Monday, January 27, 2014


Nina and I listened to a sermon Sunday about bullying and hurtful words and I was motivated to write about it on my blog.  

Recently Florida officials charged two girls, ages 12 and 14, with felonies for allegedly taunting and bullying another 12-year-old girl until she committed suicide.  The arrests were made after one of the two girls posted on Facebook that she had bullied the victim, and didn't care that she had died.

The victim, who killed herself by jumping off a cement factory tower, was "terrorized" by as many as 15 girls who picked on her for months through online message boards and texts, according to authorities. One message said she should "drink bleach and die.'' The online harassment allegedly continued after she transferred to a different school.

The definition of bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
After church Nina and I talked about bullying and both believe since the time we were growing up (60’s and 70’s) the internet and social media has made it easier to bully, and back then it seemed more common for your friends to speak up and support you. Ultimately, you could also choose to punch the bully in the nose!
Social media has made such a physical confrontation impossible, and the result of our insatiable need to assess blame in our litigious culture has created a paradigm of not getting involved as normal and appropriate behavior.  Those individuals who do jump on the subway tracks or rush into harms way are rightfully proclaimed as heros, because sadly, their actions are the exception.
Over time, any organized entity, be it a church, a business, a social club, or even a country, takes on the personality of their leader.  It is deplorable the example our national leaders exhibit when they publically belittle those of differing opinions and portray their diatribe as not only acceptable, but admirable. Such demeaning behavior is even more egregious on the “talk shows” of television and radio.
I was appalled to read about bullying in professional football and conclude that if formidable adult athletes are unable to prevent being subjected to such torment, it is no wonder that a child can rationalize an extreme solution such as suicide. And suicide is a tragedy because eventually the bullying will come to an end.
Which leads to the question of what can we do to stop bullying? The internet is filled with sites that provide resources and advice for the prevention of not only children, but teen, workplace and cyber bullying.
I have no simple answers other than to encourage us all to speak out when we see bullying perpetrated against those who feel so helpless and alone.  Thank you!


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Spanking, Spray on Clothing, Socks, Snowmen & One Tactical Error


It has been a busy start to the new year for me and time to write has been limited. Lots of flying going on, and that is unlikely to change for a while. However, I want to post a few odds and ends. Nothing of any noteworthy significance, just random thoughts.

As with many others, I received my first spanking of 2014 within a few days after the 1st. Nina and I were going to bed when I requested she spank me. She didn't hesitate and seeing the gleam in her eyes I am beginning to suspect my vanilla wife has begun to enjoy her part in TTWD! Or perhaps she is just getting even after the innumerable times I have aggravated her these last 37 years! Go Figure!

I removed my underwear and laid across her lap on the bed and she began giving me a most enjoyable hand spanking. I was relaxed and enjoying the moment, but after a couple of minutes she reached into her night stand and took out the wooden paddle! I have told Nina that I really don't ever want a wimpy spanking (I have read it is a guy thing). She proceeded to start paddling my bottom quite vigorously and before long I was owing and wriggling around on the bed.

My relaxed "enjoy the moment" moment had disappeared and although the spanking was painful, I became totally focused on the attention my back side was receiving and mentally was in the exact place I wanted and needed to be! After what she determined was an appropriate length of time (and my bottom had become a nice shade of red) she put the paddle away. I thanked her for the spanking and we proceeded to have some other fun *wink* because that spanking sure made us wide awake and hot for each other! 

I saw an article about spray on clothing. Someone has developed an aerosol can that will spray a substance which adheres to your skin and after drying, turns into an article of clothing than can be worn, removed, washed and worn again! Seems like stuff from the Jetson's! If you are interested, just google "spray on clothing" to see more pictures and videos!

Here is a totally unrelated subject I have wondered about. Why is it that socks appear to wear out faster when you wear them without shoes? After all, are socks not subject to the same pressure as when worn inside your shoes?

Since we are in the heart of winter here in the northern hemisphere, and much of the USA and Canada have seen quite a bit of snowy weather, I thought you might enjoy the thought of a few snowmen departing this earth and this cartoon of a snowman's funeral.  May they rest in peace.

Last, I saw this at the airport in Miami and it reminded me of my college days! If we only knew then what we know now! I once made the tactical error of telling my daughter, whilst in the presence of Nina, that college was the best time of your life! But quickly added....until you get married! LOL

I am off again into the wild blue yonder for the next few days. So until next time....

Hugs and Blessings