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  • The Vagina Aisle

    I went to Rite Aid today hoping to find some cold medicine that would help clear my head. Instead, I left super irritated (and without my cold meds) because I was reminded how much I hate the phrase “feminine hygiene”. What “Feminine Hygiene” Should Mean When I wander into an aisle labeled “feminine hygiene” I should expect […]

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  • I’m Not Sorry

    A classic tale. More years ago that I’d like to admit, I was in a fantastic class called Power and the Body, taught by the remarkable George Mentore. The course covered all kinds of fascinating topics, from mutilation to reproduction, from prisons to stilettos.  Obviously, you can’t have a course called Power and the Body […]

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  • Meg Has Plague

    I really hate being sick. Stating the obvious, right? Who actually likes being sick? As sitting here I’m coughing and sneezing, I can’t even thing of a good topic to write about. All I can think about are the things I’d have done today had I been able to get out of my house: Gone for my […]

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  • Eat My Cookies: An Origin Story

    I’m frequently asked why I chose to start Meg’s Retro Cookies and how I got into baking, but I rarely share the full story, as it’s not one that can be easily summarized in two sentences. So for anyone interested…here it is! Family Recipes + Nomadic Army Brat “Home” is a concept I’ve always struggled with. […]

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  • Procrastination

    Not getting it done… A long time ago, I fancied myself a writer. Turns out that’s not really the case.  Writers have to write. I guess by that logic, if I stick with the Hugo House 30/30 Challenge, I’ll be a writer for the month of October.  Then I’m sure I’ll just go back to […]

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  • Live, Laugh, Lindy

      Disclaimers A few things you should know before we proceed: I am not a “good” dancer. I know enough to accomplish exactly two things: Competently social dance with almost any leader of Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, and (sort of) Balboa. Understand exactly how good I will never be. The really good dancers are people who dedicate […]