Burning Man - A Week of Radical Self Expression
'Burning Man is an Adult Playland',
a 29-Hour a day party for a week; A Globally Charged Community in the desert
of Northern Nevada.
'You can vacation in say Jamaica and see things that millions have seen
before you and millions will see after you...Or you can trek yourself & stuff to
BRC and see things that will only be available for one week to see'
Here is an interesting look
back at what Burning Man has meant to me and the lessons I have learned each
2000 >> 2001 >>
2005 >> 2006
2008 >> 2009 >> 2010 >> 2011 >> 2012
2007 – Defining My Polyness & Poly Attention
What an amazing GIFT Burning Man is…a place & time to define
oneself, a place to learn from others, a place to grow. This gift is
not just one-week long, it is available 525,600 minutes per year.
You just have to be willing to see the signs & listen.
Playa Lessons Learned…
Camp Daddy of PolyParadise, but I am not YOUR
Daddy. The emergency you are experiencing when you inform me
about it, is in-fact an emergency, it just may not be my Immediate
2006, Erection of Camp stopped on Friday, in 2007 that day came on
Wednesday. It felt good to be able to stop putting things together
Trash Fence was a great place to bury our Weddings past & for me to
formally propose to Ginny. The best part was that she said YES!!!
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, there is just not enough time
during the week of Burning Man to visit all the great camps of
people we know, let alone visiting new camps and meeting new people.
attempt to break a block of Dry Ice with your clinched fist! Trust
me on this one.
Avowal: Before leaving Arizona I attempted to
break a block of dry ice with my clinched fist. At first it did
not hurt much. As the 23 hour drive to the Playa wore into middledom…My
hand became so sore that I could not close my fist. I was scared
I broke something. Over the course of the next 12 hours the pain
traveled throughout my wrist and palm. Between WildChild’s
massaging and my telepathy to The Man, already arisen on the
Playa, my hand was doing better as we pulled into BRC. I dodged
a bullet…Without the use of my hand there would have been NO
PolyParadise, I would have been utterly useless. Never attempt
to break a block of Dry Ice with your clinched fist! Trust me on
run into more people while walking the city & on the open Playa then
you do when you visit their camp.
questioned as to how Poly I was…I think the real question being
asked...Was I open to Public or Group sexual situations, and in
that moment I further defined my own Polyness and answered NO.
Avowal: For me Poly is a feeling, knowing that
my ‘In Love’ quotient does not have to be limited to just one
person at a time. My Polyness is not defined by how many
relationships I have ongoing, the pursuit of the next
relationship, or the amount of sex I engage in with others
publicly or privately.
Wanting it to be about me! I realize that I do not & cannot
control the actions or choices of a partner or potential partner, but what I
do wish to control is their Poly Attention Span! When I am involved
with a partner or potential partner, I do want to have their Poly
Attentiveness focused on ME! I do enjoy hearing & listening to
stories and such about other partners and sharing what those bonds
have spawned within my partner or potential partner, but I do want
to have their Poly Attentiveness focused on ME! Maybe this attention
span deficit I see has nothing to do with Poly, maybe it is being
generated & encouraged thru the all out media rich world we live in.
A reality where there is no end to the amount of distractions and
pressure for our time & attention.
happens at Burning Man may in-fact stay at Burning Man. We may never
be confronted in the default world with the lessons from the Playa
and then again we might. It is now 3-weeks after the Burn and I am
encountering a potential partner’s lack of Poly Attention Span. Well
an interesting turn of events, the lack of attentiveness turned into
Monogamy. Maybe its ME!
of course there are comments posted by others that inspire me…With
praise like this…Who needs enemas?
because it is folks like SCOTTO ..who do this...for the "all" of us.
Scotto is one of the friggin greatest BURNERS and camp Leaders out
there.... period. So if you wanna see and you wanna learn... about
the concept of BM -or what BM should be, or strives to be, or what
is great about BM, well then, listen and learn from these friggin
amazing camp leaders and participants..... Scotto is one example of
many out there who "do" this kind of thing, work, effort...etc..to
"make it happen".
So Kudos!!... to Scotto and Stroke Greg...and many other LEADERS and
PARTICIPANTS in theme camps..all over the city, they make it happen
and to all those who do not shy away from mooping up to the last
crumb are the true spirited ones.
listen and learn...cause it's all about the love....and...the
did you learn from Burning Man & the Playa in 2007?