Black, Red, and Fluorescent

About a month ago, I was at the local munch talking to this person and that person when the subject of a kink party being held at a place in town that is traditionally not kinky.  The owners had solicited the help of some key members of the rope community to get it going, and…

Engaging With Stupid People on Facebook

I made a mistake yesterday by responding to an idiot who commented on my dad’s Facebook post. Recently the Washington Post or New York Times or the like did an article about how immigrants are keeping small towns in Iowa from shrinking and highlighted a town near my hometown. The article talked about the changes,…

Photos: Twilight Adventure

An idea for photos – a man who was game to join me = some great photos and great conversations and a longing for a trip. Yeah, tonight was a good night. A very good night. God, I missed him. \

Random Glimpses Into My Thursday

Irony: I have a project that we are spinning up to address the fact that the information in the company directory is not correct. I got a call from my solutions guy whose first comment to me? "Hey, did you know that your phone number is wrong in the company directory?" •·.·´¯`·.·• •·.·´¯`·.·•´ . Message…

Images From A Photo Trek

Weeks ago, I posted some photos on Facebook, and a friend asked, “is this from XYZ place?” They were not from that place but a place nearby.  I decided today that maybe I needed to find the place he had mentioned.  And found that no roads are open right now because of high waters. Oops….

A Queenly Moment

My youngest – Indigo – was installed at the honored queen of her teenage social group today. And in one moment today, during the actual ceremony, I almost cried. My daughter was where she needed to be – the outgoing queen was bestowing the cap and the crown to her as well as words of…

Persuading Like A Freak

There is a great chapter in the book “Think Like A Freak” that I couldn’t help but appreciate given all of the online debates where lines get drawn, points are missed, and all you have in the end is hurt feelings and destroyed relationships. The chapter is called “How to Persuade People Who Don’t Want…

Love & Hate It

This song. Fuck – this song.  Always hits me right in the gut. When I was 17 years old, a guy I was dating someone – we were serious – and then someone convinced him he shouldn’t be serious given he was a year older than me.  Things ended – and this song which was…