Monthly Archives: October, 2013

Link Love (26/10/2013)

Thought-provoking “There is a value and power in being direct and in acting as if the other person will respect your directness that accumulates over time.  And there is value and power in being able to receive dislike and unpleasant emotions from other people without internalizing them.  It’s naive to think that a woman’s “Hey, …

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Link Love (2013-10-19)

Thought-provoking “But, it’s impossible to be human, live in our culture, and not be biased. All you can do is be aware and considerate as a result. Implicit biases are those we’d like to hide, especially from ourselves. Understanding them is central to understanding how early we acquire them and how pervasive discriminatory lessons are.” …

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Link Love (2013-10-16)

Thought-provoking Daniel H. Cohen: For argument’s sake – TED “Polyamory is the practice of maintaining consensual, openly conducted, multiple-partner relationships in which both men and women have negotiated access to additional partners outside of the traditional committed couple. Ironically, it is easier to begin with what polyamory is not, and then explain what it is.” What Polyamory IS, and What It Is NOT …

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Twitterature October 2013

A very unusual Twitterature this month. This is actually crazy, I literally cannot remember any time this has happened to me since I first learnt to read. I have not finished a single book in the past month. Seriously. Not one. Things have been hectic. I got back from holidays, searched for placed to live …

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26 Things to Do Before Turning 27

So earlier this week I turned 26. I recently read this post on choosing one thing for each year of age, to do before your next birthday and decided I would put together a list. Some of the items on the list are of a personal/private nature so I will not share those, but I …

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Link Love 2013-10-12

Thought-provoking “Back when you and your friend first met, you were The Fucked Up One and she was The Good, Helpful One.  You describe her so beautifully:  “She’s the type of person who tries to genuinely fix people and is tooth-achingly sweet” that it tells me that part of her identity is still based on …

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9 Years – aka, Remembering My Dad

Those who have read my blog for a while might recognize this post. Today it is 9 years since my Dad died from lung cancer at the age of 51, 2 days after my 17th birthday.  My Dad loved dogs: Especially Irish Terriers, so I grew up with Kitty and Jolly (pictured). It was his …

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