There’s Something Magical About That Person Who Raises Your Standards

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I’ve Been Drinking Coffee Since I Was Nine

I drink the best coffee now. Kona beans ground and brewed in a two-in-one machine. The results splashed with heavy cream. Even holding the cup is a familiar kind of comfort. The warmth radiating through my entire hand.

I’m married to someone who doesn’t even drink coffee,  » Read more

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PQ 16.3 — What does fairness mean to me? How does this affect the way I make choices and interact with my partners?

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PQ 16.3 — What does fairness mean to me? How does this affect the way I make choices and interact with my partners?

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Something important I had to learn a while back: While some people may use them interchangeably, fair and equal are different things.

Parents run into this all the time when parenting multiple children.  » Read more

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I Learned in Elementary School that People Will Touch Your Body Without Permission

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I learned something in the coat room in elementary school.

If they can, people will touch your body without permission.

Especially if it’s dark. And quick. And there are enough people around that you can’t be sure who exactly touched you. Let alone call them out on it.

Sometimes more than one kid would cop a feel as we shuffled out to meet our teacher,  » Read more

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Happy Valentine’s Day to All of You — Especially Our Guest Contributors!

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Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

I just wanted to take a moment and thank the guest writers who have contributed to Poly Land over the past 2 years. I do my best to deliver quality content, but I am only one person.  Part of what I envisioned when I started to publish articles on Poly Land every day was the opportunity to bring OTHER voices into the conversation and help to provide a more rich mix of perspectives.  » Read more

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