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You've discovered one of the numerous online homes of Mary Elizabeth Williams. I'm a writer, consultant, and radio commentator with about a thousand years experience, give or take a century. Publications I've written for include Salon.com, The New York Times, The New York Observer, TV Guide, Smith, and Yoga Journal. I've been a culture critic for PRI's The Takeaway and have been a regular commentator for the CBC. I will fight to the death for feminism and the Oxford comma, and I hate being called Mary. Oh and since 2010 I've been chronicling my experiences with Stage 4 cancer, and am currently writing a book about it for National Geographic publications. Good times.

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Want to get in touch with me? Try embeedub at gmail dot com. Looking for the opera singer Mary Elizabeth Williams? She's maryelizabethwilliams.com. Of course I'm on Twitter too.

Mary Elizabeth's law: There are two kinds of food -- those that can be improved with bacon, and those that can be improved with chocolate.

Mary Elizabeth's paradox: And yet, bacon and chocolate do not mix.

Mary Elizabeth's addendum: But butter goes with everything.

Like most people, I'm deeply cynical. Like most people, I'm also secretly optimistic.

Enough about me. Tell me about you. I'm sure there's a story.