A long complicated sentence should force itself upon you, make you know yourself knowing it and the comma, well at the most a comma is a poor period that it lets you stop and take a breath but if you want to take a breath you ought to know yourself that you want to take a breath.
— Gertrude Stein excerpted from the 1935 “Poetry and Grammar.”
This Five Star Friday roundup is brought to you by Rent, media mistreatment of rape, detail delinquency, absent fathers, book banning, fear, fledgling sobriety, a gardener, a newborn, death anxiety, fast food, words of wisdom, an annual physical exam, moving, an open letter, making out with Jon Gosselin, a deceptively cute baby, hockey, a push for equality, healing, a cooking mishap, a book, being a girls' guy, a weenis, and suicide.
Feeling bold? Share your own best weblog entries in the comments. We'll be nice. I promise.
"Is This Calcutta?" from ThreeSeven
"Obsessive Coverage of 'Cry Rape' Cases and Public Perception" from We Mixed Our Drinks
"Confessions of a Double D" from Ivy League Insecurities
"There's No Map and a Compass Wouldn't Help at All" from I, Asshole
"Won't Somebody Please Think of the Children?" from Great Big Nerd
"Blogging Through Fear" from Loralee's Looney Tunes
"Nine Days Sober" from Okay, Fine, Dammit
"The Gardener" from The Eleventh
"Annabel Violet" from The Newborn Identity
"Nothing Is But What Is Not" from Slouching Past 40
"Taco Belled" from This Quarter Life
"Friday's Final Word" from Red Clover Literary Studio
"Breaking Up Is (Surprising, Not That) Hard to Do" from Praying to Darwin
"Here" from Zipbag of Bones
"Proposition H8: An Open Letter to Andy Pugno" by The Redhead at Toy With Me
"What a Nightmare" from My Jewcy Bits
"Moose on the Loose" from Mommy Melee
"Hockey Heals" by Jason at Draft Day Suit
"NoH8" from The Stiletto Mom
"Hallelujah" from Singing with My Heart
"A Tragedy of Poultry. In Three Parts." from Out of Character
"Right Back Atchya, Little Buddy." from Not Undecided
"One of the Girls" from And Triplets Make Six
"Nice Work... If You Can Get It" by Ken at LustMongers
"Suicide Is Never the Answer. Even to Word Problems" from The Bloggess
Please come back and share good writing with us over the coming week to be featured on the next Five Star Friday. If you have read a really good piece on someone else's weblog, submit it by Thursday at midnight CST to have it featured on Five Star Friday.
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