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You Can See the Summit, but...

Daily Prompt Pains and Gains Do you agree with Jane Fonda’s favorite exercise motto, “no pain, no gain?” Is it impossible to attain greatness without considerable hardship? 548 more words

Daily Writing Challenge

My job search strategy (or: How to burnout in 3 weeks or less, guaranteed!)

Job search burnout. I’ve already got there, and not even a month has passed since my termination. 

Burnout: Physical and emotional exhaustion. Cynicism, detachment, a lapse in accomplishments, feelings of ineffectiveness.

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August 28, 2014

August 28, 2014

Feel like Sisyphus,
Days filled with unwinnable
And endless battles.


Martin G. King © 2014
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“Happy home. Gunshot. End of innocence.”

“Camus. Sisyphus. Life’s myths shattered forever.”

“Heart sputters. Surgery. Forever on pills.”

“Kundera. Lightness. Looking for love henceforth.”

“Kierkegaard, Fear. 43 more words


I do love Camus and the book The Outsider or The Stranger and is magical or surreal that someone can kill and blame the sun. 12 more words


Touching What Exists

It occurred to me today that maybe I should try to start a blog. Not that this has never occurred to me before. But, like so many things that have to do with starting, it all just overwhelms and suffocates me until finally — the weight of the world seemingly on my back, pushing an ever-falling boulder up a mountain, Atlas and Sisyphus all rolled into one (I am nothing if not a mythologizing hyperbolizer) — I collapse. 377 more words


Book Review: "Sand Omnibus" by Hugh Howey

Sand is a series comprised of five short installments that can be bought separately. The combined volume is Sand Omnibus.