Morning Coffee – All Work and No Play Edition

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Oh hi, didn’t see ya there. Kinda snuck up on me. Yeah. Whatcha doin? You know, you shouldn’t sneak up on people like that. Never know what they might be doin…


The other day some people were talking on Twitter about the movie “The Shining”. Seemed kind of a strange time of the year to be talking about one of the best, and most quoted horror flicks of all time, but hey, who am I to judge?

The Shining has lots of things going on in it, aside from the supernatural freakiness that, on the face of it, drives the film. Themes of isolation and the disappointment of not meeting expectations, whether those expectations are yours, imposed upon you by someone else, or some combination of the two, dominate the film.

That, and the notion that sometimes the very thing you seek, in this case, peace, quiet and isolation, are the very things that drive you over the edge of madness.

It’s something to consider in this age of supercharged hustle and bustle.

I don’t know about you guys, but the past two weeks has been brutal for me, both on a personal and professional level. My schedule, in this time, has been so over the top that I often don’t know what I have on tap for the next day without consulting the calendar.

It doesn’t look like this is going to change until sometime after finals in early May.

In the process I’ve been falling further and further behind. It’s an irritating scenario, but at least I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

If you can, take some time for yourself and clear your schedule for the day. Put those unrealistic expectations that you’ve imposed on yourself, or that you feel others have imposed on you aside for the day. Chances are, you not only deserve it, you need it.

On to the Coffee…

Knoxviews reports on the pollen situation and reinforces what my nose has been telling me all week…the stuff is THICK.

Some folks in Memphis take to the streets to highlight the problem of domestic violence. Men in red heels? You read it right.

Southern Beale says goodbye to a dear friend. I’ll admit it, I teared up.

Constance McMillen is getting her prom.

Y’all have a good day out there. Looks like it’s gonna be beautiful.

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