Apr 2014

The Passing of Ms. Margaret

My dear friend, Ms. Margaret - the Producer of the Northwest Leather Celebration and the Northwest Master/slave Contest - passed this morning at 5:35 PDT after losing her battle with cancer.

When I saw her last at MsC 2013, she was full of life displaying her beauty and her charming smile. An aggressive form of cancer took her away from us way too fast, way too young. She just turned 51 this past December.

She was - as I used to tell her all the time -- one of my favorite ladies in the Master/slave community. Her grace, her beauty, the way she conducted herself, her heart always ready to help others, were just few of the many good qualities she had. But she also was a leader, a powerful woman and a determined Master.

We are deeply saddened with her passing in the moments that we need more women, leaders and Masters like her.

I will always keep her memory in my heart and her legacy will endure.

My heart goes to her slave Erich who loved and care for his Master during very difficult times.

A visit to the Leather Corps in Austin and Dallas

Per invitation of Master David Walker, I spent this past weekend in the heart of Texas to present before the Leather Corps chapters in Austin and Dallas.

I arrived on Thursday and was hosted that first night by Miz Lilly and her slave zaph. The big surprise was that Master Walker arrange for a Puerto Rican lady to come over to make a Puerto Rican lunch for me. That was awesome and classy.

On Friday afternoon, I had an opportunity to have coffee with Eddie, a young man who was an intern during the summer 2010 in my household.

That evening, I had my presentation on Leather Families before a house full of members of the Austin Leather Corps at the Firewalkers House. After the presentation, we had great food, great conversation and a flogging to slave zaph. Among the presenters were an old friend, Master Shack and his slave who came from San Antonio and Miss Arlene, who just moved to Austin from Virginia and an alumnus of the MTTA Academy.

On saturday, Master Walker and I drove to Dallas where we had dinner with the DFW Leather Corps. It was great to see slave raven again.

On Sunday I have a special presentation on Master/slave issues before the DFW Leather Corps and from there to the Airport on my way back home.

MAsT Washington's 15th Anniversary

This evening, our MAsT Washington meeting turned into a nice social event to celebrate the chapter’s 15th Anniversary. I founded MAsT Washington in April 1999, less than a month after I return from MAsT 99 in Atlanta.

Fifteen years ago, on Tuesday, April 13, 1999, 14 Masters and slaves gathered at the third floor for the DC Eagle for the first meeting of MAsT Washington. Now we are the second longest active chapter in MAsT history (alongside New York City), and after the original chapter of MAsT San Francisco.

One of the highlights of the evening was to see Master Kurt and slave john joining us after accepting our invitation. They were two of those 14 who were at the very first meeting and stayed as members for over ten years.

slave paul baked and decorated a nice Anniversary cake, who also was delicious. Thanks for Lady O and slave charles for their assistance in the preparations for the event.

Charm City Fetish Fair

This past weekend, slave paul, slave mordecai and I attended Charm City Fetish Fair, produced by BESS. This year, our own family member, slave jenna was the producer and she pulled together a great event. A small event but a fun one.

I presented my class Cathartic Flogging on Saturday. Full room. As part of the class, we had a flogging experience with slave mordecai that was very powerful. The boy was asked many questions after the experience.

On Sunday, I presented my “Transition from BDSM to M/s” class to a smaller but very engaged group. At the same time, slave mordecai was loaned to Lady Lynette for her class on CBT. I heard he had a lot of fun.

Both slave paul and slave mordecai did several volunteer shifts to help out.

The social part included a nice dinner with a group that included Catherine Gross and Lady Lynette.

The play part was all Saturday evening. Got a chance to play with both slave paul and slave mordecai and we all have some good fun. We all need it that relax.