Wed. May 2, 2018: Stuck Between Exhaustion and Deadlines

Ink In My Coffee

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Waning Moon
Jupiter Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde

By late afternoon yesterday, I was so tired, all I could do was cry.

I’m still fighting with the galleys on SPIRIT REPOSITORY. I’m doing client work and contest work and the work for the interested editors. I’m preparing for company. And I’m exhausted.

There will be no break for me until the end of May. That’s just the way it is.

I’m frustrated, because I no longer have the stamina to just stay up as long as it takes to get things done. By midnight, I’m cooked. When I get up at 5:30 in the morning, I have to finish what wasn’t finished by midnight, and then get behind on the morning’s work. I feel like I’m never going to catch up. I can’t move any of the deadlines. I have to MEET THEM or else.


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”The World Is Changed By Your Example, Not By Your Opinion. ”



”Stop Trying to Fit In and Start Embracing Your True Self”

At some point in life, you will have to decide for yourself if you want to be true to your nature and live your authentic life or if you want to bend & remold yourself to fit society and the standard of the people within that add no real value or depth to your existence. I’ll start by saying I’ve been guilty of conforming; I’ve pretended to be conventional so I could fit in, I’ve tried to change sometimes so I could blend in community, I’ve once suppressed dreams to appear ‘normal’, I’ve accepted unfavorable situations so I wouldn’t come across as ‘extra’ and I’ve at some point even toned down my appearance for the comfort of others.


I now realize the error in all of that; I’ve learned that anyone that wants you to be a less version…

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True Ghost Stories, Part IV – Resident Evil: In the Belly of the Beast

Book 'Em, Jan O

Readers, you won’t want to miss this story of a blogger’s experience living in a haunted house:  from Deborah J. Brasket’s blog, Living on the Edge of the Wild.   via

For more ghosts and other things, please see


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Life, Music And The Maine

Everything I Never Told You


1. Four more weeks and I’ll have my Master’s degree. Yes! Graduating with honors too.
2. I’m currently interviewing for criminologist jobs and adjunct professor positions.
3. I’ve been asked to contribute one of my poem to a journal publication and another for a book
4. Planning a trip to Quebec City in the fall. It’s looks like a gorgeous, historic place.
5. On a negative note, tired of the news. Burnt out on it all. Maybe I’ll stay in Canada. Ha!

Overall life is good and I’m please to be finding my footing. Better late than never. F. Scott was right when he said …

“For what it’s worth… it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing…

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Practice patience; it is the essence of praise. Have patience, for that is true worship. No other worship is worth as much. Have patience; patience is the key to all relief. – Rumi


Two of the hardest tests in life: The patience to wait for the right moment and the courage to accept whatever you encounter.

Ruhsal yoldaki en zor iki sınav: doğru anı beklemek için sabır; ve karşılaştığımız şeyle hayal kırıklığına uğramamak için cesarettir.

 Paulo Coelho

A poet said,
Patience and victory are old friends. Victory arrives when patience is there.

Bir Şair dedi ki,
Sabır ve zafer eski dosttur. Zafer geldiğinde sabırda ordadır.

The patient, the true, the obedient, those who spend [in the way of Allah ], and those who seek forgiveness before dawn.

Sabredenler, doğru olanlar, gönülden boyun eğenler, infak edenler ve ‘seher vakitlerinde’ bağışlanma dileyenlerdir.

Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:17

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MY! You cover a lot of “turf”

Serendipity - Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth


Once a year, we gather to catch up.  It’s time for the getting together and annual partaking of the M.O.B. party. It’s the Media Of Boston where everyone who used to be someone and more than a few people who still are someone, get together and remember news — the funny, the weird, the crazy, and the scary stuff they covered during Boston’s news history.

Garry and Harvey Leonard, famed meteorologist sharing old Dodger baseball memories

I usually don’t go to these things. Part of it is that we are out in the boonies and all these events are in Boston or Dorchester. It’s a long drive through heavy traffic. As a general rule, I can’t find my way anywhere anymore. I never really could, but now that we don’t live in or near the city, it’s worse.

Lots of pictures of “the old…

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