Tuesday, April 29, 2008
"Portrait of an Open Marriage" is the piece I wrote for Tango Magazine over two years ago that inspired the writing of my book, "Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage." (It was also reprinted on huffingtonpost.com and by Cosmopolitan (Germany)). People have been commenting on the piece at tangomag.com ever since. Some of it very kind. Some of it anything but kind. I have no problem with people's comments, even the negative ones. But since so much has changed for me since I wrote that piece, a lot of the comments are irrelevant. So, I wrote a new piece for Tango called "Portrait of an Open Marriage. Take Two." I hope you'll check it out and let me know what you think.
Posted by Jenny B at 6:24 AM
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Check out my latest entry at Huffington Post. It's about all of the things I think we should tell our children if we are ever to combat all of the hate and the "isms" out there in the universe. Be sure to let me know what you think!
Posted by Jenny B at 12:34 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Okay, so I wasn't the star. But I was one of three guests at a fabulous gathering called The Buli Salon. Every week, Rick Vanderslice, famed NPR radio personality of days gone by, invites three guests to sit around the square table in the "library corner" at the fabulous coffee shop, The Buli Cafe, and talk about the issues of the day. It's just like the French salons of years past. Check it out this week and every week. It's gaining popularity fast. So fast that even itunes has picked it up already! Real people discussing real topics in a civilized, respectful - yet still exciting and controversial - way. What a concept...
Posted by Jenny B at 9:59 AM
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Check out my latest blog entry at Huffington Post. It's about a very cool project where you can actually buy words. It's called the "Big Word Project" and when you buy a word there for a dollar a letter, you get to redefine it by connecting it to your own website. Very cool concept. But get there quickly. A bunch of words I wanted for myself were already taken. I did however buy a few... poly, polyamorous, polyfidelity, Block, and marriage. Open and polyamory were already taken.
It's an especially interesting concept for those of us in the poly community. Words are so vital in getting people to understand who we are and who we aren't. If nothing else, I hope this project gets people talking about the power of words and the ways in which we define them.
Posted by Jenny B at 7:32 PM
Friday, April 11, 2008
My most recent blog is up at Huffington Post. I hope you'll check it out and leave me a comment about what you think. And, if you dig it, I hope you'll "buzz it up" and email it to everyone you know!
Posted by Jenny B at 9:42 AM
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
My friend Carly Milne, author of Sexography, is doing this very cool fundraiser to raise money for RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network). Basically, bloggers write about sex (me being one of those bloggers), you read the posts, and then you donate money to RAINN because you enjoyed reading the post! Be sure to enter the code GBBMC2008 in the "in honor of" box so they know that Carly's fundraiser led you there.
If you'd like to participate on the writing end of this event, click here to find out how.
Feel free to donate now or stay tuned for my writing on everyone's favorite topic...
Posted by Jenny B at 7:37 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
My latest blog entry is up on Huffington Post. It's titled, "Women Want Their Sexuality Back -- Now. And Opening Marriage Just Might Help" and it's started a bit of a conversation. I hope you'll come by and check it out and join the discussion if you feel so inspired.
Posted by Jenny B at 3:58 PM
My amazing editor at Seal Press, Brooke Warner, blogs regularly at their site. And this morning I was so thrilled and surprised to see that yours truly and my new book "Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage" was the subject of today's entry. I hope you will not only check out their blog today, but that you will also bookmark it to read everyday. There is always something insightful and thought-provoking from Brooke and her fellow blogger Krista Lyons-Gould, Seal Press' Publisher.
Posted by Jenny B at 11:16 AM
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Well, who would have thought my blog at Huffington Post would have caused such a clamor. It was picked up by Yahoo and my friend and colleague Anita Wagner was kind enough to link it to her site, as well as discuss it further there. In addition, she posted a comment about it at Huffington.Thank you, Anita. People sure can say the most unkind things. I appreciate you responding so intellectually and generously. Comments like pastgone's used to upset me. Now they just make me sad. Be sure to check out Anita's site Practical Polyamory for all sorts of great info, advice, and commentary.
Posted by Jenny B at 4:10 PM