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Hello, all!  Here's my (still) much neglected web site of all things Mel.  Life is still chaotic (with me joining the ranks of motherhood and feverishly working on my dissertation), and I realize I haven't been updating myself here the way I should.  I'll try to do better in 2012.
Thanks for visiting!
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Had to add this link...
It's possibly the funniest thing I've seen in a long time:

Why having a toddler is like being at a frat party

In other news, I'm starting to read up on 2 Henry 1V, and lemme tell ya, it's so profoundly, utterly, incessantly dull. And for those of you out there who think Shakespeare's history plays are dull, at least they were at one point meant to entertain. These articles are just plain boring. Here's hoping I can get a) be more interesting in my dissertation so I don't put myself to sleep, and b) that I can trudge through all this reading before the next millennium.
12:08 pm pst

Friday, January 13, 2012

Long time no see!
Hey, all! I said I'd do better in 2009, and now I'm here to make good on my promise--in 2012!

Things that are different now...

--My son is 3 and a half years old. Right now, he loves dinosaurs! Go apatosaurus!
--I'm feverishly working on my dissertation, which takes up a lot of the time I have when I'm not hangin' with the hubby and son.
--I've been reborn as a speculative poet. I still write the non-genre stuff, but now I'm an official member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and have been published in great journals like Astropoetica, Mythic Delirium, and Star*Line. One of my poems is featured on the StarShipSofa Poetry Planet podcast, AND I just got a piece accepted at Strange Horizons. Yay! And that greatly esteemed poet who called me a spacehead? He was right on the money, and now I have the credentials to prove it. Aw yeah, spaceheads!

So that's it for now. Here's hoping next time won't be in another three years.
6:15 am pst

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Whence my freed Soul to her bright Sphere shall fly,
Through boundless Orbs, eternal Regions spy,
And like the Sun, be All one glorious Eye.
--Nahum Tate, King Lear

Jumping on the Internet bandwagon at last...