the grave’s a fine and private place

The grave’s a fine and private place,
But none, I think, do there embrace.
– Andrew Marvell

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if only everyone were this sweet about being edited

from smitten kitchen, one of my favorite food blogs — Yesterday morning, at last, I handed in my cookbook’s edits. And I know, you’re thinking, “but I thought you already handed your book in?” and I had. Copyedits, which come back six weeks later, are like closing costs (or so I understand) when you buy a…

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