Clunky Fantasies

Author’s Note: This is part two of my newest series, “A Tale of Grace.” As previously mentioned, this was initially intended to be a future novel. As with all my previous publications, there was music behind this as partial inspiration. This entire set of stories was initially conceived and sketched out listening to the mighty Foo Fighters. In the last …

fauxDAVE

Author’s Note: This is the beginning of a new novel I was working on and have since scrapped. Instead, going to try and do this old school (for me), posting it here episodically as an exercise to keep my mind from wandering too far from my newest project. More on that project later. With this in mind, how about we …

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 …