Saying goodbye is never easy. Especially not when you say it over and over again.
“We should grab dinner before you go.”
It’s so easy for people to say. Gets hard to schedule once you’re down to the wire. Which — let’s face it — we have been this entire move. » Read more
A few days ago, I visited Dallas-Fort Worth for the first time. I’ve lived in Cleveland for about eight years now, having relocated here from Maine. But dream jobs happen when they happen, and they show up where they show up.
And the new dream job is in DFW. So it’s going to be home shortly. » Read more
“I have to ask,” she said. “Why Cleveland? Couldn’t you pick a better city to move to?”
Everyone around us exploded in laughter. Because we were having this conversation in Cleveland. A suburb of it anyway. A barbecue at a mutual friend’s house.
I smiled. » Read more
When a Planner Can’t Plan
I’d been dreading telling my friends that I’m moving to Texas.
I can still vividly remember how hard it was for all my friends back in Maine eight years ago, the news that I was moving to Ohio. The hardest part of moving back then had been saying goodbye. » Read more
A while back, I wrote an essay called “It’s Easy to Convince Yourself That an Opportunity Has Passed Forever, But That Doesn’t Mean You’re Right.”
In that piece, I talk about how I’d ask for science toys for Christmas, but my mother would shake her head. She’d say, “You’ll blow up the house.” » Read more
I know I write pretty frequently about polyamory, but as anyone who reads me or follows me on social media for a while knows, polyamory is far from the only thing I write or post about.
And while this site might be called Poly Land, I’m not only interested in polyamory. » Read more
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