奥の細道 (Oku no Hosomichi)

Redolent of Matsuo Basho's haiku narrative of his journey on a "narrow path to the interior" this will be a journey through my innermost ruminations.

Whore School – a review (for Raptor Girl and SylviaSoulier)
Posted:Apr 9, 2018 9:10 am
Last Updated:Apr 15, 2018 9:25 pm
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Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”
__Oscar Wilde

The film Red Sparrow is about sex as power. It is set in the present but is about the past and a probable future. It is a smart, brutal film, but the brutality is confined to vignettes, as is much of the sex. The power is on full display as Jennifer Lawrence, as the beautiful spy trained to be a whore for the Russian power structure, sexually emasculates men who think they can dominate her and sexually rewards those she is drawn to.

Some critics panned the film because it wasn’t romantic enough and the accents the characters affected were poorly done and hard to listen to. They were right as far as they went, but they missed the point. (One critic here preferred the book, which I will read as soon as a library copy becomes available.)

I had hoped the film would provide a canvas upon which to display some elements of the BDSM lifestyle. In this respect I was disappointed. I was not, however, disappointed with the film, which was a smart, insightful spy thriller… the kind of film I enjoy when I just want to check my brain at the box office and immerse myself in Hollywood’s take on the CIA vs. the FSB (KGB, for those who still live in the cold war).

Jennifer Lawrence’s nude sex scenes showed little nudity and almost no sex. There was more suggestion than display, with her partner’s body blocking the best full-frontal views. It was mainly sex as preferred by a Russian oligarch: lots of opulence and intimidation, not much subtlety or imagination... but Jen is still hot.

The intricacy of the plot was clever, with plenty of twists and turns and a surprise ending. The power structure of modern Russia was insightfully but sparingly portrayed… just enough to whet the appetite of a political junkie. If you’re looking for a flick that informatively portrays seductive D/s or Sado-masochistic scenes, however, this ain’t it.

Two and a half stars.
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Whore School?
Posted:Mar 18, 2018 9:33 am
Last Updated:Apr 9, 2018 12:06 pm
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I'm a latecomer to the Jennifer Lawrence fan club. I had only the vaguest idea she played the role of "Mystique" in some of the X-Men movies. I only took an interest in her when she started the Hunger Games movies. Since then I've become avid follower.

i've been disappointed in the reviews for her latest flick "Red Sparrow," which I haven't seen yet. She plays a ballet dancer recruited to be a Russian spy and sent to "whore school" to learn to seduce espionage targets. It's been panned as a kind of exploitation flick (excessive violence, gratuitous sex and nudity, unconvincing romance), except for the New York Times and Atlantic reviews, which were actually quite favorable.

The bad reviews actually make Lawrence's character in the flick sound like a more authentic version of sadism and submission than the feeble portrayals in most novels or movies. I'm actually intrigued now.

If you're one of the rare people who's actually seen the film, I'd like to know what you thought of it. I'm thinking of asking my favorite girl to go see it with me. She'll put up with anything for me.

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Back From Japan, Tracking Down My Past
Posted:Dec 10, 2017 7:08 pm
Last Updated:Apr 22, 2018 9:13 am
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I spent two weeks in Japan recently. Apologies for not keeping in touch.
Communication was somewhat limited. I was unexpectedly able to fairly easily track down a dear lady friend whose business establishment was once my base of operations in the Ginza. I am pleased to report that the place is doing a land-office business with a staff of ten lovelies whose sole purpose was to uphold japan's reputation for discrete satisfaction of every desire. I unfortunately did not unlimber my camera in the establishment, but one of the delightful young creatures did take my photo with the mama san.

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Back from Japan -- Grilled River Fish: A work of art.
Posted:Dec 10, 2017 5:54 pm
Last Updated:Apr 22, 2018 9:15 am
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The two weeks in Japan went about as I expected. I froze my ass off in drafty castles clambering around in my stocking feet because the slippers they provided were too small and would have sent me plunging to my death had I tried to wear them on my feet on the slick narrow castle stairs. The autumn leaves were stunning. Unfortunately, fucking Apple has locked my photos of them deep in their impenetrable iCloud where repeated efforts to apply the multiple passwords they inflict on the unwary have produced nothing but "blurt" They're still on my iPhone, however, so eventually I'll get them switched over to the iMac when Apple isn't looking and will then post a couple here (Success! Three photos have survived the posting process).

The photos of the fabulous meal at the hot springs inn in Nagano will either intrigue or mystify the neophyte traveler to Asia. The full menu appears in the first photo. Two samples appear below. The third photo shows how the fish and accompanying vegetables are presented on the table, looking like a flower centerpiece. The plated fish, which is eaten in its delicious, crispy entirity, head, tail, fins and bones, appears in the second photo.
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How (not) to deal with the cold
Posted:Nov 13, 2017 9:54 am
Last Updated:Dec 13, 2017 12:50 pm
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We just went through a cold snap here in the mid-Atlantic U.S. so like an idiot I cranked up the heat and dried out my skin to the point I could hardly sleep from the itching.

I'll be heading off to Japan in another fortnight (thanks to stupidly switching my plane tickets from comfortable October because I saved a few hundred bucks on the price) and spend two nights in an inn with paper walls in Nagano, where they held the Winter Olympics. I'm sure glad I ordered a pair of silk thermals a month ago because I doubt I'll have much room heat. I did have the foresight to book myself into a hot springs inn in Nagano where I intend to spend every available hour when I'm not hiking between castles, temples and shrines up to my neck in hot water. The down side of that, of course, is that the hot water dries skin out.

Fortunately I'll spend the rest of my trip in slightly warmer Kyoto and Tokyo, but still in houses with paper walls. I used to be pretty good at making the acquaintance of obliging Turkish-bath girls in Japan. Hope I haven't lost my touch and I hope they use a lot of body lotion on me. I'm not sure how good the other oils that result from bodily contact will be for keeping skin from drying out.
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Private Messages
Posted:Feb 16, 2010 4:46 am
Last Updated:Nov 2, 2017 3:16 pm
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Here's a place for you to leave a note that you don't want the rest of the class to see (I check her mail slot regularly for messages ).

If you'd like to start a private dialog, and don't have email, you can create a mailbox like this on your blog and we can correspond that way without our messages being visible to others. Leave me a note if you can't figure out how to do this, and I'll leave you a public note here or on your blog about how to do it. If you don't have a blog yet, then you'll have to quickly create one and put a mailbox on it, or check back here occasionally to see my response, then the rest of our correspondence can be private.
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No Way Out - Belle de Jour - Jenny
Posted:Oct 12, 2009 3:27 am
Last Updated:Apr 22, 2018 9:25 am
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Some of my readers have found it more enjoyable to read the formatted, punctuated, version of my "No Way Out" story that I have posted in the "Erotic Stories" section of the Magazine. The original, posted earlier here, was created in a stream-of-consciousness, unpunctuated style as I raced to get it written. For those of you new to the story, it revolves around the misfortune of a beautiful, successful young happily married woman who makes one irretrievable mistake and involves an extensive cast of memorable characters, of a sort not usually found in stories on this site.

The most satisfying part of writing this series has been the interchange I have enjoyed as a result with the women who have followed the story. They are in many ways the actual lead character. I hope you will join their company, and the exchange of commentary that we have started together.

For your convenience I have created an indexed link to these chapters below:

No Way Out - Day One (Part one)
No Way Out - Day One (Part two)
No Way Out - Day One (Part three)
No Way Out - Day One (Part four)
No Way Out - Day One (Part five)
No Way Out - Day One (part 6)
No Way Out - Day One (part 7)
No Way Out - Day One (part
No Way Out - Day One (part 9)
No Way Out - Day One (part 10)
No Way Out - Day One (part 11)
No Way Out - Day Two (part 1)
No Way Out - Day Two (part 2)
No Way Out - Day Two (part 3)
No Way Out - Day Two (part 4)
No Way Out, Day Two - Part 5
No Way Out - Day Two (part 6)
No Way Out - Day Two (part 7)
No Way Out - Day Two (part
No Way Out - Day Two (part 9)
No Way Out, Day Two - Part 10
No Way Out, Day Two - Part 11
No Way Out, Day Two - Part 12
No Way Out, Day Two - Part 13
No Way Out, Day Two - Part 14
No Way out, Day Two - Part 15
Belle de Jour
Belle de Jour 2
Belle de Jour 3
Belle de Jour 4
Belle de Jour 5
Belle de Jour 6
Belle de Jour 7
Belle de Jour 8
Belle de Jour 9
Belle de Jour 10
Belle de Jour 11
Belle de Jour 12
Belle de Jour 13 (amended - italics and links added)

Jenny in Costa Rica (Chapter 1)
Jenny in Costa Rica (Chapter 2)
Jenny in Costa Rica (Chapter 3)
Jenny in Costa Rica (Chapter 4)
Jenny in Costa Rica (Chapter 5)
Jenny in Costa Rica (Chapter 6)
Jenny in Costa Rica (Chapter 7)
Jenny in Costa Rica (Chapter

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Something about me
Posted:Jun 9, 2009 8:31 am
Last Updated:Apr 19, 2018 9:27 am
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."

__Henry David Thoreau

I think I'll add a little bit from my profile about who I am and what I focus on. The rest you can get from my stories, most of which are indexed, complete with links to each, below No Way Out Belle de Jour Jenny and illustrate both my imagination and creativity in an erotic setting and my sexual, dominant side. (Some of the shorter stories aren't indexed, but you can find them on my blog, for example this one on page one Exquisite Agony.)

"The knowledge of the ancients was perfect. How perfect? At first they did not know that there were things. This is the most perfect knowledge -- nothing can be added. Next, they knew that there were things, but did not make distinctions between them. Next they made distinctions, but did not pass judgment. When they started to pass judgment, the Tao was destroyed."

__Chuang-Tzu

This week's song -
Me and Bobby Magee -- Sheryl Crow & Kris Kristofferson
(the Janis Joplin arrangement)

My cathedral-ceilinged cabin made of 200-year-old hand-hewn logs enjoys a panoramic picture-window view of my private, secluded lake near DC. I am always open to the possibility that a woman interested in new experiences might wish to join me there. In addition to exotic and creative sex, I love outdoor activities: hiking, swimming, biking, hot-tubbing, star-gazing. I enjoy concerts, mainly folk rock. I don't care much for the bar mob scene, though I do enjoy a quiet jazz lounge setting, where the atmosphere is conducive to intimate conversation with an intelligent, interesting and exciting woman as we enjoy the music. I have my own well-stocked bar and wine cellar for romantic get-togethers. I usually swim for about an hour a day when I'm in the mountains and do some fishing and canoeing. I also do some biking and hiking. I live in separate worlds, and keep them apart. I enjoy reading fiction, history and biography (I'm currently--12/4/16-- just starting to read a new translation of the world's oldest novel, Lady Murasaki's The Tale of Genji. This book is also the world's oldest erotic novel).

Sex has always been a huge part of my life. Much of my life has been defined by my sexual relationships. My primary interest in alt. is explore the similarities its lifestyle has with what I experienced in Japan. Secondarily, I use alt. as a sounding board for the erotic fiction I post in my blog and the magazine No Way Out Belle de Jour Jenny. As my stories indicate, I can play rough, but I prefer more subtle methods of asserting my control, finding your weaknesses, your secret desires, what makes you melt, what would humiliate yet mesmerize, intoxicate, thrill and enthrall you, and help you achieve undreamed-of heights of sexual arousal, frustration and fulfillment, if I did it to you.

I am disease free and I expect the same from you. I'm also drug free and expect the same.

My sexual preferences cover a wide range. I enjoy excitement in sex. My past liaisons have involved sex in public places (e.g. late at night in a fourth-floor lobby while waiting for an elevator) where the risk of discovery was high enough to give us a rush. Two of the most amazing women I have known were talented dancers, and I redesigned the deck of my cabin to accommodate the skills of a particularly talented exotic dancer of my acquaintance. The deck, the hot tub by my tree-lined lake or the float in the lake make ideal sites for the thrill of outdoor lovemaking.

It is important to me to create an environment in which a woman feels secure as she strives to reach her full submissive potential.

If you are an attractive woman who seeks happiness, security and fulfilment in a relaxed relationship with an endlessly imaginative dominant partner who has been a world traveler and is now creating a sexual paradise in an unparalleled natural environment, why not come see what I have to offer you?

PS: I'm married, and I'm only really seeking married women, though I don't discriminate if someone single comes along. You may have noticed that I change my age from time to time. It depends on my mood. I hope you don't mind. I don't like people making judgments about me without knowing me. if my age is more important to you than my personality, appearance, intellect, ability or performance, we're probably not gonna get along anyhow.

My Ideal Person: I am looking for an attractive, intelligent woman who would like an improved sex life and is seeking a sophisticated, sexually creative and skilled master or partner whose libido is unquenchable. On balance I find that physical, intellectual, spiritual and sexual attributes mean more to me than age. I would particularly like to find a hwp female playmate who wants to enjoy various erotic arts, which might include such things as public display, casual nudity, constant availability and fondling, and could extend to humiliation, cock-worship, fetish- fantasy- and bondage and leash-and-collar-centered sex. Throughout my life, almost all of my female companions have been slender or hwp. I find that works for me, though I have also enjoyed the company of women of all sizes and shapes.
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Never the Time or Place
Posted:Feb 14, 2018 10:17 pm
Last Updated:Apr 9, 2018 10:14 am
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We've all heard the phrase "this is not the time or the place." It usually means there is never going to be the right time or place.

I don't think everybody feels like that. But there are people for whom that seems to be a recurring theme in their lives. It is never the right time to say I love you. It is never the right time to finish that story you always meant to write. It is never the right time to say you're sorry. It is never the right time to end a relationship.

It's too easy to dismiss them as procrastinators. Many of them are quite successful in spite of this trait. That was the theme of the the musical "Stop the World, I Want to get Off!" and its most popular song "What Kind of Fool am I?" watch?v=lVchmf4M88s about a man who was a success in the eyes of the world but never fell in love.

As I sit al on this Valentine's Day I think of the woman I took to see the likely Oar winning film Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and dinner afterward earlier today. I think of the sweet submissive who emailed me when I was half a world away to wish me a Happy Thanksgiving who I haven't even wished a happy Valentine's Day. I think of the woman I could share any thought with, as long as I did it in Japanese, which meant I could never express it fully, who wants me to visit in the Spring... while I continue to find excuses not to make travel plans. I think of a stunning young woman who means the world to me who I haven't seen or even contacted for months. I think of a hundred unfinished projects, a thousand unexpressed thoughts. I think of a world of experiences, successes I barely even dreamed of when I was een old.

... and I wonder what kind of fool I am.

Sammy Davis Jr. – What Kind Of Fool Am I Lyrics
What kind of fool am I
Who never fell in love?
It seems that I'm the only
That I have been thinking of

What kind of man is this?
An empty shell
A lly cell in which
An empty heart must dwell

What kind of lips are these
That lied with every kiss?
That whispered empty words of love
That left me al like this

Why can't I fall in love
Like any other man?
And maybe then I'll know what kind of fool I am

What kind of clown am I?
What do I know of life?
Why can't I cast away this mask of
And live my life?

Why can't I fall in love
Like any other man?
And maybe then I'll know what kind of fool I am
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