AS of August 13, 2012, my third poetry collection, Labor Day at Venice Beach, is available from online sellers. Details at http://www.cherry-grove.com/smith-venice.html My essay collection Dowsing and Science is now available from online sellers in North America, Europe, Oceania and Asia. A summary can be found at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dowsing-and-science-j-d-smith/1103678830?ean=9781933896595&itm=1&usri=dowsing%2band%2bscience My take on ethanol appears at http://www.speakwithoutinterruption.com/site/2011/07/ethanol-fuelled-with-pride/ I am a writer and editor in DC who has published two collections of poetry and one children's book. My first essay collection, "Dowsing and Science," will be published by Texas Review Press in 2011. My one-act play "Dig" was produced at London's Old Red Lion Theatre in June 2010. I discuss the film adaptation of "Dig" at http://jdsmithwriter.blogspot.com/2010/10/dig-film.html My new poem "Debt" appears here: http://zocalopublicsquare.org/thepublicsquare/2010/10/24/debt/read/poems/
@deepomega They show news on TV now? I thought it was just endless clips of Nancy Grace rage vomiting.
OK so question, along these lines, if anyone can help. What happens when you've done all this stuff and tried to be vulnerable and tried to really engage with the world and then the world kind of punches you in the face and walks away? Maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but I recently had an "open up to the world and it will engage with you!" moment and I really felt like I was making progress... I fell for someone! I decided what I'd love to do with my life! I decided on the next step I could take to get there!
... the person I fell for left! ... my current job continues to be punishing and involves long hours and not enough free time! ... my "next step" is currently on pause and I have very little control over when I'll be able to move forward with it!
So since I've been all vulnerable about it I feel a bit defeated, which makes me tired and weepy and generally Eeyore, and I'm starting to get tired of being the "sad person." I suppose things will get better, but I have no idea when. I guess spiritual/life growing pains are a thing, but when will they stop and how do I know I won't be terribly disfigured after?
This made me cry in my office because someone understands and it seems possible to get out of this.
By KarenUhOh on Flashy, Empty And The Big Guys Take Most Of The Money: American Business Or TV Show?
Put this show and its judges on the Discovery Channel and I promise to tune in.
Yet nearly a decade ago, the pioneering Lars Von Trier gave us the earnest, if somewhat overweening, DongMe 95.
Just wanted to come and say: Polly, you are the best.
There's a certain Ballardian frisson to be found in the 'Roundabouts of Britain' calendar.
Polly, thank you for consistently building the bridge to a centered, zen-like approach with the relatable language of pop culture! This beautiful mix just resonates. It always describes exactly where I'm at so I'll finally pick up and get on over to that higher ground. It's really hard to budge when it doesn't feel like anyone even get's where you're at but you always do! Thank you for your colorful, hilarious, cutthroat wisdom!
As aspirational spaces go, these have nothing on the trachea.
Coming three or four times every time? It's normal for a minority of us, just like having red hair or being double-jointed. Bad, fake people can be multi-orgasmic and uptight people can be multi-orgasmic. Not many are going to write to advice columnists about their physiological good luck.
No way should the boyfriend have suggested that if the LW loosens up she will magically start doing it right. And no way should the boyfriend have thought his ex's orgasms were particularly to do with his awesome bedroom skills.
I agree that Polly's conclusion is still correct - the LW is real and precious and the boyfriend should appreciate that even more than he already does.