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accepting my slytherinness

I didn’t join Pottermore for the longest time. My relationship with Harry Potter was intense, but troubled. It oscillated between shameless joy and celebration to cheek-biting scrutiny and critique. 672 more words


And then suddenly it was September

::wipes dust off blog::

So hey! Early voting in Minnesota just started, which means I am overdue for getting started with this year’s election blogging. But before I get started with that, I really feel like I should mention that back in August, like over a month ago now, I won a Hugo Award for Best Short Story for… 920 more words



The cool kids on Facebook are doing it, so here are the three fictional characters that best sum up my character.

Ethel Mertz, ‘I Love Lucy’ 9 more words


kurt vonnegut's eight rules for writing fiction

Eight rules for writing fiction:

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. 166 more words


Reminder of Interruption

This just to remind the three of you that Strolling Amok will have no new posts for awhile, and as of now, I will not be able to respond to comments, either. 135 more words

Navel Gazing

Writing: the Introspectioning

I’m adding a new section to this blog, where I do some VERY intense introspection. Consider yourself warned.

This blog has, itself been a point of anxiety and frustration for me. 588 more words

The loneliness of the career microcosmologist

My first paper was from my undergraduate honors thesis; it was a protist microcosm experiment (Fox and Smith 1997). Almost 20 years later, protist microcosms are still my main study system, because they remain the system best suited for answering the questions I want to ask. 1,149 more words

Process Of Science