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Peculiarity #11 & 3/4

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I am a huge sci-fi and fantasy nerd. When I was growing up, I played with Star Trek action figures instead of Barbies. Well, I had Barbies too, but I am sad to report that I took apart my Princess dollhouse, transformed …

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Peculiarity #11

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I am clumsy. Ridiculously, absurdly, impossibly so. I can trip over things that aren’t even there, and if I don’t remind myself that I am holding a pen, I am likely to make some sort of grand hand gesture and …

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Peculiarity #8

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I love all chocolate. Except that of the dark variety. I know I should like it. I know it’s good for you, anti-inflammatory microbes and all. But I hate it, anyhow. It tastes as bitter as the deepest recesses of …

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Peculiarity #7

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One of my favorite projects ever was a writing workshop series that my coworker and I organized for teens that participated in Planned Parenthood’s Adolescent Parenting Program (APP). We arranged for childcare, had the workshop series catered, and hired a …

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Peculiarity #6

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In 2004, I co-edited a book for the NC Bar Association called The Changing Face of Justice: A Look at the First 100 Women Attorneys in North Carolina. #1 was appointed in the 1600s. #100 was in attendance at the book launch …

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Peculiarity #3

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In a similar vein—please don’t ask me to swim in a lake, pond, river, or other body of water where I can’t see the bottom, unless you are secreting large amounts of Xanax upon your person. I won’t do it. …