Just Have Fun! (The D&D Episode) – Just Me 019

Sometimes, you just have to have fun. In this episode, we do just that by talking all things Dungeons and Dragons, or at least all things related to my recent decision to retire a character and embrace a new one who's better suited for dungeon crawling.

Reckonings on Race in Publishing – Just Me 018

In the aftermath of the most recent conversations about the appropriation of marginalized voices in the publishing industry, I explore what white authors might do to avoid problematic or harmful depictions in their work, or to avoid appropriating the stories of others altogether. To do so, I explore my own journey and possible missteps.

What the Heck’s a Hypercorrection? – Just Me 017

It takes a minute to get there, but, whoa, do we really take some big strides in this one. After a visit from a yowling cat, we dive into developing more nuanced understandings of egocentrism and belonging, and we explore hypercorrections linguistically and in general.

With All Apologies to Jugglers – Just Me 016

Sorry, jugglers. I really blew it. Or maybe I didn't? You'll have to let me know. In this episode, I borrow deeply from my perceptions of juggler lore to explore when, exactly, we should attempt to juggle "all the things," as well as how we can reach our decision about adding another ball to our juggling routine. Assuming, you know, it's called a routine. Sorry again, jugglerfolk. Topics discussed include: sassiness revisited, meeting in the middle, the metaphor machine, hot takes, when and how we decide to one-up our jugglerdom