Saturday, April 05, 2008

Beyond Prohibition

Healing Our Addicted City
Location: The WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac St.
Thursday, April 10th, 2008 7-9 pm
Admission: by donation

Vancouver has long struggled to deal with its well-known drug problem,
particularly as it affects residents of the Downtown East Side. Past
approaches have focused the majority of our resources on law
enforcement, to little or no success. This “war on drugs” approach has
proven to be a failure as it has not achieved any of its objectives and
is responsible for the creation of additional social and health
problems. What is needed now is to move the discussion beyond concerns
with prohibition and develop a clear understanding of what a
post-prohibition world looks like.

The time has come to take action on establishing a compassionate,
rational and workable strategy for healing the lives of the severely
addicted and improving our city as a whole.

Join us for a discussion on how we can best move forward to stabilize
the lives of drug users and create evidence-based drug policy.


*Mark Haden *works for the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, and has
almost 25 years’ experience working with drug and alcohol programs. He
has published numerous works on the issue of drug policy and the
regulation of illegal drugs, and currently supervises the addiction
staff at the Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre.

*Ann Livingston* moved to the Downtown Eastside in 1993, and has
witnessed first-hand the damage perpetuated by the “war on drugs”. Since
then, she has committed herself to advocating on behalf of people who
use drugs, eventually founding VANDU in 1998. She is also a founding
member of Pivot Legal Society and is a member of Vancouver’s Beyond
Prohibition Coalition.

*Jerry Paradis* served as a Court of B.C. judge from 1975 until his
retirement in 2003. Over the years, he came to realize the futility and
harm caused the policy of prohibition. Since retirement, he has chosen
to join the group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition in order to speak
out about the failure of our existing drug policies.

Friday, April 04, 2008

peace & quiet

Alone time.

Is mine, this evening.

I am recovering from all the work I've done as of late.

And lest we forget

...resting for tomorrows SULTRY event.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

aah shucks

As it turns out, RC has to work this evening, from 7 to 7. Not such good news, given that we had a dinner date planned with another couple later. It has been rescheduled till next week thankfully, but not without some disappointment today.

What is good news, is that in this whole day, I have not one appointment. My list of things to get done is rather diverse of course

  • shopping at Costco
  • deposit at Bank
  • take down stripper pole
  • delivery of said stripper pole to friends
  • empty out vehicle
  • find my desk top
  • clear my phone messages
  • pedicure
  • make schedule for Sat. / SULTRY
  • change sheets
  • check in: photographer regarding new images of moi

I have been in that intoxicating place of love and lust lately. Every time I get near my hottie of a boy friend, I want to jump his bones and be wrapped up in his presence. I feel this hunger to make love fast and hard, and to consume one another. We've been quite successful at maintaining our bubble of pleasure and creating opportunities for this bliss to happen.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

teenage mood swings

Being the parent of a teen aged daughter is a constant reminder of how little power I hold over another. Specifically her.

She is a wonderful child.

She is a good girl and has excellent behavior.

Yet for me, she challenges me beyond belief. (sporadically and not really on anything big, just on enough little things to make me scream)

Of all my worries in life and regarding my daughter, I have never been concerned about her where abouts, or how tight we are.

To me this speaks volumes to how well she has been raised, and how far I have come since my parents pushed me out of their crumbling nest.

My daughter though a teenager, is fast becoming a young woman, and her growing up, has really been virtually painless on us both. Well at least in comparison to my own rocky start as a young person.

I guess I salute her moodiness, and celebrate the fact that we are sharing it together.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

early start

With a To-Do list a mile long, I was out the door at 7:35 this morning moving from one item to the next. The roads were clear and some how I averted all traffic snarls. With ease I ticked off one thing after another from my soon dwindling list.

When I arrived home, RC was already awake, astounding given how he sleeps a lot on his days off. Well, more than I do anyways. Imagine my delight when he spread my legs and worked me over with his tongue & digit moves then pulled out a vibrator and brought me off. Then he put me to bed for a mid day snooze.

Tonight is my Bi Curious class for women, and everyone else in this house has events of their own going on. We are one busy family.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Vancouver Pride Society 2008

Sex that left me breathless and blissed out kept me awake till 3 in the morning with RC. We rolled around in bed creating pleasure for what seemed like hours. And it all started with a massage and ended in each of us having joyful explosive orgasms.

I am very tired today, but last night was so worth it. It was the type of sex that can still be felt the next day, my pelvic floor is still contracting with a hunger for more. My guy is fast asleep still. I require waaay less sleep then he. I've been up and working for hours already.

Today is a lazy day around the house, in our robes. More sex this afternoon before the daughter gets home from school and a thorough clean up from the remains of the weekend Taboo show. Our bedroom looks like an adult store warehouse blew up in it.

Did you know that there is:

4 months - 125 Days - 3,000 Hours till PRIDE Day

Sunday August 3rd, 2008

Hey 3HT & Mark, are you around for dinner on Thursday night. We would love to have you over and cook for you. Send me an email and let me know please. An evening with us that is not at an adult event, holy crap, we hope you can make this momentous occasion.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

a sense of accomplishment

Nine classes in three days are now over. And I feel like the Bell of the ball.

Taboo Abbotsford was eventful.

I met many many new people.
I caught up with friends not seen every day.
I was hired by many new stores.
I was offered a lucrative new play space in Vancouver by the owner of the building.
I now own a Flight Attendants Uniform.
I have more new sex aides/ toys than I will ever be using.
More people recognize me and Libido Events.
My Erotic Arts Curriculum was met with huge acclaim.
Everyone I wanted to meet at the show I did.
All networking scheduled to happen did.
The subscriber list to our mailing list has grown substantially this weekend.

We left home at noon today and were back home by 5:00pm. A sit down family dinner and a game of Scrabble with everyone in their robes. I am officially done on teaching and wish to relax. I need some time tomorrow to catch up on caring for myself.