The Ides of March

(I’m back dating some of these posts to set them in chronological order.)

Not quite the Ides of March, but after SPLF, slave angie and I continued to have crazy-busy times.

We celebrated Angie’s birthday and then the following weekend, we drove under the lake and over to Grand Rapids to present at Grand Rapids MAsT chapter. We spoke about long term health issues (like disabilities, long-term/chronic illnesses and disorders) and their effect on the Master/slave dynamic. We were humbled and honored by the presentation and ensuing discussion. It’s these moments that bring home how important groups like MAsT are – to give that support, encouragement or even a “You’re not alone with these things” statement to each other.

At MAsT: Grand Rapids – March 2013

Shortly after, I marched in support of marriage equality in Illinois, as the State House of Representatives continued to play their cat and mouse game with SB10, a bill passed by the Senate to allow same-sex marriages. Illinois recognizes same-sex civil unions, but it’s creating a second class of citizens and that is an intolerable situation. I wish I had pictures, but my phone died just as things got started. However, if you go here and look at the second picture of the solitary (and COLD) leatherman

I continued that support by a relentless writing campaign to my State representative, Carole Sente, who finally (in May) issued a statement of lukewarm support (“I can’t support it if bad amendments are added…”).

Finally, at the end of March, the weather broke and I was able to ride to work. The first ride of the year is always special. Cold… but special.

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Master Michael S

International Master 2014. Member of: Chicago Leather Club, Chicago Leathermen Group, MAsT: Greater Chicago. Longtime leatherman. One of the Four Horsemen.

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