Archive for November, 2009

Quick Question: Satisfaction.

Posted in Article with tags on November 30, 2009 by Radagast

I notice lots of people in the scene yearning for something — whatever that something may be. I’m sure there are many who are satisfied in their situation but I notice so many who have “this” and would rather have “that”.

Is it just the natural state for people to not want to stand still? Do people see satisfaction as a form of stagnation or is that the journey is more important than the destination? Just musing and looking for your thoughts on the matter.

I’ll add a recommended reading for this post: “That Hell-Bound Train”, Hugo Award winning short story by Robert Bloch. You can find it in collections of his short stories or in The Fantasy Hall of Fame (edited by Robert Silverberg) — look in your local library because I believe it is out of print.

Thankful Anyway

Posted in Article with tags , on November 26, 2009 by Radagast

I think the whole notion of “thanksgiving” is to focus on the happiness and fulfillment we achieve that sometimes gets hidden by all the troubles of life. Whether personal or professional, familial or friend-related, scene or vanilla — the problems that plague us all tend to cast such a pall of darkness that they force us to squint to see the points of joy. Today acts as a kind of lens to help us notice that, yes, there is something to be thankful for.

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On A Silver Platter

Posted in Article with tags , , , on November 25, 2009 by Radagast

Turkey and such will be the fare on Thanksgiving along with a helping of football. I was musing about all the massive differences between scratching my kinky itch when I was a teenager and now. A cornucopia of riches exist at the moment but is that a good thing?

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MSA Spanksgiving Party

Posted in Article with tags , , , , , on November 23, 2009 by Radagast

I’d like to apologize for writing something on topic </snark> Great party the other night thrown by the Manhattan Spanking Association — accent on the “ass” in “association”.

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I Apologize To All Involved

Posted in Announcement with tags on November 21, 2009 by Radagast

There is an old proverb, attributed to Samuel Johnson (although probably much older), that says, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. In an attempt to be neutral in a particular disagreement, I find that I have only fanned the flames in my attempt to provide a platform for discussion. However, this is not what I apologize for.

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My Version Of Shopping Therapy

Posted in Article with tags , on November 19, 2009 by Radagast

So there I was, pathetically feeling sorry for myself the past few days. I needed to break out of my doldrums and what better way to do that than to visit my personal amusement park: The pharmacy.

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One Of Those Odd Places

Posted in Article with tags on November 16, 2009 by Radagast

**Comments have been shut down on this thread (see post below for full disclaimer)**

That’s where I am right now when it comes to the scene. I enjoy spanking as much as I ever have but the scene? Right now, not so much.

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Damn Those Celebrity Spankos

Posted in Article with tags , on November 11, 2009 by Radagast

Ooh, look! We’re being mainstreamed by Hollywood celebs that are into spanking. Feh and double-feh on that.

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An Interesting Night At Paddles

Posted in Article with tags , , on November 8, 2009 by Radagast

All in all, a very good evening — exactly what a fun night at the club is all about. Uh…barring one incident that had the potential of being worse than it ended up.

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OTK Night On Saturday

Posted in Article with tags , , on November 7, 2009 by Radagast

First of all, some business. Sandy and I will be hosting the munch once again at the Moonstruck Diner — on the SW corner of 23rd St and 9th Ave in Manhattan. It starts at 5:30pm and goes to about 7pm when most of us walk over to Paddles (on 26th St. just east of 8th Ave). We meet in the back room near the restrooms and usually have about 20 or so people show up (give or take a few). You can come to the munch without going to Paddles if you so choose but why waste the discount you get for attending the munch.


The munch is useful if you know how to use it correctly. If I show up and just stare at my plate of chicken fingers, I’m not going to get any tips, pointers nor the opportunity to make friends. That’s why your organizers, Sandy and I, are not just there to call ahead to make sure the back room of a diner is available — we’re there to help those people who are new with advice.

I’ll make this last quick point. There are people who don’t like Paddles and are vocal about that fact. However, every single person who goes there has a different experience. I like the place and my wife does, too. We go there and have fun the way we want to have fun — doing it without worrying how it looks to anyone else. That’s our experience and we’re vocal about that fact as well.