Swinging in the Temporal Realm of COVID

Two of the Toronto sex clubs re-opened in recent weeks. Pardon me, Toronto’s lifestyle clubs. One of those clubs, Club M4, is a place my regular readers will recognize. In the club’s initial location, along Lake Shore Blvd in Toronto’s west end, it was the setting for the opening scene of my first novel, “Just Prey.” It was also the …

Dishonesty of Omission

I’ve been listening to a lot of Ray Wilson, lately. You know him, right? No? You’re not alone. Recently, I had a discussion about Ray with Lochlin Cross, host of the Locker Room on 95.7 CRUZ FM in Edmonton. Lochlin is an old high school colleague as I mention in my newest book, In One Convenient Package. Lochlin is a …

In One Convenient Package

Just a brief note to announce the release of my newest book, “In One Convenient Package – The Adventures of a Polyamorous, Introverted and Atheist Husband – Part I” Introversion, polyamory, bi-friendly, left-leaning liberal ideas, and atheism are all things that, on their own, get many eyebrows raised in judgment. Seeing as I embody all in one convenient package, it …

Now, Where Were We? – Polytix Episode 11

…and… we’re back after 2-1/2 years with Episode 11 of Polytix. This week, @LaurasPond and I discuss the benefits of dealing with people experienced in ethical non-monogamy and polyamory, as well as some boundaries that are difficult to see when dealing with inexperienced folk.

Polyamory and Introversion: The Anxiety of it All – A Blogiversery of Sorts

Nine years ago…Nov 15, 2010…I began the Stranded in Toronto site on WordPress. It seems like eons ago. I recall sitting at the computer and debating the title, finally settling on Stranded as I simply missed my Rocky Mountains. That’s right. They’re mine. You gonna make something of it? I was listening to the song linked above by Billy Joel as …

The Shame Of It

shame /SHām/   verb gerund or present participle: shaming (of a person, action, or situation) make (someone) feel ashamed. There is a problem with the definition above. The word, shaming, has become a word that is associated with how people are made to be ashamed over that which they cannot control. We have all heard the damage this does and how …

Escitalopram and the Erotic Blur

I claim to be an erotic writer but seems I’ve not been writing anything of much lately. In September of 2017, I left work for six weeks due to stress. The firm our company hired to “assist” employees going through short term leave bullied me back to work by demanding I get on medication or lose my job. This writer …

I Heard

Author’s note: This post was inspired by my being a judge for Smut Marathon this year. The fourth project had me coming up with this as I was reading the entries. Thus, this follows the rules that it must have some reference to “eavesdropping” and must be 225-250 words long. I had more trouble with that last part but, ignoring …