July 16, 2007

Midori's Newsletter July 16, 2007


Table of contents

1. Journeys of the Heart - Personal Musings
2. Upcoming classes (LA, Palm Springs, San Rafael, SF, Las Vegas, Chicago, Kansas City)
3. NY Rope Dojo in Sep. Registration Opens 7/26
4. Hang out with me! My on-line haunts


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1. JOURNEYS OF THE HEART - PERSONAL MUSINGS

Hi everyone!
The past month and a half's been a big, exciting time for me.

First was the annual AIDS LifeCycle ride from San Francisco to LA. It's a week-long ride of 2300+ cyclists and 500+ roadies coming together to raise AIDS awareness and money for critically needed HIV services. We raised 11 million dollars!! It's an intense, emotional and fulfilling trip. I work as a roadie assisting the cyclists on the Sweep team. I'd like to be able to do more volunteer work on a daily basis but due to my work schedule I can't - so one week a year I put everything aside to work for something good at a bigger scale in the world. It's a hard week but in the end it feels really good.

The page is still under construction but you can see some of the photos of it is at www.skelly-space.com/ursa/alc6

I've also blogged about my experience and you can read it all starting at fd-midori.livejournal.com/2007/06/01

For all of you who supported me and sponsored me on this year's ride and came to my various fundraisers, I thank you. I could not have gone through some of those tough moments without your support.

Second bit of excitement was tying the knot.
No, no, I don't mean in a rope-bondage sort of way. I mean in the getting-married sort of way. We had a lovely back yard ceremony with a small group of dear friends, a green tea and chocolate cake from Citizen Cake and a big pig roast from Memphis Minnie's BBQ. A beautiful day, great friends, a fabulous padre with great words, delicious food, a lovely garden, a low key but laughter-filled celebration for me and my amazing spouse. I'm very happy.


It's been a delightful couple of weeks at home. Now the summer tour starts!

I look forward to seeing many of you on the road!

Wishing you peace and joy,

Midori

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2. UPCOMING CLASSES

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
• Tues 7/17. Class "Seducing Lady Luck" (Flirting and Fast Negotiations with women) 8pm-10pm $20 www.sfcitadel.org

SAN RAFAEL, CA
• " Wed, 7/18. Class "JoyStick Secrets: How to Please Your Man" at Pleasures Of The Heart. $25 www.pleasuresoftheheart.com

SAN RAFAEL
• Tues, 6/19/07 Class "Hands-On Erotic Rope Bondage" at Pleasures Of The Heart. $25

BERLIN, GERMANY
• Presenting at Xplore. at http://www.xplore-berlin.de/. $25

TAMPA, FL
2 classes and a performance at FetishCon www.fetishcon.com
· Fri, 8/10. Class "Aural Sex 1 Seduction by Voice" " 6pm - 8pm

• Sat, 8/11. Class "Beyond Twisted: Kink Outside the Box"1230pm - 230pm

NEW YORK, NY
· Thr 9/6. Class "Pink Japan: Contemporary Sex Culture" at Museum of Sex www.museumofsex.com

· Fri 9/7. Class "Beyond Twisted: Permutations of Kinkiness" for LSM, a women's group. www.lesbiansexmafia.org

• 9/8 - 9/9. Rope Bondage Dojo. Pre-registration required. www.RopeDojo.com

HALIFAX, CANADA
· Tue 9/11 "Hands-on Rope Body Harness" $25 7pm

• Wed 9/12 "Getting What You Want in SM" $25 7pm

OTTAWA, CANADA
9/13 - 9/14 Classes at Breathless www.breathlessottawa.com · 9/13 "Suspension Bondage for Everyone" (Non-Rope)

· 9/14 "Military & Interrogation Fantasy Scenes"

9/15 - 9/17 Classes at Venus Envy. Early registration encouraged. www.venusenvy.ca
· Sat 9/15. Class "SM on a Budget" $25 730pm

· Sun 9/16. Class "Getting What You Want in SM" $25 7pm

· Mon 9/17. Class "Hands-on Rope Body Harness" $25 7pm



PHILADELPHIA, PA
Classes hosted by Passional Boutique Advance registration encouraged. www.passional.net · Fri 9/21. "JoyStick Secretes: How to Please Your Man"

· Sat 9/22. "Hands-on Rope Bondage"

· Sat 9/22. "Hands-on Rope Body Harness"

· Sun 9/23. "Sensual Whip: Flogging Improvement Workshop"



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3. NY ROPE DOJO IN SEP: REGISTRATION OPENS 7/26

The next Rope Bondage Dojo® will be in New York City. It's a 2 day weekend intensive of 16 hours of instruction, limited to 24 students and taught by 2 instructors and 2 trained TAs. Dates are September 8th and 9th. Detailed information and FAQ: www.RopeDojo.com

Registration opens at www.RopeDojo.com Thursday, July 26th. Noon Pacific Time. (That's 3pm East Coast time)

You'll also find at the site the Dojo Talk forum for any questions and correspondence between the registered students.

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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 and MySpace as well.
They're all listed at www.PlanetMidori.com

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Midori