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Who Am I?

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I'm a left-handed redhead. Probably rarer than a unicorn.

Hello, I'm Mykki! 

I'm an American-based blogger in my early thirties and I've been running On The Cusp for a few years now. It used to be called Sp00ky University and if you're good at sleuthing you'll find some old posts from its previous incarnation. (But don't, please....they're old and therefore terrible!)

I went to Saint Cloud State University for Linguistics, spurred on by a love of writing and wordsmithery, and a desire to increase my overall understanding of how language works and its importance in human communication. Running this blog as a student was a wonderful creative outlet and a way for this introverted human to share their interests and lifestyle with people around the world. 

Now I'm an #adult and doing adult things, so this blog has become something of a niche-less lifestyle hodgepodge. I'd say there's likely something for everyone, even for those who just want to argue with me. (For that, check out my Unpopular Opinion posts!)


Publications That Are Not This Blog

Greater Saint Paul BOMA Newsletters

ARCH Language Newsletters

Anything But Monochrome novella - Amazon Kindle

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