Why Defining “Polyamory” IS Important

I found this draft of a post from Feb­ru­ary 2014, and while I would­n’t ordi­nar­i­ly react to any­thing as old as that post, the draft was too good to toss away. I don’t nor­mal­ly respond to oth­er peo­ple’s blog posts, but I’ve seen a par­tic­u­lar notion all over the place, so I am going to respond […]

Welcome to Esther!

I’m a Mémé! Oth­er­wise known as a grand­moth­er :-) My baby girl had a baby girl on Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 11. Lit­tle Esther is absolute­ly beau­ti­ful, of course — she looks a lot like her moth­er did as an infant. Both Mom­ma and baby are healthy. I’m for­tu­nate enough to be in Oma­ha with them for […]

“Hierarchical” Polyamory vs. Polyamory “Anarchy”

I recent­ly ran into a thread on one of the polyamory groups I belong to where some­one asked for clar­i­fi­ca­tion as to what “Hier­ar­chi­cal Polyamory” was, and the first answer was to link to this page of Frank Veaux’s polyamory site: https://www.morethantwo.com/polyconfigurations.html Well, there are some things that Mr. Veaux writes which I think are […]

Review: Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships by Tristan Taormino

Open­ing Up: A Guide to Cre­at­ing and Sus­tain­ing Open Rela­tion­ships by Tris­tan Taormi­no My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars I have to be hon­est. When I ini­tial­ly heard about Open­ing Up by Tris­tan Taormi­no, it was in asso­ci­a­tion with some­one I can’t stand, and I child­ish­ly let that asso­ci­a­tion col­or my impres­sion of the book. I […]

Defining Love

Plinky asked, “If you even­tu­al­ly break up with some­one, was it ever true love?” What sort of sil­ly ques­tion is that? If a per­son dies, was he tru­ly alive?  Yes, rela­tion­ships based on true love some­times end. That does­n’t mean that they are fail­ures, any more than lives that end are fail­ures. The “hap­pi­ly ever after” thing […]

Promises to Yourself

The most impor­tant promis­es you’ll ever make in this life are the ones you make to your­self. I’ve lost sight of that fact, and bro­ken at least one of my promis­es to myself. I need to remind myself of a few of my promis­es to myself (these aren’t all of them, by any means).  I won’t […]

Whether…

Such a word that is, indica­tive of choic­es big and small. I’ve faced more change than choice in the past 30 days or so, thanks to a major rela­tion­ship change. But there have been choic­es, and there will be yet more choic­es in the future—choices that I will be mak­ing alone for the first time […]

Maybe It Isn’t the Flu

Katie seems to be feel­ing a bit bet­ter. She slept through most of the day, and just got up a few min­utes ago (right at the end of my and Sam’s date) feel­ing like she could eat some­thing. Sol­id food, even! That’s progress. Since she did­n’t have any antivi­rals, I don’t think this was really […]

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