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Where I have been,

Where I am going,

What I am thinking,

What I am doing

November and December 2023

This past December, I was presented with a great opportunity to get photographed by Mack Sturgis. So, I made impromptu travel plans and spent a weekend outside of Dallas. 
Other than that, the early winter is a time I took for myself and continue to mindfully make my own traditions. 
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October 2023

October was nothing short of complicated. I traveled back up to Toronto for a Jessie Ware Concert and got to see some friends. I spent lots of time cooking and making new content.  

September 2023

September started out with a visit from my friend Josh. He spent a few unusually sunny days in Syracuse. We went to the New York State Fair.
 
Also, the last Rawhide in Wunderbar's West Street location was held.  Rawhide is a gear focused dance party that I have co-organized with friends.
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August 2023

Traveled up to Toronto. It had been since the pandemic that I last visited the city. There was a lot of fun to be had. 

July 2023

July 8th was a full day. After years of an inner debate, I got my nipples pierced, met some new friends, and saw Tori Amos perform for the second time this year. Spent a lot of time adding a lot of shelves to my house. 
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June 2023

Pride month! I was happy for the second time to lead the leather contingent in the CNY Pride this year. We had a great time and was blessed by Guy, the leather coach,in our march! 
You can read about Guy's experience in Syracuse on the Mister B Wing's website

May 2023

Went to IML during Memorial Day weekend and was lucky to meet so many new and old friends.
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April 2023

I traveled to Europe for a few weeks. I spent 4 days in Madrid, taking day trips to Toledo and Segovia. I then traveled to Berlin for Easter in Berlin for 5 days. Following that, I spent 5 days in Hamburg and did a day trip to Lübeck. I finished the trip with a 3 day stay in Munich. During my travels I met leather men in each city, where we were able to share a meal and connect with each other. 

February 2023

New Shirts and mugs available in the store.
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December 2022

I co-hosted the first gear dance party at Wunderbar in Syracuse, New York. We had a great turnout and look forward to future events. Future dates:
April 15th, 2023
September 16th, 2023
December 9th, 2023
March 9th, 2024
May 4th, 2024

September 2022

I have launched my youtube channel (@theleathercook). This channel will include longer form videos (as opposed to shorted form that I do on instagram. Stay tuned to my videos at the Tom of Finland house. Please make sure to subscribe and help me promote the channel. 
 
In other news, I have a subscription function now on my instagram. Instagram has a lot of restrictions on what I can post. By subscribing, you get access to exclusive posts and stories as well as knowing that you are personally helping support me and this project.
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July 2022

I traveled to LA for a week to visit a friend that I made during IML. I was surprised with the opportunity to cook a breakfast at the Tom of Finland house for Durk Dehner and Marc Bellenger.

June 2022

I organized the first leather contingent to march at the CNY Pride in Syracuse. There was a great turnout of around 25 leatherfolk! You can still support this effort by purchasing the Syracuse Leather Shirt available in my shop. If you are in Syracuse next year, I would love for you 
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