Uppity woman “Dr.Mel” has finally finished the PhD she was whining about and has started a new hobby — collecting academic degrees. The new one’s in Egyptology. She’s also the proud owner of a 3d printer and makes lots and lots of blobs and occasional sculptures and is trying to learn animation. She’s still working as a fossil preparator for the Perot and for the Heard Museum and is heavily involved with the local Audubon society. Since coming off academic hiatus, she’s restarted the Duncan And Mallory webcomic (radiocomix.com/duncan-and-mallory) and has a new book through Yard Dog Press, PLOTS AND PROTAGONISTS, to help writers overcome creative blocks.