The Chief Listens…

As we hit this campground, we were inundated with 6″ of rain that left the river swollen 6 feet above its banks. That led to some localized flooding until one morning, we found our trucks trapped by high water and our bunk house was now on an island…

The Curse of Invisibility

Some think of Invisibility as a fictional super-power from the comic books of our youth. We might think it an incredible gift. The reality is, it’s a curse for many people who experience it daily. Perhaps it’s a family member; your wife or your kids. They feel invisible to you or in society overall. So [...]

The Self Aware Man

Most of us muddle along in life. We go to our jobs. We try to manage our finances with a look to future retirement. We work to raise our kids to be respectful, functional cogs in the machine, just as we are.

Fault Lies

One of the realities in embracing a formal D/s role in your home, it forces an honesty onto both partners. This can be a welcomed relief and a pained admission. Honesty is one of the basic stones that make up the D/s Foundation. When you jump into this, you accept that you will be honest [...]

The Old Cedar Chest

Somewhere along our path, Curveycat and I ended up with this old cedar chest. It has battle scars everywhere. The hardware has a few replacement screws. Some of the straps are bent but none are broken. The main latch has some pitting from old rust but it’s in otherwise sturdy shape and quite functional. Several [...]

In case there was ever any doubt… For those of you who missed my last email, I spoke at this past weekend’s 21 Convention: Patriarch Edition.   This was the first event of its kind anywhere that I know of.The men attending where the true stars of the show.  So many men told me their stories.  Stories [...]

D/s is not BDSM

One of the biggest hurdles a couple faces when exploring the ideas of adopting a formal Dominant/submissive lifestyle is the stigma surrounding BDSM. These four letters freak many people out.  These letters generally are defined as Bondage, Discipline, Sadism and Masochism.  But where’s the Dominance and submission, you ask? Books and movies, such as Fifty [...]