November 20th, 2009



Saturday, November 21, 2009 is a day of remembrance for Mr. Marcus. I will miss the service in San Francisco and the memorial lunch in Washington DC this weekend, but I wanted to share something.

I never got to spend time with Mr. Marcus. But it was my fault - not his. When I was single and lonely in San Jose last sumer, I sent emails to some Masters with profiles on Very few of them responded. But Mr. Marcus sent a wonderful email (two or three, in fact... we spoke back and forth for a bit), inviting me to come up to his place some weekend. He was very nice to me during a time I needed that from the leather community. I can't imagine anybody filling his shoes. Who would have the strength and patience to write about the San Francisco leather world week after week (after week, after week, after...)

I'm sure the leather community will continue. But I think it's because of Mr. Marcus that it's held together. There will be a new leather column, and someone else will write it. But nobody will be like him.
  • Current Music
    Robyn Hitchcock "Nocturne (Demise)"

Trapped on the Bolt Bus

5:00 pm on a Friday. I decided to take the 1:30 pm bus from Washington DC to New York City. A half hour outside of DC, the police pull over the driver for speeding. A quick look at her log shows that she is over hours for the day, and shouldn't be driving. She is ordered to pull over immediately, and stops the bus for an hour without letting people off. She shuts off the power, including lights to the bathroom. Passengers freak out. Four hours later, we are still sitting in a parking lot somewhere in Delaware. I still have at least three more hours of travel - that is, providing that Bolt finds another bus and driver... but they promised that two hours ago.

Watch the driver misinterpret the first amendment. She stole the cell phone of the woman sitting in the seat next to me. You can get the video here:

  • Current Music
    BoysAndGirls "Love Drunk"