[M/s 365] Formal Dining and the random bits

Tonight, we’re setting in motion something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time. We’re working with friends in Chicago to set up a Formal Dining class and then hopefully next year we can set up our dream of a recurring Formal Dining evening.  I’ve participated in a private formal dining experience a few times and they’ve always been enjoyable experiences. I’m sure being a host will be a different sort of experience, but it’s one I absolutely think would be a fantastic experience.

Tomorrow will be a trip down to Evansville IN to meet with the MAsT chapter there and meet the wonderful folks downstate. We will be presenting on Health Issues/Disabilities in M/s. This has been a class we’ve taught a great deal in the past six months and I find that we are refining and updating it as we go. Most recently at Satyricon, a topic came up that we haven’t thought of or done a lot of research on, that is, how does a Master or slave go about the business of dating and meeting people with either an obvious issue/disability, or a hidden issue/disability that needs to be disclosed at some point (or does it?). It was a tough question and we didn’t get much time to chew on it. What do you think about that question?

I’ve been working through a Household Manual creation exercise courtesy of the class from Southeast Leatherfest given by Wen and Tess of The Service Arts – http://theservicearts.com. If you are of the type of Master or slave who wants to find organizational tips or tricks, or an intensive class on creating a manual, this is a good one to attend.

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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.

2 thoughts on “[M/s 365] Formal Dining and the random bits”

  1. We have been fortunate to have been at quite a few formal dinners, in roles ranging from the host to guest of honor to maître d to server. Each role has its unique wonderful blessings (and challenges) that make it worth while. I hope you love it as much as we do!

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