Five Star's 298th Great Blog Roundup Is Brought to You By Tina Fey

This week's Five Star roundup is brought to you by living a different kind of normal, the loss of an incomparable grandmother, an all too familiar but unthinkable crime, and Tina Fey:

by Mingle Media TV [ CC-BY-SA-2.0 ],  via Wikimedia Commons

by Mingle Media TV [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Don't waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you're the boss. Or they won't. Who cares? Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.
— Tina Fey —

Happy Wednesday!

"I Am Not Broken: The Language of Disability" by Sarah at Bookworm Blues:

We are not broken; we’re just a different kind of normal. We are not incapable or unable; we just get things done a little differently.

"All Here Together (Eulogy Delivered At Grandma Connie's Funeral Today In Elkhorn)" by Erika at Be Gay About It:

Part of me thought she would live forever. That she would somehow escape the inevitable end faced by the rest of us because she was special, because she really got that life is to be led onto the dance floor with wild abandon and taken for a spin.

Trigger warning — rape and abortion: "It's Taken So Long" by Alice at I Believe You | It's Not Your Fault:

Oh, my sweetheart, I am so sorry. You have been trying to figure this out for so many years, and I’m sorry it’s taken so long. But I’m glad we’re here now.

Please come back and share good writing with us over the coming week to be featured on the next Five StarSubmit it by Tuesday at midnight CST to nominate it for inclusion in the next roundup.

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