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Metepisteme: After Knowledge

Do I know the ends of what I know, and will my knowledge deliver or damn me?

Physically Me

As long as we’re on this earth, she and I are stuck together.

Monsters of the Night

Part animal, part plant.

Of Monsters and Men

There is no loneliness like the loneliness in our own strangeness and darkness.

Bogeyman

He lurks behind church ladies when they ask if I’m still single.

5 Mantras and 2 Gifs for Managing Perfectionism

You are not helping by pretending you can do it if you can’t, Katie.

The Monsters We Create

The Monsters We Create

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The mosquito as monster highlights the threat to community that most predators lack.

A Monster in my Pocket

A Monster in my Pocket

What if we made monsters into adorable magic pets?

Monsters Under the Bed, and Other Fears

Monsters Under the Bed, and Other Fears

If imaginary monsters are scary, I can only imagine how they’ll feel about student loans someday.

How Not to Make a Monster: Mushrooms and Gothic Literature

How Not to Make a Monster: Mushrooms and Gothic Literature

How do we love monsters without perpetuating their monstrosity?

Gator Tales

Gator Tales

Have you ever had an amber alert go off on your phone at an inopportune moment?

Imposter

Imposter

When I sat in my safety seminar for new hires, I was the one woman in a room of fifteen men. 

So the Monster Will Not Break You

So the Monster Will Not Break You

I found that I could barely bring myself to open it. The thought of reading it just felt …  wrong

The Lost Era of Hearts in Atlantis

The Lost Era of Hearts in Atlantis

Truth is relative, and there are monsters in the world that confuse what’s real and what’s good.

Nightmarish

Nightmarish

Behind me, twigs cracked.

The Monster Clocks In

The Monster Clocks In

The disembodied voice on the end of the line is just doing its job.

We Don’t Owe Them Sh*t. Change My Mind

We Don’t Owe Them Sh*t. Change My Mind

You are so much more than a talking point.

The Monstrous World of Seashells

The Monstrous World of Seashells

It looks like a soft, harmless funnel, but there is no grace for the sea creature that gets too close.

Monsters & Demons

Monsters & Demons

But as we confront others’ disbelief in our monsters, let us remember the existence of demons, too.

A Monstrous Appearance

A Monstrous Appearance

It would be simpler if a person’s inherent goodness or inherent badness precipitated into their outward appearance.

Defining the Monster

Defining the Monster

We either want a complicated villain or no villain at all.

What If Nobody is Out There?

What If Nobody is Out There?

Humanity has built itself to incredible heights over 315,000 years.

Of Basilisks and Weasels

Of Basilisks and Weasels

Celebration ensues, and Hogwarts is renamed Weaselnose in honor of the martyred mustelid.

The Search for Bigfoot

The Search for Bigfoot

We examined every moderately noticeable imprint in the ground for traces of him.

Bad Writing and Other Video Game Villains

Bad Writing and Other Video Game Villains

This game is not good. I played it a lot.

The Monster We Know

The Monster We Know

In eighth grade, I believed that a bolt of true pain would give me a new understanding.

Facing a Monstrous Housing Crisis

Facing a Monstrous Housing Crisis

We might be able to conjure up crayon-drawn cartoon depictions of its worst manifestations, but that’s where we stop.

Monsters Underfoot

Monsters Underfoot

I feel beautiful and wicked—flying fast and fearless. 

Buffy Appendix I: Enter the Extended Scooby-Dooniverse

Buffy Appendix I: Enter the Extended Scooby-Dooniverse

The moment where no one can explain the monster is crucial to the payoff—inexplicable, supernatural evil must remain forever believable, yet disprovable.

They Call Her a Siguanaba

They Call Her a Siguanaba

Some say she kills the men; in Honduras, she usually makes them go crazy.

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