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A list post, a list post, hooray!
I hung out with one of my close friends last night. I hadn’t seen him in a while because I’d been sick, and then more sick, and then he’d been out of town. We sat on my couch for a few hours, catch...
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There has been a certain giddiness around here lately....
In the last month and a half, I have fallen headlong in love…. with a new hobby. Blues fusion dancing, to be specific. I will give a practical definition of what that means to this beginner dancer ...
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Kick-ass enthusiasm is just one of the best things
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This is my face of Mystery.
O Woman, you are so mysterious to me. Surely you are a mythical creature, or if not mythical, then at least exceedingly rare (and definitely not approximately half the population). O Woman, your sk...
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Story time! I tell the story of a recent tipping point.
I’ve been sick this week, which isn’t exactly surprising since I just got back from the Rainforest Retreat, which means airplanes and airports and hanging out late with writers who are sick and sle...
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I share my least favorite question to be asked on a date. Or in life, really, but especially on a date. ;)
On a great date, the conversation will flow, there will be a bunch of questions you want to ask and a bunch of topics you want to pursue, and it will end with a continued sense of fascination about...
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Well, perhaps one of the hallmark of good conversation is that it doesn't repeat all the time. Of course, this is harder to achieve when first meeting someone. But there are certain questions I am less likely to find boring than others, even if I've been asked them a lot. Someone suggested "What is the coolest thing you've ever done?", for example, which I think would take me quite a while to get bored with. :)

Also, wouldn't hiking come up if you regularly hike? Because you'd naturally mention this amazing hike you took last weekend? But perhaps not.
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"So. Do you think it was a date?"

On the complexities of the maybe-date. 
I was having a conversation with a friend, and after telling me about someone new she’d hung out with, she asked, “So. Do you think it was a date?” This is not as uncommon a question as you might t...
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My response to #KeepYAKind , on the role of criticism in our literary community.
Don’t rock the boat, Amy. That is the message with which I was raised. Lie low, don’t make trouble, stay quiet, pretend what’s happening isn’t really happening. At all costs, please people. Make th...
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On the many different ways of having a practice.
This weekend I went to a party that was basically a room full of Buddhists...and me. Does that sound like the set-up for a joke? Anyway, I really enjoyed hanging out with these people because they ...
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Mmm, cookies! 
My grandmother was raised during the Great Depression. She knew how to be frugal, and she’d save aluminum foil in order to re-use it later. That’s how I understood frugality as a small child: savin...
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In light of the latest SF/F flap-up, I share my perspective on the tone argument.
As a long-time wishy-washy people-pleasing nicey-nice female blogger, I have something to say about the tone argument. Last week, the latest SF/F brouhaha began with an article by K. Tempest Bradfo...
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In which I pretend to be a rock star and see how that changes my life.
“How do you build up confidence?” he asked. I gave him some of my general advice, and then I had an inspiration. “Or, just pretend you’re a rock star because that will be way more fun.” I love this...
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On Lone Wolf-dom and the effort that goes into having friends.
Him: “Yeah, I went to the movies this past weekend, it was my fun thing for the month.” Me: “You only do one fun thing per month?” Him: “Well, it’s probably more like every other week, but yeah.” M...
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Writer and Music Teacher
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Writer of SF/F and YA; music teacher
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I'm a science fiction, fantasy, and YA writer, and I also regularly write essays for my blog, The Practical Free Spirit. 

In addition to posting content relevant to writerdom and geek culture (I adore Star Wars and Buffy the Vampire Slayer), I am interested in a wide range of subjects: music, theater, technology, sociology, philosophy, history, economics, anthropology, psychology, etc. In other words, I'm really fascinated by why humanity is the way it is both on an individual and a societal level, the forces that change and shape it, and the different perspectives and experiences that it encompasses. 

I also like little dogs, Disneyland, ice cream, and Christmas.

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I've traveled to six of the seven continents (no, I haven't visited Antarctica...yet).
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