IS THIS LIFE OR AN ART HOUSE MOVIE?

Table Of Contents
1. Is This Life or an Art House Movie?
2. March Classes/Events (Dallas, Boston, Providence, San Francisco, Portland)
3. NY Rope Dojo registration opens 3/15 (Apr 28/29)
4. April Classes/Events (Oakland, Santa Cruz, DC, SF, NY, Philly, Baltimore)
5. Sadly Departing from SexIs Column
6. AIDS / HIV Fundraising – Need Your Support


1. IS THIS LIFE OR AN ART HOUSE MOVIE?

Last weekend: The hush caught my attention. I looked up from the savory jewels of lamb medallion and foie gras to find myself in what felt like a French erotic art film. Conversations on sensual pleasures among the graceful women and handsome men had suddenly stopped. Candles flickered in the elegant Victorian residence, casting everything in shades of sepia and gold. We all looked to the end of the long table where two figures stood, motionless. The figure sheathed completely in black, wearing a white mask, slowly undressed the other, a coquettish masked maid with a lithe dancer’s body. The white shirt removed, exposing a black lace bra on flawless skin. They performed a slow tableau of seduction. As swiftly as they appeared, they slipped away, while other masked servants presented the Caramel foam desserts to each of the guests.

This tantalizing dining experience, so uniquely San Francisco, was created especially for the students and guests of ForteFemme Women’s Dominance Intensive by the sensual creative genius of OurGourmetLife.com. I was so excited I was vibrating!

I seem to be vibrating a lot lately – a surge of creativity is welling up within. It’s amazing what a difference a year makes. This week marks the first anniversary of the devastating tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan. Stunned, distraught and helpless, I watched my fatherland in peril. I focused on work and forged forward. I suppose that in itself gave me some sense of bond and togetherness with those in Japan.

This spring, however, brings me bountiful gifts of creative opportunities and inspirations. Others around me also seem to be vibrating with creative energy. Great collaborations are in the works, as well as exciting projects of my own. As they take form I’ll keep you posted through this and the social networking sites. I really look forward to inviting you to these!

Wishing you joy and laughter,

Midori

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2. UPCOMING CLASSES / EVENTS: (Dallas, Boston, Providence, San Francisco, Portland)

DALLAS

• 3/9 to 3/11 Presenting at South Plains Leather Fest

BOSTON/BROOKLINE, MA

• Tue 3/13 "Art of Feminine Dominance" at Good Vibrations Purchase Tix
• Sat 3/17 Pop-up surprise class! I’ll hold a special small class that afternoon at a private Cambridge MA location. Stay tuned to my Facebook and Twitter for further information.

PROVIDENCE RI

• Wed 3/14 Brown University Sex Week! Presenting "Pink Japan: Contemporary Sex Culture"for Sex Week 2012: Sex Around the Globe
7 pm at List 120 (64 College St.)

SAN FRANCISCO

• Thr 3/22 "Pink Japan: Contemporary Sex Culture" at Center for Sex & Culture

PORTLAND, OR

• 3/23 to 3/25 teaching at KinkFest

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3. NY ROPE BONDAGE DOJO REGISTRATION OPENS 3/15

The next Rope Bondage Dojo ® weekend intensive will be in NYC over the weekend of April 28-29, 2012

Online registration opens Thursday, March 15th, 8am Eastern Time

Info & Registration: www.RopeDojo.com
Space Limited: 30 students
Cost: $380 /solo $675/pair

* Please note that the CLASS TIMES ARE DIFFERENT FOR THIS NYC DOJO. Noon to 8pm both days.

Prerequisite: Willingness for serious learning. Must be able to tie your shoelaces. No experience necessary. However, those with experience will be appropriately challenged.

Includes: 16+ hours of intensive training from four Dojo Cadres. Emphasis will be on balanced education focusing on “Heart-Mind-Hand” approach, covering rope skills, scene managements, psychology, history and more for both those who tie and those who are tied.

Included: morning nosh, delicious lunches, afternoon snacks & other goodies.

For more information see the curriculum and FAQ at www.RopeDojo.com

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4. APRIL CLASSES/EVENTS (Oakland, Santa Cruz, DC, San Francisco, NY, Philadelphia, Baltimore)

OAKLAND, CA

• Sun 4/8 "Make 'em blush, make 'em squirm. Humiliation Play" at the Looking Glass Studios

SANTA CRUZ, CA

• Wed 4/11 "Hands-on Rope Bondage" at Pure Pleasure

WASHINGTON DC

• 4/13 – 4/15 Series of workshops for DC Rope group. Details soon!

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

• Mon 4/16 "Wrapped for Pleasure: Easy Bondage for Steamy Sex" at Good Vibrations on Polk St. Get Tickets

NYC

• Thr 4/19 "Pink Japan: Contemporary Sex Culture" at Museum of Sex
• Tue 4/24 "Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice" for Long Island Leather N Roses
• Wed 4/25 "Rope: Flow & Speed Drills" at The Iron Bell Academy in Astoria
• Thr 4/26 "Humiliation Play" for Purple Passion
• 4/28-4/29 "Humiliation Play" for Rope Bondage Dojo Pre-registration required.

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5. WEEKLY COLUMNS & THE DIGITAL BACK ALLEYS

I just added another weekend in San Francisco of the Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive.

San Francisco: July 20-22 (registration opens 5/20)
New York: November 2-4 (registration opens 9/2)

This program is limited to 9 women. Registration opens two months in advance and sells out quickly.

For more information on the weekend go to: www.fortefemme.com


6. SADLY NO MORE SEXIS COLUMN

I want to thank all of you who read my bi-weekly column at SexIs magazine ( http://www.edenfantasys.com/sexis/ ). After two years of writing for them, sadly my column is no more…. I really enjoyed it!
If you enjoyed my articles there, I hope you’ll drop the editors a note and give 'em a thumbs up and thanks for hosting me. They continue to showcase wonderful writers and sex world news – which I hope you'll keep enjoying!

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6. AIDS LIFECYCLE FUNDRAISING - NEED YOUR SUPPORT

The fundraising this year's been really difficult... though the economic vital signs are improving, it's still not healthy...

Please support me in my efforts to raise funds for critically needed HIV services through AIDS LifeCycle.

I'll be volunteering as a Roadie at this year’s AIDS LifeCycle, helping 2,000 cyclists ride down from San Francisco to LA in 7 days, raising awareness & funds while having a challenge of their life...

I suck at asking people directly for this, especially in tough economic times. Would you consider supporting me? How about just the amount of a cup of coffee? Or a week's worth of coffee?
Thanks! (Yes, it’s tax deductible!)

www.ToFightHIV.org/goto/Midori

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