(Posted on behalf of Saint St. James, President, Discipline Corps)
I had a scare with COVID-19 this month.
Is that a good way to start a story? Maybe not, but I have never been afraid of being transparent about who and what I am. A day before the July Quarterly Meeting, I developed a cough, congestion, and lost my senses of taste and smell. Right now, I work the midnight shift; so, I worked the night before the meeting, slept for two hours and then pushed my way through the meeting and then hit my pillow right after and I’ve worked every night since. On Tuesday, at the behest of many men who had my best interests at heart, I went and got tested at one of the drive up testing locations. On Friday, I found out that my test was NEGATIVE. It was both a relief and a let down, I want antibodies so I can stop being afraid. I want this to be over. I want things to be the way that they were before. Unfortunately, I don’t think that things will ever be like they were before.
I certainly had no idea that this was the situation that I would be taking on when I stepped up as president less than a year ago. It has been a year of great trials and scant rewards. I am thankful each and every month when I see that my friends, and friends with benefits, are still safe and well. I have not been to a play party since EdC so trust me when I say, I’m feeling it. I miss getting beaten, and I miss beating on others. In fact, at SPLF, I turned down the chance to get flogged by an old friend who has flogged me in the past and who is considered world class with a flogger. At the time I told Him that I was not sure how it would alter my emotional state. I regret not playing with him, because no one has played with me since, and I really need a good calibration right about now. I hope, HOPE, that we will all be able to play in October.
I am very pleased with the direction of the club this year over all. I appreciate that the EC is made of many people with varied interests, backgrounds, and orientations. I am a delegator and being surrounded by competent people who know their own limits is very helpful. I was sad to learn that two people will be stepping down from the EC this year, both of them have made excellent additions to the EC. More on that next month though. ;-)
I have decided to submit at least one new post to this blog every month for the next year. What do you want to see me write about? I can always just provide a rambling narrative like this one every month, but I’d love to be interesting too. Please let me know what you want to see me writing about.
As always, All my best to you and yours,
-Saint St.James, President D.C.
20 July 2020