Chocolate, Valentines, and… Polyamory?

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Valentine’s Day is just a couple of days away now. And so, I have a few more thoughts to share on the subjects of chocolate, valentines, and… polyamory? Yes… polyamory! Yaaay! Maybe a bit of anti-fascist rhetoric thrown in for good measure… but mostly polyamory.

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Sacred Sexuality

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I don’t put much stock in Valentine’s Day, since it’s mostly just a ploy to sell chocolates, greeting cards, and not-particularly-empowering perspectives on love. But it does have an interesting history that not too many people are aware of. And just about everyone around me celebrates it in some form. So, every year, I take this time as an opportunity to reflect on my own thoughts and feelings about love. This year, I’m going to touch on a topic that is “controversial” in much of society, yet near and dear to my heart: namely, sacred sexuality.

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Self-Made Man?

From time to time, I check out clips of the Daily Show online at the Comedy Central website. Tonight, I also strayed over to the Colbert Report clips and saw an interview with Norah Vincent about a book she released called "Self-Made Man."

Now, I haven’t read this book yet, and I don’t know if I ever will. But the premise is really interesting. Basically, she spends eighteen months as a man in order to better understand the lives and psychology of men in today’s society. Watching this interview and reading more about the book online brought up a flood of thoughts and feelings on masculinity…

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Dreams of Superman

[img_assist|nid=71|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=150|height=113]Most people who know me well know that I’ve been a lifelong Superman fan. I grew up watching the movies and cartoons as a kid, and I still intend to write a Superman novel after one or two of my own "non-derivative" fiction and non-ficiton books are complete. But recently, Superman made an unexpected appearance in my dreams…

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My name is Treesong. I'm a father, author, talk radio host, and Real Life Superhero. I live in Carbondale, Southern Illinois. I write novels, short stories, and poetry, mostly about the climate.

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