Connections was the name of a gay bar in Where-I-Used-to-Live. The bar is gone, and this post is not about the bar, but I can’t say the word without thinking about the place, a long-standing institution. Anyhow. This post is about the other kind of connections – between people, places and things.
I’ve been feeling bad most of this 3-day weekend, which is unfortunate. I had hoped to get a lot done, and just haven’t. But we – MP and I – did go out to dinner with an old friend, Ms. Constance and a member of her poly family, Poodles. If you don’t already know Ms. Constance, you can look at her website and blog, or one of the books she’s written. She is a grand domme, in every sense of the word.
We had a lovely meal, a view of the sunset, and a great time sharing stories of life changes and plans for the future. It was the first time in ages that MP and i were around other kinky folks, and we both enjoyed it a lot. I think Ms. Constance and Poodles did too.
Jade has been checking in with me on how i’m doing with the prospect of new D/s in my future, which is very lovely of her. (Also, Jade, Ms. Constance said to give you a hug back.) But we were talking about books, and Jade mentioned one by Raven Kaldera entitled, “Paradigms of Power: Styles of Master/Slave Relationships.” She generously offered to let me read it from her kindle, but being the control freak that i am when it comes to books, i bought it for my own kindle instead. (Ok, it was only $3.82 – how could I not buy it??!)
Anyhow, it was super cool to see that Jade and Sir Raven were one of the couples used as an example in the book – AND another blogger i know is also in the book. You probably know her too, but i guess i’ll let her speak for herself in the comments if she wants to. In any case, i feel like i’m surrounded by celebrities!
In other news, i was telling MP about a blogger i used to read back when i first started blogging, lo these many years ago. His blog was one of the first ones i read, along with ‘Nilla, who you might know, and “Sin,” who, sadly, doesn’t blog any more. I also read “Mick”, who was a submissive man, with his wife “Molly,” and “mouse,” with her Master. Like ‘Nilla, they are still around, which is pretty cool.
My favorite Dom blog was by the Discerning Dom, and it’s long gone now. He was bright, educated, thoughtful and super hot. He made me think about things and he totally turned me on. He was amazing and a great education for my newly submissive self. i grieved when he quit blogging, and grieved again when he eventually took the blog down.
So I was telling MP about him and googled the name, just for the fun of it, and GUESS WHAT!!! He made his blog into a book!! YES!! Seriously. It’s called The D/s Blog and is available in paperback and on kindle. MP is reading it, and also likes it, so that’s very cool.
Hope you’re enjoying the long weekend, if it’s a holiday where you are, and having a lovely Monday if it’s not.