Helping People Learn to Crochet During Nuclear Winter

a closeup of two hands crocheting a yellow flower out of yarn
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“Look at the bright side,” I say to him. “When Roe v. Wade is overturned, you’ll be a hot piece of ass with your vasectomy and all.”

He cracks a smile. Chuckles. “You’re terrible,” he says.

“Maybe,” I say, “But you laughed.”

“I did indeed.”

It’s maybe not the best way to deal with the feeling that the world is ending any day now.  » Read more

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Yelling at Technology: Don’t Treat People-y Things Like Things

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Martin and Veaux’s Polyamorous Secondary Relationship Card has been making the rounds again lately.  A bunch of folks in my friends circle have been having good discussions about it. There’s a reason it resonates. People still struggle to clearly communicate their wants and needs in relationships and practice informed consent.

And yeah,  » Read more

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I’m Not Mad, I’m…

a very grumpy looking dog

I grew up in a house where most of the conflict was very quiet. When nasty things were said, it was often in a very calm tone of voice. My mother had one negative emotion word she used all the time. It was “mad.” My dad wasn’t around much because he put in long hours and traveled for work,  » Read more

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