Two deaths in one day

In a matter of a couple of hours, we have learned about the passing of two friends: Nefarious from South Carolina and Daddy Jim Raymond from Washington, DC.

I met Nefarious at South East Leather Fest in 2009. I was one of his judges. Through the years we have coincided in events like SELF, the Leather History Conference and South Plains Leatherfest. We always had good conversations being the last one two months ago during LHC in North Carolina. He was only 46, too young to die.

Jim Raymond is a friend or more than 20 years. I met him at the DC Eagle, when he was the Dungeon Master there, and learned my basic skills on flogging by carefully watching him flogging boys at the DC Eagle. He lost his fight with diabetes.

ONYX Associate of the Year Award

While I was on vacation in Puerto Rico, ONYX Mid-Atlantic honored me with the “Associate of the Year Award” for “his outstanding continuation to the betterment of the Brotherhood”. The Award was presented during the ONYX Holiday party on December 6. boy jose received it on my behalf and this evening he was able to give it to me.

This was a pleasant surprise because this is my first year as an Associate member of ONYX. I deeply appreciate and humbly accepted the recognition.

Christmas Day

With slave david visiting his family in Kansas and slave boy mordecai visiting his family in Richmond, VA, Christmas Day was just slave paul and me. So we invited slave paul’s parents to have lunch with us. We want to stay away from the kitchen as we just hosted a party few days ago, so found -- luckily -- a restaurant open in the neighborhood and had a lovely lunch.

In the evening all four went to the Dignity Christmas Mass. Dignity is the Gay Catholic group founded 41 years ago. slave paul’s parents had a blast as they were welcomed with great joy by our Dignity community. I think it won’t be the last time that do that.

MTTA - MAsT Washington Holiday party

Today we hosted our annual joint Holiday Party for the MTTA Staff and members of MAsT Washington. The unusual warm weather of 70 degrees on Winter Solstice was a great addition as attendees were able to enjoy the deck like it was summer.

Great camaraderie among a great group of Masters and slaves in celebration of the holidays. We all have a great time. Kudos to my slave paul to put the party together. Thanks to all of those who attended and spent the holiday fun with us.

Trip to Puerto Rico

From December 3 to today, I spend ten days in my homeland, Puerto Rico. It was a great vacation where I had the opportunity to spend time with family and old friends, as well as to reconnect with many people from years past.

In the kinky side, this trip brought the opportunity to present for the first time before a group of Puerto Rican kinksters. Almost 40 people showed up to my presentation which lasted about three house and I spend an extra hour talking individually to some of the attendees.

This was something I wanted to do for a long time, and finally it was made possible. I was welcome very warmly and I can see the eagerness for learning that my people have. And the want me back, and I promised them I will be back.

It was only the second time I present in Spanish, begin the first in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November 2005.