May Day, Part 2

I’ve never been happier to see someone walk around a corner than when Mikhel finally arrived at the reopening of Floggin’ Brews. Boss ran around the corner first and, uncharacteristically, jumped into my arms when I, not uncharacteristically, held them out. I told Her “I missed You too” as I gave Her a big hug. […]

May Day

Part 1 May 1st was a warm spring day, with plenty of sunshine. With so many things having gone wrong in the previous 16 months, the day felt like maybe a harbinger of better things to come. I was awake before dawn; my bout of COVID did not kill my circadian urges. I had not […]


It felt good to stop in at Floggin’ Brews today.  The sun was shining, temperatures are getting warmer, and we’re a month out from reopening the place.  It’s been quite a year.  I’d asked Brita and Mercy to join me for an afternoon of cleaning, in anticipation of Opening Day.  Brita bounced in the back […]

Mikhel’s Tale

It is a bitterly cold night, even by my standards. Tortu doesn’t get quite as cold as Minneapolis, and the wind in the Twin Cities can cut through you. I was bundled tight, but not tight enough to keep the shivers out. I let myself in quietly through the back door. We keep a light […]

The best is yet to come

This is Grete Kask. I am Mikhel’s aunt (his mother is my sister), and I want to update everyone as to what is happening. First, the bad news: Flogging Brews closed, due to a combination of situations that culminated in Mikhel’s having to lock the doors of the bar. (Most of you, I am sure, […]

Risky Business

My skills with a computer were not very robust, so I decided to pony up enough money for a website / software package that would let me connect people during the pandemic shutdown.  It was designed originally for political campaigns, and I figured keeping the kink community together was pretty much the same.   The features […]

“So does this mean we’re breaking up?”

The coronavirus shutdown was going to be hard on everyone.  Except maybe Boss.  Cats can stand solitude.  But even Boss seemed subdued and out of sorts when we heard that Floggin’ Brews was going to have to close for the foreseeable future. Brita heard about it during one of her work shifts, and seemed more […]


Mikhel had been gone almost four weeks when the rumors about Floggin’ Brews started.  I’d heard through Aunt Grete and a terse email from Mikhel himself that it would probably be a couple more weeks before his return from Estonia.  I still didn’t know exactly what he was doing there, but I figured I’d find […]

Stepping Up

“You’re going to be gone for how long?”  I squeaked. “A month,” said Mikhel.  “Maybe more, if things don’t go as planned.”  He paused a moment.  “Actually, that’s likely.  So, at least a month.”  When Mikhel told me he was going to Estonia for a while to “take care of some family matters,” it took […]