Happy 4th Birthday, Poly Land!

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Hey everyone! I’m happy to say that as of today, this site has been posting new content daily for four years. It’s pretty cool to be able to say that and to be writing this post.

Has it always been easy posting every day? No. But it’s been important to me to be there every day to provide emotional validation,  » Read more

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What Is a Midlife Crisis?

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Midlife crisis. I’m screwing my face up involuntarily just writing the phrase. There are so many damn jokes about it. I’ve been dreading my own for decades now, for far longer than made sense to. Afraid catching myself behaving like the characters on a deck of “Congratulations, You’re Over the Hill!” novelty playing cards.

I suppose my gender has spared me the brunt of it.  » Read more

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I Wonder About People That I Can’t Ever Possibly Know

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Gnossiene: noun

A moment of awareness that someone you’ve known for years still has a private and mysterious inner life, and somewhere in the hallways of their personality is a door locked from the inside, a stairway leading to a wing of the house that you’ve never fully explored, an unfinished attic that will remain maddeningly unknown to you,  » Read more

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Are You Superstitious? Are You Scared to Talk About Certain Things? Do You Believe It Always Risks Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

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It was a common occurrence at the office I worked at to not talk about difficult things.

If there was an elephant in the room, you were just supposed to let the damn thing be.

If the emperor walked in naked, no way were you supposed to let anyone know.

Just act natural.  » Read more

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