Shirley Anderson

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A tale of two lovers (or three, or four): the truth about polyamory

At 19, Emer O’Toole had a boyfriend and a girlfriend – but no word for the arrangement. Now, like a growing number of people, she does: polyamory. She and her friends reveal what life is like with more than one lover<p>Last summer, at a friend’s birthday, a man sat next to me, explained that he’d …

Calls of the Wild—Why Do Animals (Including Your Dog) Howl?

Some canines, monkeys, and yes, even mice communicate and defend their territories by howling, experts say.<p>When someone asked me recently "Why do wolves howl?" my first thought was, "Wouldn't you, if you could?"<p>As far as calls of the wild go, howling is among the most mesmerizing—but not many …

Tesla's new low-cost battery: 'the missing piece' in sustainable energy?

Will the world become battery-powered? That’s certainly the ambition of Elon Musk, the PayPal billionaire turned would-be space explorer and electric car baron.<p>On Thursday night, Musk unveiled what he called “the missing piece” in sustainable energy: a range of batteries that can be used in homes …

Fictional Writing For the Fictional Mind

Even though I am a fictional writer I get asked some of the oddest questions by my readers, everything from my inspiration for some of my articles …

Creative Writing

Not for Personal Growth

This is a letter from a reader, but is long enough I want to intersperse my answers by paragraph.<p><i>In a previous post addressing jealousy and</i> …

"Mom, I Have Two Boyfriends: How I Discovered I Was Polyamorous at 27"

Jezebel Lots of people post stories of how they discovered poly, but this one struck me as especially well done. It appeared in Jezebel, a feisty …

Polybeveragous

I’m pretty sure this is how polyamory works. trust me.

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Self Intimacy, Sex-Positivity, Shame, and the Resilient Edge of Resistence

“Boundaries are an essential part of life. They delineate and maintain needed borders and separations, making differentiation possible at every …

Elasticity

#85 How to Avoid Relationship Drama (in a Polyamorous or Monogamous Relationship) with Minx

Research Desk Podcast #85 How to Avoid Relationship Drama (in a Polyamorous or Monogamous Relationship) with Minx<p>Press Play and Wait up to 10 Seconds …

Relationships

Poly and Aging

You're older than you'd ever been and now you're even older and now you're even older and now you're even older.... And now you're older still. —They …

Sleeping in the Middle of the Bed

I’ve never been single before, but it seems to involve sleeping in the middle of the bed, which I think I can get behind.Even when I’m alone, I sleep …

Relationships

*The Guardian*: "The truth about polyamory"

The Guardian in the U.K. is one of the world's leading newspapers, progressive in orientation, and for several years it's been making a major online …