December 7, 2007

Midori's Newsletter December 7, 2007

Table of contents

1. Thoughts on Travel - As the Fall Tour season wraps up
2. 12/6 Registration Opens for SF Rope Dojo Jan 19-20
3. December classes/events (Special in Los Angeles)
4. January preview (Providence, Boston, SF, San Rafael)
5. Hang out with me! My on-line haunts


(Please feel free to repost or pass this along.)

- - - - - - - - 1. AS THE FALL TOUR SEASON WRAPS UP

The past three months, as is usual for the fall, has been incredibly busy, full of travel, classes and good adventures. In the past three weeks alone I've been on the road, living in Europe as I taught in Amsterdam, London and Berlin. (Grateful as well for a bit of a vacation in Athens hanging out with Kumi and crew.) But the time did come when I had to click my heels three times to come home to my beloved Babylon by the Bay.

International travel has become increasingly cumbersome. The crammed airline passenger loads, tedious security lines, disappearing amenities, weariness of Americans and US foreign policy, and the general feel of security fatigue have squashed any remnant of the glamour of jet-set travel. The anemic US Dollar makes overseas travel even less appealing. On top of that, we live in a world where cars blow up and toys can kill us.

Yet this is precisely the time that we must travel abroad, explore the beaten and not-so-beaten paths, break exotic bread with remarkable people, walk ancient shores, witness changing regimes and breathe in the perfumes of flowers you've not seen before. Technology deludes us to believe that we're networked to the world and plugged into the pulse of the globe. In reality, if we choose to sit back and connect to the world via the screen alone, we're no different then a physician who only scans the representation of a pulse on the monitor but never engages the patient. The web is a tool, like the heart monitor, which assists with information but it's no replacement for the actual experience. To understand the world, we must leave the comforts of our habits and assumptions. We must find ourselves freshly uncomfortable among alien tongues and feel victory in efforts of the simplest communications. Mindful travel shatters arrogance of ignorance. In being befriended by extraordinary ordinary people we mutually experience humility, gratitude, then compassion leading to empathy. These are all medicine fatal to the conditions of hatred, anger, apathy and disdain - of which the world suffers far too much of today.

It's estimated that less then 20% of Americans have a passport. Of these, few travel abroad more then once or twice. Yet we live in a world where increasingly foreign affairs immediately become domestic concerns. The world is changing, the pulse is changing - maybe we could stand to participate.

Just a few bits of thought on travel, as I settle down to enjoy my much neglected but wonderful home. Only after her whirlwind tour of Oz could Dorothy could genuinely say...

"There's no place like home."

Wishing you peace and joy

Midori

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2. REGISTRATION OPENS FOR SAN FRANCISCO ROPE BONDAGE DOJO¯

The next Rope Bondage Dojo® will be in San Francisco on Jan 19-20, 2008.

Registration opens Thursday, December 6th at noon, Pacific Time at www.RopeDojo.com

Space is limited to 30 students.
Pre-requisites:
- 18 years or older
- Able to tie shoelaces
- Curiosity and willingness to learn in a focused and information-packed environment

(The site also has an FAQ you'll find helpful.)

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3. UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS

LOS ANGELES, CA
• Fri 12/28. Performing with Kumi at the 1st annual West Coast Fetish Ball! • Sat 12/29 - 12/30. Two sexy, kinky classes at the new Syren Latex shop. Topics to be announced soon.

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4. JANUARY PREVIEW

PROVIDENCE, RI
· Thr 1/10 Class at Miko Exotic Wear. "Aural Sex 1: Seduction by Voice"

· Fri 1/11 through Sun 1/13. Three classes at the Fetish Fair Fleamarket

"Asian Rituals for Western Lovers"
"Bondage Outside of the Box"
"Hot & Bothered: Erotic Humiliation Play"


BOSTON AREA
• Mon 1/14 Class at Good Vibrations"Wrapped For Pleasure: Easy Bondage for Steamy Sex" 308-A Harvard Street (enter from rear parking lot)? Brookline, MA 02446? (617) 264-4400

SAN FRANCISCO
· Fri 1/18 "Military & Interrogation Fantasy"at Stormy Leather

• 1/19 through 1/20 Rope Bondage Dojo®

SAN RAFAEL
• 1/30 Class at Pleasures of the Heart "JoyStick Secrets: How to Pleasure Your Man"

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4. HANG OUT WITH ME!
Come and hang out with me at my various on-line haunts! I run two really good sexuality discussion groups, have some blogs at LiveJournal and MySpace as well. They're all listed www.PlanetMidori.com
Live Journal
KinkWire.com
Yahoo Diva Midori Group
My Space

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Midori

Midori's Newsletter December 7, 2007

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Table of contents

1. Thoughts on Travel - As the Fall Tour season wraps up
2. 12/6 Registration Opens for SF Rope Dojo Jan 19-20
3. December classes/events (Special in Los Angeles)
4. January preview (Providence, Boston, SF, San Rafael)
5. Hang out with me! My on-line haunts


(Please feel free to repost or pass this along.)

- - - - - - - - 1. AS THE FALL TOUR SEASON WRAPS UP

The past three months, as is usual for the fall, has been incredibly busy, full of travel, classes and good adventures. In the past three weeks alone I've been on the road, living in Europe as I taught in Amsterdam, London and Berlin. (Grateful as well for a bit of a vacation in Athens hanging out with Kumi and crew.) But the time did come when I had to click my heels three times to come home to my beloved Babylon by the Bay.

International travel has become increasingly cumbersome. The crammed airline passenger loads, tedious security lines, disappearing amenities, weariness of Americans and US foreign policy, and the general feel of security fatigue have squashed any remnant of the glamour of jet-set travel. The anemic US Dollar makes overseas travel even less appealing. On top of that, we live in a world where cars blow up and toys can kill us.

Yet this is precisely the time that we must travel abroad, explore the beaten and not-so-beaten paths, break exotic bread with remarkable people, walk ancient shores, witness changing regimes and breathe in the perfumes of flowers you've not seen before. Technology deludes us to believe that we're networked to the world and plugged into the pulse of the globe. In reality, if we choose to sit back and connect to the world via the screen alone, we're no different then a physician who only scans the representation of a pulse on the monitor but never engages the patient. The web is a tool, like the heart monitor, which assists with information but it's no replacement for the actual experience. To understand the world, we must leave the comforts of our habits and assumptions. We must find ourselves freshly uncomfortable among alien tongues and feel victory in efforts of the simplest communications. Mindful travel shatters arrogance of ignorance. In being befriended by extraordinary ordinary people we mutually experience humility, gratitude, then compassion leading to empathy. These are all medicine fatal to the conditions of hatred, anger, apathy and disdain - of which the world suffers far too much of today.

It's estimated that less then 20% of Americans have a passport. Of these, few travel abroad more then once or twice. Yet we live in a world where increasingly foreign affairs immediately become domestic concerns. The world is changing, the pulse is changing - maybe we could stand to participate.

Just a few bits of thought on travel, as I settle down to enjoy my much neglected but wonderful home. Only after her whirlwind tour of Oz could Dorothy could genuinely say...

"There's no place like home."

Wishing you peace and joy

Midori

= = = = =

2. REGISTRATION OPENS FOR SAN FRANCISCO ROPE BONDAGE DOJO¯

The next Rope Bondage Dojo® will be in San Francisco on Jan 19-20, 2008.

Registration opens Thursday, December 6th at noon, Pacific Time at www.RopeDojo.com

Space is limited to 30 students.
Pre-requisites:
- 18 years or older
- Able to tie shoelaces
- Curiosity and willingness to learn in a focused and information-packed environment

(The site also has an FAQ you'll find helpful.)

= = = = =

3. UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS

LOS ANGELES, CA
• Fri 12/28. Performing with Kumi at the 1st annual West Coast Fetish Ball! • Sat 12/29 - 12/30. Two sexy, kinky classes at the new Syren Latex shop. Topics to be announced soon.

= = =

4. JANUARY PREVIEW

PROVIDENCE, RI
· Thr 1/10 Class at Miko Exotic Wear. "Aural Sex 1: Seduction by Voice"

· Fri 1/11 through Sun 1/13. Three classes at the Fetish Fair Fleamarket

"Asian Rituals for Western Lovers"
"Bondage Outside of the Box"
"Hot & Bothered: Erotic Humiliation Play"


BOSTON AREA
• Mon 1/14 Class at Good Vibrations"Wrapped For Pleasure: Easy Bondage for Steamy Sex" 308-A Harvard Street (enter from rear parking lot)? Brookline, MA 02446? (617) 264-4400

SAN FRANCISCO
· Fri 1/18 "Military & Interrogation Fantasy"at Stormy Leather

• 1/19 through 1/20 Rope Bondage Dojo®

SAN RAFAEL
• 1/30 Class at Pleasures of the Heart "JoyStick Secrets: How to Pleasure Your Man"

= = =

4. HANG OUT WITH ME!
Come and hang out with me at my various on-line haunts! I run two really good sexuality discussion groups, have some blogs at LiveJournal and MySpace as well. They're all listed www.PlanetMidori.com
Live Journal
KinkWire.com
Yahoo Diva Midori Group
My Space

= = =

Midori