June 2nd, 2009

jimmy olsen


U R B A N   C L U T T E R


(#1 cause of accidental deaths in NYC)

S P A R K L Y !

Brunch with naylandblake, Mike/chef2b visiting from L.A., and lolitasir at a restaurant that was good. Everything was very well executed, especially my salad with peanut-crusted chicken, corn, peanuts, radicchio, and baby lettuces in a light honey jalapeno dressing, and a basket of breads that included cooked-to-order orange sour cream donuts, blueberry ricotta loaf, and pear-pecan crumbcake. Even the snozberry cranberry juice was real cranberry juice – quite bracing! – and not the usual syrup stuff from the soda nozzle.

Again – largely because, I think, naylandblake knows so many people, while waiting on the sidewalk for our table we ran into people we know – in this case, Maura Reilly, the curator for Nayland’s recent big retrospective show, and her girlfriend, the artist Tracey Moffatt, who were out and about in the Village. Afterwards, everyone was off to a Korean baths to get wet and be pampered all afternoon; I would have joined them but I’m supposed to avoid public pools until my P.A. is fully healed.

tom of finland

Power exchanges

Ask the Man Who Owns Him, the book previously flogged on this blog, is now available at Amazon. The book includes interviews and photos of sixteen gay male Master/slave couples and triads from across the U.S. and Canada.


You can get more information about and preview the book here:


Author, editor, and Founding Executive Director of the Leather Archives and Museum Joseph Bean, in his thoughtful introduction, declares "In the nearly 40 years since The Leatherman’s Handbook no other book has accomplished what Ask the Man Who Owns Him does."

Kudos, david & David!