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Can't Talk | April 27, 2017

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A Reflection on Alien Banging

March 30, 2017 |

As I am writing about space on the eve of the release of “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” it’s only appropriate that I talk about the thing nearest and dearest to the collective hearts of many Mass Effect fans: banging aliens. “Star … Read More

Love Ends and That’s OK

February 24, 2017 |

I see love fall apart all the time.

I see it fall apart because of personality conflicts, different needs and desires, and chores. I see love disappear between people as the realities of life sink in past the oxytocin … Read More

Let’s Talk About Love

February 23, 2017 |

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about the languages of love—all five of them. If you’re not familiar with the five love languages, the concepts come from Gary Chapman’s 1995 book “The … Read More

Love Is Not A Reward

February 22, 2017 |

Please welcome back OPAN editor and co-host Kayte for a great piece on love and boundaries.

Through my journeys both in a program of recovery as well as in the polyamory community, my definition of love has shifted and evolved … Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day

February 21, 2017 | | One Comment

Please welcome back guest writer extraordinaire CenterlineAP for a beautiful piece on Valentine’s Day.

Today is my favorite holiday.

I am one of those few people who loves Valentine’s Day. I always have and so has my mother. When … Read More

Rebellions Are Built on Hope

February 1, 2017 |

When I watched “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” for the first time on opening night, I thought I would be living in a different world than the one we are all currently living in; I hoped for a world … Read More

Facing the Music

January 28, 2017 |

Sometimes, doing the things you enjoy takes a lot of work.

I used to think that hobbies were simple things that required little effort, something you could do without thinking to pass the time. As a kid, the word … Read More

Why Gaming Is An Excellent Hobby

January 27, 2017 | | One Comment

Alternate Title: Why my therapist is mostly a genius but not this time.

Me: “I feel so out of control of so many things in my life. I feel powerless and frustrated and stymied. I can’t get anything done that … Read More

What the Fuck are my Hobbies?

January 26, 2017 |

I really, really wanted to write a tribute to gaming for this article, but a little part of my brain kept bothering me every time I tried. “Kirstin,” it said. “You’re a writer. Write about writing.”

Fine, brain, I’ll … Read More

Hobbies Lost and Gained

January 25, 2017 |

Hobbies are something that, of late, I haven’t had a whole lot of time for; many of my hobbies I’ve completely dropped because I just can’t commit the time any more. This is a shame, because many of my hobbies … Read More