March 1, 2011

1. Is it spring yet?
2. March Classes/Events (Chicago, San Rafael, Seattle, NYC)
3. April Preview (SF, LA, NYC)
4. D/s Protocol Weekend w Laura Antoniou SF 4/1-4/3
5. Bang 4 The Buck Women's Party: Seattle 3/12
6. ForteFemme Women's Dominance Intensive NYC 4/15-4/17
7. AIDS LifeCycle Fundraising - Need Your Support
8. My Weekly Columns, Twitter, Yahoo, FaceBook, etc.

1. IS IT SPRING YET?

I'm on the train from Milwaukee to Chicago as I write this. The crisp blue sky is lovely but the dry cold air and the crusty snow piles I could do with out. Last weekend I was in Maui, but that had a cold gust blowing through my heart as we scattered the ashes of a dear, dear friend of ours who died too young.

I'm ready for spring to be here

How about you? (And to my southern hemisphere friends, welcome to another beautiful autumn!)

I suppose it was this craving for spring that had me writing about gardening, roses and even ponies in musing about sex, power and the feminine in my columns.

You'll find them both here: www.edenfantasys.com

Spring - time to burst forth with creative energy. Time to feel the sun on the face with the warmth to go with it. Time to breathe deep the air filled with the scent of flowers and optimism.

The plum tree in my back yard has just blossomed. It's my beloved first messenger of spring.

Has spring come your way yet?

Midori

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2. UPCOMING CLASSES / EVENTS MARCH (Chicago, San Rafael, Seattle, New York)

CHICAGO, IL

· 3/2 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man" at Pleasure Chest Boutique.
· 3/3 "How to Eat a Peach: Pleasure Her" at Pleasure Chest Boutique.
· 3/6 "Art of Feminine Dominance" at Early To Bed Boutique.


SAN RAFAEL, CA

· 3/9 "Art of Feminine Dominance" at Pleasures of the Heart boutique Tel. 415-482-9899 (Call them to get tickets - their site is under construction and has no information at this time.).


SEATTLE, WA

· 3/10 "Erotic Humiliation Play" at the Center for Sex Positive Culture.
· 3/11 Intimate Evening with Midori of Education, Dinner & Play Hosted by Max More details soon.
· 3/12 Bang 4 The Buck!
The big annual naughty party for women and AIDS LifeCycle fundraiser
· 3/13 "Bedroom Body Moves: From Stripping to Seduction to Sex" at Babeland.


NEW YORK CITY, NY

· 3/17 "Interrogation & Military Play" at Purple Passion.
· 3/18 class for Lesbian Sex Mafia. Topic to be announced soon.
· 3/19-3/20 Rope Bondage Dojo.
· 3/22 "Hands-on Japanese Rope Bondage" at Coco De Mer NYC. Stay tuned for more info!
· 3/23 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man" at The Pleasure Chest.

3. PREVIEW: APRIL CLASSES / EVENTS (San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

· 4/1-4/3 "Passionate Bonds D/s Protocol & Relationships Intensive" information at Fire Horse Productions, Passionate Bonds Weekend.


LOS ANGELES, CA

· 4/5 - 4/6 Classes at The Pleasure Chest.
· 4/7 Thr "Interrogation & Military Fantasy Scenes" at Stockroom / Syren .
· 4/8 - 4/10 Presenting at the Leather Leadership Conference.


NEW YORK, NY

· 4/13 - 4/14 Special small group classes organized by Midori at a private location. Stay tuned for info!
· 4/15 - 4/17 "ForteFemme Women's Dominance Weekend Intensive" information at Fire Horse Productions, ForteFemme Weekend.
· 4/18 Mon "Predicament Bondage" at Purple Passion
· 4/25 Mon "Backdoor Antics" at The Pleasure Chest.


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4. D/S PROTOCOL WEEKEND W LAURA ANTONIOU & MIDORI

WHAT: "Passionate Bonds: Weekend Intensive for Conscious D/s & Protocol"

WHERE / WHEN:
April 1 - 3, 2011. San Francisco Bay Area

COST:
$350 for the first registrant;
$300 for each additional person registered in the same order - It's a great weekend to come with your D/s partners!
Event limited to 16 participants.

Registration opens February 20th at www.FHP-inc.com

Join Marketplace author Laura Antoniou and educator Midori for a special weekend intensive designed for people who enjoy authentic power dynamics and D/s, who want to consciously create quality relationships that suit their personal hungers and needs in the context of the real world. Far beyond what you can learn from a book or a standard seminar, participants will be guided through a special curriculum designed to clearly identify their value system, behavior preferences and relationship goals.

Through the unique curriculum and its innovative tools, each individual or relationship unit will create their own customized manual of effective protocol, rules, etiquettes and codes of conducts.

Class size will be strictly limited to allow for a unique quality experience emphasizing individualized attention.

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5. BANG 4 THE BUCK WOMEN'S PARTY! SEATTLE 3/12

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/parties.php
When: Saturday, March 12. 6 pm - 2 am
Where: CSPC/The Wet Spot, 1602 - 15th Ave W., Seattle WA Tickets: $25 Big Bang Ticket at the door

BANG BUCKS:
Turn your dancer tipping and raffle tickets into tax deductions! You've got 2 ways.
1. Before the party, donate directly to AIDS LifeCycle fundraising page by Midori and include the words "BANG BUCKS" in the message. Your Bang Bucks will be waiting for you at the party with the Bank of Bang. Your wholesome and entirely non-suggestively titled tax deduction receipt 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.

Major Sponsors: The Pleasure Chest, Stockroom, Center for Sex Positive Culture, Babeland, TwistedMonk, ForteFemme and Elbo Grease

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6. FORTEFEMME WOMENS DOMINANCE INTENSIVE IN NYC

Forte Femme, Women's Weekend Intensive on Sensual Dominance heads to NYC in April! This immersion weekend is limited to 10 women.
Registration open February 17th.

NEW YORK Forte Femme:
When:
Fri 4/15 through Sun 4/17/2010

Where: Elegant private residence in the Murry Hill/ Midtown South area

Cost: Early registration $700/per woman. Regular registration $750/per.

Register: Advanced registration required. Registration opens February 17th at www.ForteFemme.com

More information will be available at www.ForteFemme.com.
Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about the weekend.
* Partners are encouraged to join for Sunday afternoon lab time but this is not required.

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7. AIDS LIFECYCLE FUNDRAISING - NEED YOUR SUPPORT

I'm at it again. 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... Some for their own lives.

I lost a beloved friend this year. Monte - he left us too young, too soon with so many stories untold and so many seas not sailed. I'm dedicating this ride to him.

The economy sucks so the fundraising this year's been really bad. I'm also terribly shy about asking people directly, especially in tough times. Would you consider supporting me? Perhaps for the amount of a cup of coffee?
Thanks. (Yes, it's tax deductible!)

www.ToFightHIV.org/goto/Midori

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8. WEEKLY COLUMNS & THE DIGITAL BACK ALLEYS

Here are the various places I waste time at when I'm on-line... Drop on by!

Regular Articles:
SexIs column

CarnalNation Mondo Midori column. While the site is no longer updating, you can still see my recent columns here Social Networking Sites:
Twitter @PlanetMidori
Personal Blog
Sexuality Q&A
Facebook
FetLife Midori_SF ("Midori's Lounge" is my group there)
Kink Q&A
Facebook"MySpace" (although I'm never there)

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Midori