Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year's Reflections

I think about everything that's transpired this past year, much of which I reflected on in my Kinky Christmas post. With lots of badness and sadness behind me (some of which I reported on here) I think there's a lot more to this year than angst, mistakes, separation and divorce. There's so much good that came this year as well.

Let's see, staring the Way Back Machine, we began the year with A Love Story in Snack Photos. I was very fond of this post and thought it very clever. I'm not sure others felt as strongly as I did with it.

In February I "admitted" I'm not a spanko (read it to see what you think in the end...).

I'm a slow reader, so in March I finally finished Erica's Late Bloomer and posted my review.

April brought news of this new book called 50 Shades of Grey and I commented on the trend. I'm utterly fascinated with teledildonics and all that portends, so I excitedly reported about it finally getting out of the dorky R&D labs and into the mainstream.

I discussed another fascination of mine, erotic humiliation in May and shared the disturbing recommendations Amazon comes up with for me in my Prime account, based on actual searches and purchases, of course.

I finally got around to some new kink fiction in June, a lovely little tale entitled Exquisitely Harsh

In July I wrote a post on the differences between funishment, punishment and what I like to call "Genuine Punishment" and another piece of spanking fiction just in time for Independence Day called Pure Fireworks

I wrote about being a dom, top, disciplinarian and master in August

September brought lots of news, ranging from the announcement of my joint blog with Lizzie called Black & Blue, my Shadow Lane party report, the sharing of my year-long divorce and continued here.

When October rolled around, Black & Blue went live and I (along with Lizzie) went back to the Lair, our local dungeon, after a long hiatus.

I described Genuine Punishments with Lizzie in November and described a Silent Scene we shared.

Ending out the year, I've gotta say I'm glad it's behind me, Fellow Kinksters. But I wouldn't have gotten to the good stuff without slogging through the bad. I've made mistakes, learned lessons and hopefully become a better person in the process (that remains to be seen). I'm happy, healthy and just a wee bit wiser by the end of this year and, as much as this year tried me in so many ways, I have to be honest with myself and say I'm glad I went through it. That perspective has changed me. 2013 is going to be an absolutely fantastic year!


  1. A Happy New Year to you, Craig! May 2013 be a good one. :-)

    1. Thanks, Kaelah! Hope you guys had a great holiday, wonderful New Year and are well on your way to a spectacular 2013!

  2. "But I wouldn't have gotten to the good stuff without slogging through the bad." That is one way to look at it. I hope 2013 is good to you!

    1. I try very hard to keep my cup half full, Lea.

    2. I'm guessing it's half-full of wine. :D

    3. It is, indeed, half full of wine.