Affirmations for the Resistance #5

I’m an American; my country is built by every race from every nation in the World

Detail of the Mural on the San Francisco Women's Building depicting a father cradling an infant

As of 2015, 14% of the United States’ population is foreign born, compared to just 5% in 1965. Nearly 39 million immigrants have come to the US since 1965, with most coming from Asia and Latin America.

World Population Review


Chilina Kennedy who plays Carole King in ‘Beautiful’, the musical, introduces Aretha Franklin who sings  (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.

February 20, 1987 – The Party

Warning: This post contains sexual content.

A friend invites me to an S&M Party.

I’m not into S&M but agree to go.

We stand on a dark ally in front of a shiny black
door bathed in the golden light of a Victorian street

A plaque on the door reads, if you didn’t call don’t knock.

The setting is so theatrically dark and mysterious I have to laugh

Mark knocks twice, then three more times: the door swings open,
and we enter a cavernous dungeon.

It’s a party of mostly middle-aged men and women.

Some of the women wear elegant nipple clamps or strap on dildos.

I follow the sound of a pop and find another huge room.

A man dressed in leather chaps teases the nipples of a woman,
blindfolded and lashed to a cross.

Next to them two nude women: one bent over a massage table, the
other holds a paddle.

“Do you like it?”

‘Yes Mistress.”


“Do you want more?”

“Yes Mistress.”


Next to them a woman in nipple revealing latex and a
guy with a throbbing erection; he’s strapped to a gurney.

“Mommy loves Boy!”

“Yes, Mommy.”


“But Boy is bad!”

“Yes, Mommy”


“Thank you, Mommy!”


I part the sheer curtains that divide the playrooms from a patio.

On the patio a dozen leather clad men and women sit around a
lawn table passing a fat joint.

A nude man on leash and collar places his hands on his hips
and laughs:

“You tops,” he says, “You have to wear so many clothes!”

I get the joint, and take a deep hit.

Back in the playroom the woman on the cross squirms with pleasure
while Mommy tickles Boy’s balls.

(c) Rob Goldstein 1987-2018


Love is an Ocean
An Ocean Refuses No River





Bad Hombre

Well, some say life, will beat you down
Break your heart, steal your crown
So I’ve started out, for God-knows-where
I guess I’ll know, when I get there