Self-Discovery

Professional confidence trumps mascara

I received an impromptu invitation this morning to attend a dinner hosted by a former colleague (from almost 20 years ago) who is now a CEO and mover and shaker in my industry. The location? A swanky Beverly Hills award-winning restaurant. We'll be joined by two of his colleagues, one I've met before. I was… Continue reading Professional confidence trumps mascara

Self-Discovery

Addendum to the self-improvement manual

Are you trying to make a change in your life?  Acknowledged some bad habits and are doing the work to address their sources and make adjustments to overcome them? There's something that's not in the "self-improvement" manual that I think you should know. There are people in your periphery who are going to be hard-pressed… Continue reading Addendum to the self-improvement manual

Humor, Self-Discovery

My Vagina Has a Theme Song

And now, for a little levity. Over on FetLife, I posted a "challenge" of sorts.  Here's what happened.  I was chatting away when all of a sudden, the words "my vagina has a theme song" popped into my head. I thought it would make for a GREAT title for a blog post, but didn't really… Continue reading My Vagina Has a Theme Song

Erotica, Ethical Nonmonogamy | Polyamory, Love & Relationships

Mysterious Mikey

He'd known he wasn't wired like his friends halfway through freshman year in college. It was three days after his midterms while they were blowing off steam when he admitted having had a threesome during a drunken game of "never have I ever" to his buddies. "DAAAMNN MIKEEEYYY!" The chorus of hollers and high fives… Continue reading Mysterious Mikey

Love & Relationships

Afflicting the Comfortable

I heard a quote yesterday during a conference. The key note speaker called it out as his favorite quote. We "comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable." I just saw a friend on twitter lament over a post on facebook asking "why does everything have to be about race?" And...yeah. Because it is. But it's… Continue reading Afflicting the Comfortable

Love & Relationships

Dear Dad

Dear Dad, I don't know how well I can write this. Rather, I know I can write it well - I just don't know if I could write it well enough to get through to you. For as long as I can remember, I have chosen the path of non-engagement when it comes to discussing… Continue reading Dear Dad

Ethical Nonmonogamy | Polyamory, Love & Relationships

Time and the Diamond Trade

When talking about polystuff, I've often heard (or read) that "time is finite; love is not." When someone has multiple partners, the amount of time they can spend with any particular one is going to have limitations, because there is time they want and should spend with another one. However, time is not a useful… Continue reading Time and the Diamond Trade