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I’m Sierra. I live in the Boston area with my family.

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Rethinking Food In My Life

August 14, 2013

I’ve been a vegetarian for 31 of my 35 years on this earth. This week, I’ve tentatively begun experimenting with eating some meat. This has been a long time coming. Several years ago I went through an elimination diet and discovered that I’m sensitive to wheat and soy; they exacerbate my chronic sinus problems. I [...]

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Serena Rose is Six Years Old!

July 9, 2013

Serena! Now you are six. It’s like this: You stomp down the stairs like a herd of elephant-ballerinas and leap naked into my arms shouting, “Mama! It’s my birthday!” And it is. We have the longest bestest hug ever and then you very seriously tell me that Daddy said you could watch a movie before [...]

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Safe at Home

April 15, 2013

I’m home safe with my family. Scared and sad, but safe. Everyone who has checked in with me is also safe. Every update I’ve seen from our loved ones has been like a warm hug: so grateful for the safety of my loved ones, so sad for those who have been directly affected by this. [...]

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I Want A Snickers Bar

April 2, 2013

When I was in 1st grade, I came into class one day and my teacher sat us all down on the rug for circle time and pulled out a Snickers bar. Which he proceeded to eat in front of an entire class of 6-year-olds without sharing one bite. You can bet he had our attention. [...]

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Go Play In Traffic!

March 18, 2013

A few days ago I posted about my unbooking project & my grand plan to send Rio to the bookstore around the corner on her own. I took Rio to the bookstore and had a conversation with the shop owner, Gil. He introduced himself to me and Rio, and said he’d be happy to have [...]

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Unbooking & Independence

March 15, 2013

I’ve decided to set most of my personal library loose in the wild. This would have been unimaginable to me even a short while ago: I love books, and mine have always been my most treasured possessions. I used to keep a shelf of extra-special books next to my bed so I could rescue them [...]

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More on Being Poly In The Media

March 13, 2013

It’s been quite a month for my engagement with the media as a poly activist. 20/20 re-aired our segment two weeks ago, in a two-hour special dedicated entirely to cheating cheaters and their cheating ways (plus us). That wasn’t the classiest move ever, what with polyamory NOT BEING THE SAME AS CHEATING. But our segment [...]

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Homeschooling: More thoughts on theory & practice

March 11, 2013

So it’s like this, today: Rio is lying in bed in a patch of sunshine, reading a graphic novel and listening to music. The baby I care for is napping. I’m stealing a moment to myself to write a blog post before tidying up in preparation for this afternoon’s crafty gathering. This is how I [...]

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Sneaking Up On A Theory of Homeschooling

March 10, 2013

We’ve been homeschooling for about six weeks now. Long enough to settle into a routine and tweak it a few times. Long enough to make a few false starts on project and approaches. Long enough to have a decent sense of a few things that don’t work and a few things that appear to work [...]

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As Seen On TV: Talking Polyamory With the Media

March 2, 2013

Hi all! I’m stealing a weekend away with my inestimable girlfriend, visiting Portland Maine for restaurant week. It’s all snuggles & naps & good food around here. So this post will be short; I have some very important lounging in bed to get back to. But first! I wanted to let y’all know you can [...]

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