In which I prove that absolutely anything can be made nerdy if you try hard enough...

Come for the K-pop…stay for the grammar

By Meg | Jan 30, 2019

Last fall I fell in love with K-pop. It started casually enough, with a music video or two. But it grew. Oh boy, did it grow. My K-pop favourites playlist currently has 86 groups on it, and I have a page-long list of groups to check out. I write album release dates on my calendar…

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On worldbuilding: Susan Mallery and the rich world of Fool’s Gold, California

By Meg | Jan 23, 2019

This year I got hooked on romance novels. I don’t know about you, but I was raised with a general attitude of scorn towards all things romance-novel-y. My mom called them “bodice-rippers” and wouldn’t have been caught dead reading one, so, even though I’m a grown-ass woman who can (surely!) make up her own mind…

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“To fist” or not “to fist,” that is the question

By Meg | Jan 16, 2019

Sometimes word choices are technically correct…but they just plain bug me. Case in point: last month I read a couple of books where the word “fisted” was used as a verb. Noticeably often. It really bothered me. I couldn’t think of a single instance where I’d seen the word “fisted” used as a verb like…

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From the archives: Curriculum Vitae…what’s yours?

By Meg | Jan 9, 2019

From the archives of my old blog, Spirit Moves Dance. December 2013: I spent last week working on a job application for the position I’ve been filling for the past 4 months. I hate writing job applications as a rule, but this one was both harder and easier than previous ones–easier because I *knew* without…

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From the archives: Transformation

By Meg | Jan 2, 2019

I wrote this poem for my old blog, Spirit Moves Dance, in 2012. The blog is gone, but the poem remains.  It will not always feel good, This growing. This stretching beyond the boundaries of the known, The comfortable. It will not always feel safe, This learning and relearning of your own abilities This reexamining…

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