December 1, 2009

1. Moving at Light Speed in Search of Stillness
2. Registration open for January Rope Bondage Dojo, San Francisco
3. Bang 4 The Buck women's party returns to Seattle!
4. December classes/events (Ottawa, Tokyo)
5. Preview January (Oakland, San Rafael, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, LA, Seattle)
6. Next Forte Femme. March 19 - 21, 2010 San Francisco
7. On-line Haunts: Twitter, FetLife, Yahoo, FaceBook, etc.

1. MOVING AT LIGHT SPEED IN THE SEARCH OF STILLNESS

I've been moving at light speed lately, haven't I? Dashing from Tokyo to Toronto, Washington DC and back again, the healthy demand for classes keeps me flying about.

My doctor in Toronto is right, though. Meditative moments practiced regularly would serve me better. To grab as much life and joy that the world has to offer - that's been a long time mode of mine. Sometimes, in the whirlwind of intensity and focus, there are brief cracks of time - as if everything stands still. When all the work and energy creates a fleeting moment of centripetal balance - and all is good. And then the whirlwind returns.

My recent trip to Tokyo gave me a clue to the origin of my crazy scheduling nature. Tokyo is a constant buzzing hive of activity. She makes New York seem a suburban matron. Usually the constant buzzing motion serves the maintenance of the hive. It must be that those of us who've left the hive are compelled to find some other purpose to serve and buzz about.

So I move at light speed fed by a perpetual internal energy source called foolhardy optimism. I seem to think that I can make some difference in the world.
But sometimes I get tired. Really tired. Sometimes I just sit down and cry.
Yup, I do.
The state of the world and the economy doesn't make it easier.
Then I realize that I can ask for help.
I just hope that when I do ask for help, someone will show up.

Like the crazy fool that I am, I'm up to another one of those make-the-world-a-little-better projects.
I hope you'll help me out this holiday season...

AIDS LifeCycle:
www.ToFightHIV.org/goto/Midori

(Or, if you're a gal, just come on by to the Bang 4 The Buck party and lend support and cheer!)

Wishing you peace and pleasure.

Midori

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2. REGISTER FOR JANUARY ROPE BONDAGE DOJO®, SAN FRANCISCO

The next Rope Bondage Dojo® weekend intensive is coming up fast and the registration is open on-line.

When: January 16 - 17, 2010
Where: San Francisco, CA
Reg & Info: www.RopeDojo.com

Pre-requisite: 18+ and ability to tie your shoe laces
Cost: Solo $350 / Pair $600
Etc: Limited to 30 students. 10 spaces remaining at the time of writing

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3. BANG 4 THE BUCK WOMEN'S PARTY RETURNS TO SEATTLE!

What: A night of debauchery and glorious fun for a good cause! All profit goes to AIDS LifeCycle and Center for Sex Positive Culture

URL: www.Bang4thebuck.org

When: Saturday, January 30, 2010. 6 pm - 2 am

Where: CSPC/The Wet Spot, 1602 - 15th Ave W., Seattle WA

$25 Big Bang Ticket, $20 Strip-o-Rama only,

New! VIP Advanced Tickets & Bank of Bang's Bang Bucks

BANG BUCKS:
Turn your dancer tipping and raffle ticket buying into a tax deduction! You've got 2 ways
1. Before the party, donate directly to AIDS LifeCycle fundraising page by Midori & Kelly. www.tofighthiv.org/goto/teamursa and put BANG BUCKS in the message.
Your Bang Bucks will be waiting for you at the party with the Bank of Bang. Your wholesome looking tax deduction will be mailed to you from AIDS LifeCycle.
2. Buy Bang Bucks at the party. Buy $50 bundles of Bang Bucks at the Bank of Bang, donated directly into AIDS LifeCycle and score your tax deduction, good karma and tipping money.

VIP ADVANCED TICKETS
Skip the line, get the best seats and win more stuff!
Limited VIP access tickets available on-line only.
- Big Bang all night ticket
- Preferred entrance
- Special reserve Strip-o-Rama seating
- 10 free raffle tickets

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4. UPCOMING CLASSES / EVENTS DECEMBER: (Ottawa, Tokyo)

OTTAWA, CANADA
• Tue 12/1 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man" at Venus Envy.

• Wed 12/2 "Bedroom Burlesque and Seduction for Beginners: Wiggle, Jiggle, Take It Off with Confidence!" at Venus Envy.

TOKYO, JAPAN
• 12/11 & 12/13 Assisting in theater piece "Doe 2.0" a bi-lingual, bi-cultural collaboration of US play write & Japanese director. Collaboration of Minneapolis based playwright, Trista Baldwin, and Shirotama Hitsujuya. (www.yubiwahotel.com), based on the play DOE, directed by Shirotama in the Tokyo International Festival.

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5. PREVIEW: JANUARY CLASSES / EVENTS EVENTS (Oakland, Santa Cruz, San Rafael, San Francisco, LA, Seattle)

OAKLAND, CA
• Sun 1/10/10 "Art of Feminine Dominance, Level 1" at the Looking Glass. RSVP mail@thelookingglassarts.com

SANTA CRUZ, CA
• Wed 1/13/10 "Art of Feminine Dominance, Level 1" at Pure Pleasure Boutique

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
• 1/16 to 1/17/10 "Rope Bondage Dojo® Stage 1" pre-registration required RopeDojo.com.

• Wed 1/28/10 "Erotic Humiliation Play" at The Citadel. 1277 Mission Street. Doors open at 7:30pm

SAN RAFAEL, CA
• Wed 1/20/10 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man" at Pleasures of the Heart.

LOS ANGELES
Three workshops at Coco De Mer
Pre-registration highly encouraged.
Address: 8618 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Telephone: 310 652 0311

• Mon 1/25/10 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"

• Tue 1/26/10 "Bedroom Burlesque and Seduction for Beginners: Wiggle, Jiggle, Take It Off with Confidence!"

• Wed 1/27/10 Surprise! Topic to be determined

SEATTLE
• Fri 1/29/10 "Intimate Evening with Midori" Enjoy uncensored reports on the sexual underground Japan, and, of course, Sushi. A special event. Contact BondageLessons.com for more info.

• Sat 1/30/10 "Bang 4 The Buck Women's Party!" www.Bang4TheBuck.org

• Sun 1/31/10 "Art of Feminine Dominance, Level 1" at Babeland Tel. 206.328.2914.

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6. NEXT FORTE FEMME WOMEN'S WEEKEND

A little heads-up... I know many of you like to plan ahead.
Forte Femme, Women's Weekend Intensive on Sensual Dominance returns to San Francisco! This immersion weekend is limited to 10 women.

SAN FRANCISCO Forte Femme:
When: Fri 3/19 through Sun 3/21/2010
Where: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Cost: $650/per person.
Register: Advanced registration required.

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7. DIGITAL GHETTOS I LURK ABOUT IN

Here are the various places I waste time at when I'm on-line... Drop on by!
You'll find me on Twitter as @PlanetMidori
Personal Blog
Kink Q&A
Sexuality Q&A
Facebook as "Midori ReallyMidori"


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