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.

Musical Obsessions: Alexander Hamilton
Posted:Jun 19, 2017 9:05 am
Last Updated:Jun 27, 2017 3:00 pm
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I finally broke down and bought the two-CD set and Libretto for Hamilton.
It's absolutely fantastic. Lin-Manuel Miranda is a bloody genius. Unfortunately I now realize how crappy my sound system is. Something's wrong with one of the connections to my speakers. Aaaaaggghhhh! When I get in an obsessive mood about music, which I recognize coming on now, I play it until it wears out, or my brain fries from trying to memorize the lyrics. I'll be playing it day and night until somebody in the house cuts off the electricity. lol Add my obsession with history, political theory and international relations and you have a deadly mix. I'm already quoting lines from Hamilton in my letters to the editor about North Korea. lol

Broadway's only a few hundred miles up the track, but I'm not sure I want to pop for June 28 $390 nosebleed tickets on stub hub.

Off to Best Buy to get a new CD player or something.

Until now I've been mainly playing the music a sweet young thing used to dance to for me late at night at my cabin. Miranda has changed my focus (hopefully only temporarily, she still comes by and I hope I never get that obsessive lol).

So what's your newest musical obsession?
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A Dual Life
Posted:May 22, 2017 3:22 am
Last Updated:Jun 10, 2017 5:26 pm
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I live a dual life, one in the city, the other in the mountains about an hour away... but so isolated that it might as well be another world. Not much happens in the city. Dining out, the kids and other people drop by, going to the movies and baseball games, attending professional gatherings.

The mountains are where the activity is: Occasional female company, the odd bear or deer, lots of upkeep, fishing, canoeing, biking, swimming, wine and cheese, soaking in the hot tub and going out to eat and dance. Of course that's where my fenestrated dungeon is too. That's not getting a lot of use lately, which is a shame. It's totally isolated next to a private lake in a huge forest. The girl I had hoped to entertain there lives about an hour and a half away but with a son in high school, an occasional weekend husband and a very demanding job, I wind up traveling to her. We get a nice suite in a lovely B&B, but she usually sneaks out about 1 a.m. to get back home to the kid.

There is another girl. Lovely creature. Less than half my age. I've known her for more than 15 years. She provides the diversion in the mountains. It's where she escapes from her husband and all of the frustrations of her life and brings light into mine. My mountain retreat is a little paradise in any circumstance, but particularly so when she is there.

I lived the same dual life when I was overseas. It's what passes for normal for me. It's actually quite stimulating. If it wasn't for society and convention, I suppose more people might try it.
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The Misfits
Posted:May 20, 2017 11:19 am
Last Updated:May 22, 2017 1:39 pm
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Are you a misfit, or do you fit in?

sub_nouveau wrote a blog Enjoying Nostalgia.... that got me thinking about misfits.

Most of the people i know fit into their worlds pretty well. I've always had doubts about myself... I seem to be a misfit who struggles to fit in. I think I'm so good at it that I fool most people, even myself. A girl I've known for 16 years, since I met her in a strip club on her 21st birthday, the one I call my favorite girl or my beautiful girl when I refer to her here, is definitely a misfit. She relies on me to teach her how to fit in, which I find deeply amusing. Interestingly, I rely on her to teach me how not to fit in... how to think originally... differently. In different ways we are each other's anchors. We have tested and proven our bond to each other in every possible way. If you look carefully, you'll find her photo here ... and the Livin' is Easy (updated 9/12). She's a flower child, a fine art model and a dancer as well as a licensed massage therapist and an environmental chemist. Go figure... .

I spent Wednesday night dancing with her until the wee small hours. We do that sort of thing, and then she goes home to her husband. We also meditate, hike, drink wine, go to the movies, swim and soak in a hot tub by the lake together. I guess that's part of what makes us misfits.

So what about you? Are you a misfit, or do you fit in? What makes you think so (aside from being on alt... everybody here does that)? Does it work for you, or are you uneasy about it?
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Living With Uncertainty
Posted:Dec 4, 2016 7:23 am
Last Updated:Feb 11, 2017 10:47 am
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I often wonder why I"m on this site at all.

The only reason I can think of is that the lovely submissive I see occasionally lives almost a three-hour drive away, so we have to meet at a delightful B&B somewhere in between. It makes for very infrequent meetings.

We're not together as a permanent arrangement. We're very compatible, both personally and sexually. We're very attracted to each other, but not in love and not really a perfect union. She has heavy family and work commitments and I have commitments of my own that make our assignations infrequent. The relationship is not exclusive (we're both poly), though we're not sexually interested in anyone else. For various reasons it may not last. We both would prefer to be either getting together more frequently or seeing someone closer. The problem is it isn't that easy to find someone closer who is as good for us as we are for each other.

At some point, however, she may find someone else so I should have a plan B. That should be possible, but since not that many other submissive kinksters are poly, it is harder than it sounds to actually find someone. Additionally, since she lives in a very rural area, and, tho I live in the city my glass-walled, lakeside dungeon is in a nearby mountain area, finding someone conveniently close is not as easy as it should be.



Keeping an alt account so I can keep my options open in case someone equally attractive and closer shows up is at best a poor reason to be here. Some day I expect I will not only realize that but actually do something sensible about it.

Other people here must encounter problems like this. Somehow they deal with it, probably by accepting the distance and the infrequency of meetings it imposes. I find it enervating. I've always had lovers who were readily accessible. When being together is as exhilarating as it is for us, infrequent meetings are a real buzz kill.

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Happy Birthday to Me
Posted:Nov 19, 2016 1:34 pm
Last Updated:Mar 29, 2017 8:07 pm
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I don't particularly like celebrating birthdays. I don't consider getting older much of an accomplishment.
However, I do appreciate an ingenious celebration. I appreciate it all the more if I come up with it myself.
In this case, my ingenious celebration was serendipitous. She had four evenings free. I chose the one that was free until the next morning. It happened to fall on the day before my birthday.
I reserved the most luxurious suite in the finest B&B near where she lives, preceded by dinner at the finest French restaurant. (I had planned on making her strip off her panties at the table so I could play with her pussy, but what they called a booth was just a tad too exposed to pull that off (no pun intended). I have seen a lot, but I have never seen a woman cum with such gusto from so many different ways of being fucked so many times by one man in one night, and her submissiveness was beyond belief. I think we managed about three hours of actual sleep. Why some younger man has not made a serious move on her is beyond me, but I am damn glad that hasn't happened.

It's enough to make me look forward to the next eighty years.

I got home about 1 p.m., in plenty of time for tonight's birthday party. Now all I have to do is stay awake. lol

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Private Messages
Posted:Feb 16, 2010 4:46 am
Last Updated:Jan 6, 2017 1:06 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:Jun 15, 2017 12:52 pm
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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:Jun 17, 2017 12:54 pm
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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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Welcome to My Jungle
Posted:Mar 24, 2016 10:01 am
Last Updated:Jan 2, 2017 3:44 pm
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I commented on a post about what a jungle alt. is. This is my jungle, where all things are possible, and where a wall may open up to reveal a wonder.

My two-story cabin in the Blue Ridge mountains of northern Virginia is at the trailing tip of the wing in the photo. The lake is edged with moss and I am slowly converting it into a replica of my favorite Japanese garden in Kyoto, Sai Ho Ji, the moss garden. I have installed one waterfall already and am about to install another.

If you get tired of the alt jungle, come visit mine. It's much more enjoyable.



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... and the Livin' is Easy (updated 9/12)
Posted:Jul 7, 2012 11:03 am
Last Updated:Jun 27, 2017 2:55 pm
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It's summertime, my favorite part of the year in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The fish are jumpin' and the cattails are high.

I always shift gears in the summer. I relax, tune in to nature and tune out the noise. Life gets less complicated.

In early June a relationship I was looking forward to expanding terminated. Ending it was surprisingly easy, despite the promise with which it began. I won't go into the details of why I was willing to let it go. You don't care, and I don't particularly feel like sharing. I will say, however, that the intellectual and erotic elements were remarkably well balanced. We shared a wide variety of interests.

When it ended, I realized I had a list of about five other women I had put on hold to go through before I could turn my attention to summer. One of them was easy. We hadn't communicated much, so I didn't have a very good sense of what she was like. After a quick dinner meeting with no real communication, I still didn't. I did make an effort, though I wasn't as charming as I can be. She didn't. I'm not sure why. I didn't ask. I wasn't charming because I was a little taken back by the vibes, I guess. If I don't feel a response I find it hard to put forth a serious effort. No chemistry. Check. Move on.

The next one on the list may be easier. She's suddenly dropped out of sight. This has happened before, so I wasn't particularly concerned at first, but the absence seems to be unusually long, so I suspect she's gone. Too bad. She seemed likely to be just a tease, but she was conveniently located and made all the right noises. Check. Move on.

The third one has been hard to get a fix on. She's the most conveniently located of all. Lives in the same neighboring town where my beautiful girl (see photo above) lived for about five years. I think she's coming off the list because she seems so conflicted about an old relationship. (I still see mbg frequently -- she's comes by my mountain retreat regularly (July 11, 18, 25) to spend the day -- but that's another story.) Mbg and I have gotten together every week this summer. She just left a few minutes ago after giving me a fabulous massage and as I kissed her goodbye she invited me to climb up Maryland Heights with her next Wednesday (sept. 19).

That leaves two more. One is really sweet, maybe even a keeper, and seems really serious about becoming my baby girl/pet, but is probably not going anyplace because of the distance (an 8-hour drive) and the lurking possibility of a chemistry problem.

The second one (whom you know as Jenny in several stories we've written together that are included in the index below No Way Out - Belle de Jour - Jenny) has been has been an incredible internet connection for a long time, and the chemistry and other attractions are amazing, but the distance, and possibly the age difference, could make things difficult -- though age hasn't been a problem for me with the girl in the photo.

So now it looks like my summer is free. I can spend it with the two women I connect best with (one of whom I haven't mentioned, and won't). When the summer's over, I'll have to decide whether to come back or not. My money's on not. I'll let you know.

Last one into the lake . . . !

Have a happy summer!

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