quote

This week's Five Star Roundup great posts are brought to you by being disabled vs being a person with disabilities, men's distrust of women, taking care of oneself, the dark days of broken internet, attributes that are not mutually exclusive, and a Chuck Barris quote:

If you stick in the business of being creative, you get hurt. And creative disappointment seems so much harder to take than any other kind. But if you're not prepared to get hurt like that, life can be pretty boring. I think I'm going to keep on going.
— Chuck Barris, The Guardian, 3 March 2003 —

Happy reading!


"Why I Call Myself 'Disabled'" by Karin Hitselberger at Claiming Crip:

So I have a very important confession to make. Are you ready? It’s a big one.
I’m disabled.
That may sound a little silly to those of you who know me. You’re probably thinking, “ I know that already, you’re in a wheelchair,” but I want you to listen again. I am disabled. I am not a person with disabilities I am a disabled person and that is really important to me.

"Men Just Don't Trust Women. And This Is a Problem." by Damon Young at VSB:

This conversation is how, after five months of marriage, eight months of being engaged, and another year of whatever the hell we were doing before we got engaged, I realized I don’t trust my wife

"When Resisting Makes You Weary" by Jennifer Hofmann at Jennifer Hofmann:

A good friend confessed to me yesterday, “I just can’t anymore. I can’t listen to what’s going on and still stay sane. I feel guilty, but I’ve got to pull back.”

Maybe you’re feeling it too.

"Becky Says Things About… Customer Service" by Becky Mayhew at Becky Says Things:

I spoke to a 7th person. I told her what the 6th person had said. She went to find him to confirm. I was put on hold. I pulled my thumb off with some pliers.

The 7th person came back and said ‘Yeah, my colleague didn’t say categorically that the BT engineer was fixing your fault from the exchange and would call you within half an hour – my colleague was just conjecturing.’

I injected some heroin into my eyeball.

"Fat AND Gorgeous" by Becca at Becca's Beautiful Life:

Recently, I’ve had a few friends let me know that they don’t think I should call myself fat. I’ve done so a bit on Facebook, and I guess it surprised them. “You’re not fat! You’re gorgeous!” While I’m delighted you think I’m gorgeous (thanks, friends!), I don’t think those two things are mutually exclusive.

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