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

Patience in Storytelling – Biblio Breakdown 005

New Biblio Breakdown host Ekta Garg explores patience in storytelling through WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens. Along the way, she offers writing exercises to help us embody the beauty at the heart of Owens' debut and New York Times bestselling novel. Thanks to our sponsors Dandelion Web Marketing and the Wisconsin Writers Association.

Sassy! – Just Me 014

This episode has it all: *your* takes on puzzles, Neighbor Watch, Part Two: A Trip Around the Block, a resolution to the Tent City Mystery, and some thoughts on Occam's Razor. Buckle up because the sass train is (probably) about to leave the station. Choo-choo.

The Great Puzzle Rant – Just Me 013

Puzzles! Don't get me started. Well, *I* get me started and have a really hard time stopping. And even once the rant concludes, strap in: it's time for the first ever Neighbor Watchâ„¢ and the inaugural installment of Tent City Mystery.