Howdy. I’m Patrick RichardsFink. Thanks for reading my blog.
I’m a grad student in my mid-40s, studying
Community Psychology and Philosophy Community Counseling in order to get licensed as a therapist. I’ve been bisexual as long as I’ve been aware of having a sexuality, but have only been out to the world for a couple years. My partner, with whom I am in an exclusive monogamous relationship, has known since before we met. I am also on the end of the Autism Spectrum called Asperger’s (pre DSM-V).
If the preceding sentences cause you any confusion? You’re reading the right blog. If you are nodding your head and saying “Wow, I thought I was the only one”, again, you are in the right place.
Originally, I intended this blog as a place to talk about a variety of issues, but it’s pretty quickly gotten much more tightly focused. So the content is primarily bisexual issues, with a little bit about Asperger’s and the occasional one-off about stuff that has really gotten under my skin. I also may have guest bloggers from time to time, and will gladly expand on discussions in the comments. I also blog at Huffington Post, but not as much as I do here as I find it hard to say anything in 1000 words or less, which is why my middle name on FaceBook is “tldr”.
I have collected the first 50,000 words or so of this blog (plus a couple of posts in other locations and otherwise unpublished articles) in an ebook available from Amazon. It’s on the sidebar. I’ve chosen to do this as a way to get a little monetary compensation without banner ads (which I find annoying, and which I would not have control over the content of, which is a serious issue for me). I will be adding a “chip in some expense money” button for people who enjoy my work, want to support, but don’t want to shell out more than a buck or two or prefer not to get involved with Amazon.
In May 2013 I was elected to the Board of Directors of BiNet USA. I’d like to specifically note here that when I am blogging on this site and on Huffington Post I am writing as me rather than as an official representative of BiNet USA. Unless specifically noted otherwise, all opinions, conclusions, rants, and raves are my opinion and should not be taken to represent the official position of BiNet USA.
Thanks for being here. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.