You Live and Learn

Posted in Article on November 8, 2010 by Radagast

Now that I’ve licked some of the wounds derived from Election Day (although it could have been worse), I’m finally ready to move on a bit to the alleged subject matter of this blog. I fancy myself a decent enough spanker in one form or another. However, I realize that it is a constant learning process even if I think I know what I am doing.

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Vote!

Posted in Announcement on November 2, 2010 by Radagast

In New York, polls open at 6 am and close at 9 pm. This has been a public service message for all registered voters in America.

Indulge My Priorities

Posted in Article on October 29, 2010 by Radagast

When I’m in kinky mode, I am often haunting Fetlife or Twitter and even this blog when the mood strikes. Lately my focus has shifted because of another world I involve myself in: Politics. I am not a political operative nor am I particularly involved in any national or local parties. I am just one of the many members of the Netroots that stay involved online, reading and learning and communicating with fellow political junkies about what we consider important to us. Lately I’ve found myself in the zone about our coming election and what it means to me and what I think it should mean to everyone. In these strange times, it seems that the seriousness of the political world sets my kinkiness aside for a bit. Not totally nor in any life changing way but just trumps it in importance for the moment.

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Ten Blogs Half Written

Posted in Article on October 26, 2010 by Radagast

I’m really quite disgusted with myself. I look over at the list of blogs in the “draft” category and they mock me with their incompleteness. I start off with these ideas in my head and just start writing and then part of the way through I look at what I’ve written and say, “What the hell is this crap?” Then I stare at the screen and have no idea where to go or what the original impetus was to start the thing in the first place. Like I said, disgusted with myself.

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Is It Fun?

Posted in Article with tags , on October 20, 2010 by Radagast

My take on the spanking kink is my own because my variety of the kink is my own. I sometimes get into discussions or arguments with people who probably think I’m minimizing their experience with spanking. Maybe its that I don’t understand what it is that certain people get out of the scene nor do I pretend to.

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Another Crack At Community Building

Posted in Article with tags , , , , , on October 13, 2010 by Radagast

The spanking scene has been coalescing (or congealing for you cynical types) into a tapestry of interconnected communities. Over the past five years or so, an identity separate from the larger BDSM world has been rising up to the point where spanking enthusiasts do not need to wade through a scene that isn’t their own hoping to find some corner of it that does resonate. Parties have sprung up into a near circuit of events throughout the year — this doesn’t even include the smaller local parties that are going on at a regular clip. The Internet has been a huge boon to not just the spanking community but to other marginalized lovers of various sub-genres of anything. I’m often found outside of the spanking realm (in my other personas) in the Progressive Rock world or shouldering my way through lefty politics. These places where like minded people can gather has been instrumental in not only getting the word out about these various specialties but provided a way for the participants to feel part of a larger group — to not feel so alone in the world. I think the spanking community has done well in moving in that direction (certainly with many growing pains).

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The Lure Of Public Play

Posted in Article with tags , , , on October 3, 2010 by Radagast

I make no excuses for the fact that I love to top people in public. There is a rush and a thrill to it that often transcends other sorts of scenes by adding an extra layer of excitement.

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