Author Archives: J.D. Sullivan | Consultant | Author

Write Away: “Panoptic”

Panoptic: being or presenting a comprehensive or panoramic view (derived from the Greek panoptés, meaning “all seeing”) 

How cool is that? The word is somewhat fluid. It rolls off the tongue (panoptic…panoptic…). You can also imagine it spoken in a deep voice, perhaps by James Earl Jones. (“Luke, I am your father. And the universe is panoptic.”)

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#DinnerLastNight: Green Detox Soup from

June 20, 2020

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I must admit my brain’s translation feature no longer works, ever since it equated “Covid-19 Quarantine” to “Eat Like You’re In College, Jacqui.” Cookies, ice cream, croissants, snack sized candy, and the lovely spirits; my food choices have morphed into meals I don’t recognize until they show up on the scale. To begin to counter this, I cooked a wonderful recipe from Liz Moody’s cookbook Healthier Together, also presented online by Green Detox Soup With Toasted Hemp Gremolata.


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Write Away: “Sonder”

Write Away Cat - ReducedThis week, I’m obsessed about the word, “Sonder,” which I found on a nifty Pinterest site, Cool Words and Their Meaning, by Marisa Turpin.  What does this word mean?

– the realization each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.  

How cool is that? Haven’t heard about Sonder before? The noun seems to have been invented by John Koenig and was planned to be described in his upcoming book, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. (more…)

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Write Away: “Moil”

This week, I’m obsessing about, “Moil,” thanks to a suggestion from Chris St. Clair. Here are some of the many definitions:  – To work hard : drudge  – To whirl or churn ceaselessly; twist; eddy.  – Glassmaking. a superfluous piece of glass formed during blowing and removed in the finishing operation. – Origin 1350 – 1400 It’s actually a […]

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