As I mentioned in a recent previous post, Poly Land recently went on an end-of-the-year vacation.
I have two bits of good news to report about that:
- Everything went really smoothly under the auspices of the auto-scheduler and AI assistant (honestly, way more smoothly than anyone expected).
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Just a quick note here to let you all know that our staff is going on vacation for the next few weeks. That includes me (Page Turner) as well as everyone else who helps me moderate our social media accounts (because I wouldn’t want to ask them to work over the holidays either, » Read more
“You better watch out,” she says. I’m highly suggestible,”
“Seriously though,” she says. “I spend time around people, and I find myself picking up their qualities. Their mannerisms.”
I nod because I know what she means. I’ve been there many times myself. But instead of telling her that, » Read more
Basically, all advice ever given has the hidden disclaimer “Your mileage may vary, you do you,” attached to it. Even if the writer doesn’t come out and explicitly say it, it’s implied. If enough people read a piece, someone will stumble upon it that will find the contents of the piece unhelpful. It’s expected. » Read more
I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about you that makes me want to forget the facts. To put aside reality and all the reasons that we shouldn’t be together.
You make me want to just let go. Jump in. Let myself fall.
You make me want to set aside my principles. » Read more
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
Slut Shaming Is Bad, I Am Sex Positive
I recently wrote a post in which I delved into a possible explanation for why some people slut shame others, drawing from the work of social psychological researchers who have delved into why female sexuality, in particular, is so often suppressed. Discouraged. Stigmatized. And yes, » Read more
I’m standing in a lushly decorated rooftop bar holding a drink that cost me more than I think a drink should. Although it’s a heavy pour, so that’s good. I’m dressed to the nines. Chic dress, lace pumps, suit coat. I’d spent hours earlier combing my wardrobe for the best pieces, looking for something that says “trendy businesswoman mixed with just a touch of first lady.” » Read more
The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.
-Thich Nhat Hanh
So, while driving in the car with the person sitting right next to us, we think about other things. We aren’t interested in him anymore. » Read more
When Sweetness Is the Whole Problem
“I feel bad about being so upset with her,” she says. “She hasn’t really done anything wrong herself.”
I nod. “I was really surprised to hear you were having trouble with her. She’s so sweet. Not the sort of person I would ever imagine getting under your skin.” » Read more