Don’t be ruled by the fears of others


This past week I noted how lucky I was to have been raised by my mother to be fearless. This was especially striking considering how she was not always fearless herself.  Or at least not in the traditional sense of that phrase.   But what is awesome about that particular juxtaposition on my mother’s part was that she also taught me to not be ruled by the fears of others.  And I want to pass that message onto my son and nieces.

It is so easy often to fall under the spell of fear –especially fear emanating from the belly of others. Their fear can be infectious and lead to unwise actions and being closed off to new opportunities. It is ok to be fearful in certain situations. It is normal to feel fear. It is normal as well to fear fear. That is how individuals come to all beat to…

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Mob Haiku: Car Pull Tunnel

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Tony’s auto sales
prospered: the counter-offers
you couldn’t refuse.
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Thurs. May 3, 2018: Warmth & Progress

Ink In My Coffee

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Waning Moon
Jupiter Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Sunny and warm

Finally, some warmth!

And, finally, the galleys are done on SPIRIT REPOSITORY. They go out for the final time today. Sending out galleys always makes me slightly ill. I’m always sure we missed something important. That’s especially true with this book, where the galley process has been a nightmare. I swear gremlins enter the manuscript in between turnarounds to add errors.

Working steadily on HEART THEFT, and contest entries. Making notes on the serial. Created gift certificates for a client yesterday. The online templates suck. Pages (Mac) used to have good ones, but they don’t have them in the newer versions. Most of the design software can only be used online now; you can’t download and design offline, which is how I like to do it. And they try to force it into conformist models…

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NYC – Restaurants I Must Try and Ones to Skip! (updated May 2018)

NYC constantly has new restaurants opening, so many that my head keeps spinning. I decided to start a separate post for just this category.  As I try them, I will either move them into my favorites or to the bottom category of “stay away”.  So many restaurants…so little time… 

  • ABCV – 38 E. 19th Street – Jean-George’s new vegetarian restaurant.  Thank goodness he is saying he doesn’t plan on serving food that mimics meat (if I wanted meat I would eat it!) but will serve innovative vegetables and grains in their own right.
  • Atla – 372 Lafayette St / Great Jones – Chef Enrique Olvera from Cosme (yumm, I can taste that duck carnitas) opened a more casual, creative Mexican restaurant.  Open all day so enjoy a cafe con leche and a concha pastry for breakfast…and return at 10PM for margaritas and guac (with mint!) with great music playing in the background.
  • Alta Linea – Courtyard…

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Ghosts: A Haunted Antique Mall!

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Readers, this link will share what owners of an antique mall have to share about paranormal activity there! From

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Understanding : Rising Above the level of Right And Wrong

Invest In Yourself First!!

There is only need to make perfect or you can say better relationship is Understanding. But the definition of understanding is that rising above the level of proving someone wrong and your self right. Most of the time people try to prove their point to other person and say they didn’t want to understand their point. But this is not actual understanding. Understand that you both are same because you both trying to prove your point is right but only surface level there may be some differences. If you want to make your relationship better than before then must be understand things or situations yourself only and never try to prove your point. If you are not ready to be proved wrong then you are not ready to make better relationship. If you are a scientist, you must be above from the level of right and wrong to discover…

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