Poly Weekly book club meets WEDNESDAY, MAY 6th

Ready for the next book club, sure to be fun? This one is a bit different–go see the new play here in Chicago, All My Love, and we’ll discuss next month!

When: Wednesday, May 6th 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Lido’s Caffe, 122 N Marion St, Oak Park, IL 60303, (708) 660-0060, one block from the Harlem Green line stop; meters and lot parking available
What: All My Love, playing at the Theater Building
Who: anyone who is poly or poly-curious, whether you’ve read the book or not. Or who just likes great gelato!

Come on out and join us; we always have a great time!

NOTE: If there is interest in continuing the club after I leave the state in June, let’s please talk.

Poly Weekly Book Club meets Wednesday, April 1st

Difficult Conversations

What: Stone’s Difficult Conversations
When: Wednesday, April 1st, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Lidos Caffe, 122 N. Marion Street, Oak Park, IL
What: hearty discussion of relationships among poly and poly-friendly folks

Please RSVP so we know to look for you–we usually meet in the back room. See y’all there!

Poly Weekly book club meets WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th

Ready to discuss relationships this time? Let’s take some advice from a monogamist!

Gottman's Seven Principles for Making  a Marriage Work

When: Wednesday, March 4th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Lidos Caffe, 122 N. Marion Street, Oak Park, IL
What: hearty discussion of relationships among poly and poly-friendly folks

Please RSVP so we know to look for you–we usually meet in the back room. See y’all there!

Poly Weekly Book Club THANK YOU and next meeting: WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3rd

Hello, folks!

Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in the PW book club discussion of Raven Kaldera’s Pagan Polyamory last night! We hit 17 people and filled the back room! Topics covered paganism, Buddhism, the place of ritual, the merits/uses of therapy and meditation and more!

Ready for the next one?

With Pleasure: Thoughts on the Nature of Human Sexuality by Paul Abramson & Steven Pinkerton

When: Wednesday, December 3rd 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Lido’s Caffe, 122 N Marion St, Oak Park, IL 60303, (708) 660-0060, one block from the Harlem Green line stop; meters and lot parking available
What: With Pleasure: Thoughts on the Nature of Human Sexuality by Paul Abramson & Steven Pinkerton
Who: anyone who is poly or poly-curious, whether you’ve read the book or not. Or who just likes great gelato!

Come on out and join us; we always have a great time!

Poly Weekly Book Club meets TONIGHT!

Reminder: Poly Weekly Book Club meets TONIGHT, 6:00-9:00 p.m.!

Book: If the Buddha Dated (and please come on out to meet with poly
folks, even if you haven’t read the book!)

Lido’s Caffe
122 N. Marion St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
708-660-0060
www.lidoscaffe.com

It’s 1/2 block from the Oak Park Metra stop and 1 1/2 blocks from the Harlem Green line stop. Metered parking lots are available on South Avenue and next to the shop. It just opened up two weeks ago, and they have a great room in the back with big tables for us. Menu includes coffee, Italian gelato and even a few panini. They’re thrilled to have a book club meeting there, and it’s a lovely, quiet place for us!

Please RSVP so I’ll know to look for you or if you have any questions.

Poly Weekly Book Club (NEW LOCATION): Wednesday, Sept. 3rd

Hello, all.

A quick reminder for next month’s Poly Weekly Book Club. Since it turns out that the city location isn’t convenient for most of the group, I’ve scoped out a new one that will be closer for most regular PWBookers:

Lido’s Caffe
122 N. Marion St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
708-660-0060
www.lidoscaffe.com

It’s 1/2 block from the Oak Park Metra stop and 1 1/2 blocks from the Harlem Green line stop. Metered parking lots are available on South Avenue and next to the shop. It just opened up two weeks ago, and they have a great room in the back with big tables for us. Menu includes coffee, Italian gelatto and even a few panini. They’re thrilled to have a book club meeting there, and it’s a lovely, quiet place for us!

Other details:

Wednesday, September 3rd, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Book: If the Buddha Dated (and please come on out to meet with poly folks, even if you haven’t read the book!)

Please RSVP so I’ll know to look for you or if you have any questions.

Minx
cunningminx@comcast.net
www.polyweekly.com
206-202-POLY listener comments

Poly Weekly Book Club: If the Buddha Dated

Hello, all!

It’s that time again! Grab, borrow, rent or steal a copy of this month’s book club selection, If the Buddha Dated: a Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path. Thanks to Mary for the suggestion! This month’s book isn’t specifically poly, but it is about creating a whole spiritual you so that you can go out and date happily.


Where: choosing a new location–stay tuned!
When: Wednesday, September 3rd, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
How: Go to http://tinyurl.com/5st8ze and order a copy, or check with your local library, read it, and come with comments
Why: because we all need a little spiritual introspection every now and then

Poly Weekly #167: Real people open up

Poly Weekly #167: Real people open up

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0:00 Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com; friend me on Twitter and answer questions about what you want on the show, call 206-202-POLY with comments or discuss your own topics at the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

(This episode was a bit difficult to timecode.  People didn’t keep repeating their names so I wasn’t able to always tell who was who.  I did what I can.  -FS)

4:20 This weeks subject for the online book review.  “The Myth Of MOnogamy”

6:15 Minx starts by asking everybody if they have read the book.  Tom and Eros both participated in the discussion.

6:43 Minx asks, what things really grabbed them.  Eros commented on how specific the conversation needs to be on sex and love.

8:00 Minx points out that her and a previous partner had different ideas of what “sex” and “scening” was.  Communication would have brought this out.

9:10 Tom agrees and talks about his relationship and how his partner and him come from different backgrounds.

10:30 Tom and Minx discuss different meanings of “sex.”

12:10 Tom points out that he is mainly mono in his relationship from laziness!

12:48 Greg has also joined us from text.

13:00 Minx asks if any other revelations from the book.  Eros talks about the meaning of “polyamory”

14:50 (I think this is Tom) brings up when your partner ends up with somebody you don’t think they should be with.

16:30 Minx asks Tom how the book helped him in that scenario.

18:00 The discussion moves to dealing with your partners when they start to make mistakes and how to deal with them.

19:20 Minx quotes from the section of the book on the kind of people to look for and talks about it.

20:07 Eros thinks you have a responsbility to say something to your partner if they are making a mistake but don’t badger them.  He brings up an example in his own life.

22:00 (I am not sure who this is, Tom I think) talks about the unique experience of being poly where you might have to help your partner with comfort on the loss o a lover.

23:40 (I think Tom’s) wife loved the book.

24:20 Minx comments the section on sexual health and safer sex practices and how much she likes it.

27:00 it’s hot in chicago! :)

27:00 Minx brings up the chapter on common challenges and problems.  Eros references back to the interview with Tacit to talk about NRE (New RElationship Energy).

29:00 Minx talks about her opinion on NRE using some excerpts from the book.

31:09 Eros asks if there is a way to tell when the NRE falls off.

32:10 Minx brings up other common problems from this chapter and asks for opinions.

33:10 Eros brings up time management and the group disucsses this topic.

36:50 (Eros I think) brings up three different definitions of love from the book and Minx adds to this discussion.

39:35 Eros felt the book made sense to him.

40:18 Eros is working through fluid bonding issues which starts a discussion.

Thanks to Tom and Eros for working on the announcing themselves.

Announcements

  • CPR for kinky people, Saturday, September 13, 2008, 10 am-6pm, Leather Archives & Museum, $90; Contact Descara: vdescara@yahoo.com
  • Meet and Greet, October 4th, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

Online Book Discussion: Tristan Taormino’s Opening Up
Tristan Taormino’s Opening Up

Wrap-up
Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call the listener comment line at 206-202-POLY. And hey, why not attach an audio comment to that email? :-) Check out PolyWeekly at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!

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Poly Weekly Book Club meets WEDNESDAY, August 6th

Hello, all!

It’s that time again! Whether you’ve read the book or not (Myth of Monogamy by David Barash and Judith Lipton), come on out to the Poly Weekly Book Club!

Where: Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, 2nd floor, white couches
When: Wednesday, August 6, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
How: take the Red line to Addison, walk two blocks east and one block north, or drive and find meters. Yes, we take a break so you can feed your meters!
Why: because this is a fascinating book on the biology of monogamy cross-species and will blow your mind!

Other details: if you’re hungry or thirsty, the Center is attached to a Whole Foods with a full deli; grab a bite and bring it along. And the Mad Baker usually brings us tasty snacks, too!

Please RSVP to Minx so we know to look for you. Thanks!

PW Online Book Club: Sunday, July 20th, 6:00 Central


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Since Saturday’s SkypeCast attempt was full of epic fail–I got booted off at least six times, and everyone else who tried to log in got booted off as well, save one lone woman in Austria–let’s try this again, with TalkShoe. Turns out Skypecasts are no longer Mac compatible. Huh!

And Tristan’s book is so wonderful that it still needs to be discussed, so let’s try this again, shall we? With a more reliable service this time?

Sunday, July 20th, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Central
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