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Yes it’s a title pun and I have no shame about it. I’ve got a cup of tea in the works, and I’m hoping it it will do its tea magic and make it all the way to the top floor. We’ll see.

Some cups are better than others.

For some reason, lately I’ve been thinking about how so many writers depend upon alcohol to get to the work. I can’t imagine that doing the trick for me, the last thing I’d want to do is write. I’d be more inclined to nap, really, and that doesn’t count.

My wildest substance choice is the variety of tea (white today) and possibly eating something with too much sugar. I know, I need to curb my partying ways.

But it does raise the question of habits. Some may help us, may spur us, may inspire us. And others hinder us.

And we don’t always clearly see which are which.

The tea is likely fine. The sugar?

Probably not.

It’s never a bad idea to examine our habits, to look at what we’ve ingrained in writing or in life, and question whether they serve us. Breaking them may be difficult, but living with the consequences even more so.

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