Manipulation in Medellin

It’s not uncommon these days, to read about women who are victims of manipulation or gaslighting. People they love who claim to love them, try to manipulate them into believing that they are a bit crazy, that they’ve lost all perspective. Sometimes I can see elements of this type of manipulation in my relationship with…

Evolution of a Polycule- January 2019

I was looking at the meme- Food for Thought Friday and this week’s prompt was something I felt I could contribute to. The prompt this week is: Sexual relationships come in all flavors; casual or committed, mono or poly, and all shades and variations in between. Relationships also evolve and change over time. A casual…

Exploring Spitkoppe

They let it slip into the conversation this afternoon that our campground tonight doesn’t have toilets. I am kind of freaking out. I mean, I knew this was a month-long camping trip, but I thought we were staying in campgrounds with showers and toilets! You know, basic human needs! It was already a huge stretch…

Before and After

There are so many befores and afters in a lifetime. I find it overwhelming to consider the implications of so many beginnings following endings. Before and after: My parents’ divorce My step-father Graduating high school Graduating college Meeting my best friend Moving into my own place Getting first real job Having sex for the first…