Category Archives: During My Year Abroad

Marriage is a thing that happens

Note:  I wrote this post about 8 months ago and never finished it.  It wasn’t going quite where I had intended it to go, and I wasn’t sure where I intended it to go.  Now, over half a year later, … Continue reading

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Personal Sanity

Taking care of your self should be the top priority on everyone’s lists. Often, it isn’t, and it just leads to bad things. Burn out, overwhelming stress, nervous breakdowns—or even just a significant layer of unhappiness. None of those are … Continue reading

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Anger, part 2

There are two ways to legitimatize emotions. You can say that the emotions themselves are legitimate – that it is true that you feel that way. And you can say that the reasons behind the emotions are true – that … Continue reading

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Heteroflexible vs Bisexual part 2

I seem to get a lot of search engine hits on this one, and I’ve been meaning to update the topic for a while.  I don’t have a lot to say at the moment, likely because I’m swamped with other … Continue reading

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Power Relations in Sex Positions part 1

There is this idea floating around society and the media that the “giving” position in sex is powerful and the “receiving” position is weak. Normally, that correlates to men being in the “giving” position and women being in the “receiving” … Continue reading

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The dragons are gone

This week, have a creative flash fiction instead of a post.  (Goodness I really need a buffer again for times like this when I have too much to do and not enough time.) The dragons are gone.  They were killed … Continue reading

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Anger, part 1

I jump when a man gets angry and yells, even if it’s something as simple as “shit!” when he realizes he screwed something up.  I jump even if it’s not aimed at me, was never intending to be aimed at … Continue reading

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