© John O’Brien
Bearinboots@yahoo.com. An endless list of emails show up in my mailbox when I enter that search phrase.
You were my guide when I took my first steps in our fetish community and rebooted the Mr Leather Belgium title. Your contribution to Darklands has been essential, particularly for the Mr Leather Belgium and European Bootblack elections. Together we wrote the contest rules, invited judges, and took care of the legal issues.
Although communicating with you was sometimes challenging! “I can’t open the file because I’m still running Vista” or “I dropped coffee on my computer and it’s not working anymore” There was always enough drama to keep The Bold and the Beautiful running for another year or two.
You have been a guide to many people around the world. In your own quirky way, you connected people in our community. That has resulted in new clubs, new elections, and new events. You lived for our community, you loved it, you were one with it.
I am grateful to have had such a guide in this world. My only regret is that we never got to have that dinner I promised you. We tried several times, but your health or personal situation prevented it from happening. Now it will never be.
You are missed sweet giant.