On Ask Polly: I'm Dating A Girl, But I'm Falling In Love With a Man!

I was also queer and poly identified in my 20's (still queer!), so I get some of this. You want to do what you want to do, have life experiences, and do it in a way that you think is ethical. It also made sense because it was what a lot of my peer group was doing. For me, I also can look back on it and say that I liked the complexity and the drama, and I defininetly used it as an excuse to run roughshod over other people's feelings and my own. I don't think Polly is being judgy. I think Polly is being real. It doesn't matter what kind of relationship you are in. You still shouldn't be an ass. And, yes, if you're second-guessing yourself a lot, go with your gut. You already know what you want to do. Just do it and clean up the mess later.

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm 0

On Girl Powder: A Cultural History Of Love's Baby Soft

CK One! I'm pretty sure it made me queer!

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 11:27 am 1

On Where To Live When You Want To Die Young

they're attributing women's deaths to excess salt consumption, which i really wonder about. i'm thinking they did this by making a class of diseases that can be caused by excess salt consumption (like hypertension) and attributed them all to this. as far as i understand it, the jury is still really out on whether it's the salt that's to blame.

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On The Decemberists, "Calamity Song"

He said "balk."

Posted on August 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm 0

On Aliens Will Eat Us Because Of Global Warming

@KenWheaton At least one of the guys neither smokes pot nor reads/watches science fiction. Hard to believe, I know.

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 10:53 am 0

On Aliens Will Eat Us Because Of Global Warming

ha! my good friend is the lead author on the original article. small world after all and all that.

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 10:20 am 0

On Chain Restaurant To Open

@BadUncle House of PIEEESSS! Oh man, everything on their menu is deep fried, but you really can't go wrong with a place that has that many kinds of pie.

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm 0

On The Weird, Frictionless Politics Of 'Parks And Recreation'

Pretty much my entire career has been as a policy wonk in local governments (big cities, at that!) and I have to tell you that it's about as silly and personality-driven as P&R makes it out to be.

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 10:28 am 0

On Your Strange Internet Infatuations

Choire Sicha.

Posted on May 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm 3

On When Alan Met Ayn: "Atlas Shrugged" And Our Tanked Economy

@Dave Craft Suprime mortgages are NOT altruistic, friend. They are also about unchecked greed.

Posted on April 13, 2011 at 10:12 am 6