|17 Nov 04 Jon Jacobs, 1945-2004|
|I've just heard that Jon Jacobs died on Sunday, 14th November (as reported in Gloria Brame's weblog.) It's no secret that I had public disagreements with Jacobs in his later years, and misgivings about his mentorships, but I don't want to talk about that here. [more...]|
|21 May 04 Old Guard and Ancient European Houses|
|Recently, there seems to have been a sudden outbreak of discussion about modern day members of the "Old Guard" or earnest claims about Ancient European Houses of D/s. Under closer inspection, the claimants retreat into quite innocuous statements, but it still makes you ask why the extreme claims in the first place, even if they're not defended when challenged? [more...]|
|9 May 04 "The Essential Difference" by Simon Baron-Cohen|
|lili and I have recently finished reading "The Essential Difference" by Simon Baron-Cohen. Published last year, this book has been highly controversial for tackling the differences between men and women, in the modern format of the "popular science book." [more...]|
|13 Apr 04 "when i have abused my freedom"|
|Bondage is a source of wonderful metaphors for D/s, and the captivity aspect of bondage is D/s turned into a physical barrier. Cages are probably the most commonly used captivity tool in BDSM, and in a recent thread on bondage.com, phylassia posted a little gem that I'd like to share: "i see being caged ... as a place for punishment, to be confined when i have abused my freedom." [more...]|
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