Influences, part one of a bunch

No one has challenged me, but I feel like sharing some cultural things that have shaped, influenced, or moved me.

First up – Ronnie James Dio. He got a lot of crap for “dark” imagery, fantastic/fantasy elements, etc. I’m here to tell you RJD was so damned wholesome, it wasn’t even funny. He addressed child abuse (Invisible), transgenderism (Invisible), mental health (many, but Rainbow In The Dark for sure), Gaslighting/domestic abuse (Between Two Hearts), Parental gaslighting/abuse (Twisted), and so much more. His songs were couched in dark mystery, introspection, but were universally self positive, uplifting, and encouraging.

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Bringing it back.

Hey there, faithful readers. (That’s a joke, son, a joke.)(I know there is not likely anyone still listening)

It’s been a long time, and many changes have happened in our world. The focus of this blog is making an abrupt return and change, as I need a tool to assist processing.

Over the last two years, we have slowly been returning to polyamory as a way of life. This has accelerated in the last 8 months or so as we have met some truly wonderful people to explore with.

I have also been exploring and embracing some theoretical aspects of myself – namely primal/dominant/topping, with a good helping of bi-sexuality on the side.

We are also raising two teenage children, who have their own growth, knowledge and identity being influenced by these changes. I’ll be occasionally talking about them as they are still our number one priority, and influence our processes as well.

A short beginning, to be sure, but as I am writing this, I realize I need to create a Playbill, so you can keep track of all the characters, and there are some I have not yet given alias’ to.

In the meantime, a few links to assist you in knowing WTF I am talking about, and some other references.

https://bisexual.org/are-bi-people-all-polyamorous/

Dossie Easton is a writer and has co-writen some of the best books out about polyamory and open sexuality. I highly recommend “The Ethical Slut” and both “The New Topping Book” and “The New Bottoming Book”.

Wiki’s Polyamory article

I can’t say how regularly I’ll be posting as life is complicated as fuck currently, but hey – that’s the reason I want to do this.

For now, chow.

Err, hello. Is this thing on?

I think I’m going to act like a madman here, and shout into the ether again.
It’s only been 8 years….
But there have been lots of changes, both widely ranging in the world at large, and much closer to home, smaller more intimate things that have a much larger impact in my sphere.
I feel the need, if for no other reason than to reason stuff out for myself, to start putting words to electrons again.

A journey through the mind Of a Tattooed Dad.

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