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Word of the Day: Exparte

Word of the day: Exparte

What I think it means: Well, it reminds me of partisan, but also makes me think of expatriates. However, I doubt it’s a party of expatriates. (Although that would be a pretty wild party)

What it actually means: from a one-sided or partisan point of view

So, the root of partisan wasn’t too off after all!

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Writing Diary Installment #1

Day #373. While I endeavored to write a book about pirates, and at first absolutely loved this story, I’m starting to feel prickly towards anything mentioning ocean. What could that mean? Oh, my dear readers, it means I’m neck deep in what I call the nitpicky edits- grammar, deleting repetitious words, and making sure the ones I do use sparkle. Not like glittering waves, by the way. I’m so over waves right now.

Don’t get me wrong. I head over heels love this story, but just like a relationship when you’ve begun to spend too much time together and need some breathing space, I’m hitting that point.

I’ve begun to respond to people in mews, having spent too much time around my cats.


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My Liquid Inspiration

So, not entirely shocking, I inhale coffee and tea while I write, and edit, and…well do anything. Really, I have a hard time getting started in the morning without a cup of either.

However, I’ve reached such a deep dependency, that I’ve sat down and blanked on a page until I took my first sip. Thankfully, I have an electric kettle and a coffee pot, so I’m rarely without.  Besides, I have a small business blending tea, so if I run out of tea, I’ve got bigger problems.

I figured I’d share my love for tea and coffee by way of these lovely quotes!

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”

–Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“For I have known them all already, known them all—
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.”

–T.S. Eliot

“Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.”

–T.S. Eliot

“Sometimes life is merely a matter of coffee and whatever intimacy a cup of coffee affords.”

–Richard Brautigan

“Honestly, if you’re given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don’t say ‘what kind of tea?”

–Neil Gaiman