Defending the Raven

Bisexual. Married. Man. Open. Read On.

1,051,200 Minutes

(Bonus points for catching the reference of the title. Hints: It’s a perversion of the original. It’s the same as last time. My girlfriend got it last time – did you?)


It was been 2 years since I started this blog. I’m actually kinda surprised I’ve lasted this long. I know there have been times when I’ve gone AWOL for weeks at a time. Then showed up and posted strong for a week or two and then disappeared. But somehow 2 years later I’m still writing. Much has changed and much has stayed the same. When I first started SR and I were still very much in the mix of exploring with others much more often. In a way I suppose the novelty has worn off some. But in another way I think we’ve created some new friendships that have allowed us outlets for our dual sexualities and being in environments that are more open has been the best thing.

For myself I know that having this blog has been incredibly useful to venting and sharing my own thoughts and feelings. I sometimes go back and read old posts and laugh over why I was getting so worked up about something. Or I see that I have grown in areas.

However, I think that the best part of having this blog is the many different people I’ve crossed paths with. Some have been other married guys happy to find someone talking about the things they feel. But the thing that has been the most surprising is the diversity of people I’ve interacted with. Single, Married, Men, Women, My age, Older, Bi, Gay, etc. etc. And the best part is that even though I have not met most in person there have been some great friendships that have developed. People that I know I can turn to for advise, to bullshit about my day, and even be a perverted flirt.

To Ben and My Girlfriend: How we have gotten so close is an oddity, but I truly feel like I would do anything you guys needed from me. Thanks for being there for me and I hope you know I’m always here for both of you.

To e.e.: It would be an incredibly dangerous thing if we lived closer to each other. You are such a giving and incredible person. You deserve so much. I hope you’ll get it all soon 😉

To WantonMaleness: Ditto for you on the first part. A whole country a part is a very, very safe thing. But it’s nice to have a truly kindred, perverted buddy out there.

To Ja#*%: With the student pass the teacher? Only time with tell I suppose.

To Nate: Ours has been an off and on thing, but even with that your journey has been the one that has been the most inspirational and frightening for me.

To Evan: Your varying blogs over time may have had the biggest influence on me because you represented the possibilities. That sometimes the who’s and what’s that we are in life are not mutually exclusive. And you’re just a damn cool guy.

To Jefferson, Vivian, AAG, Bi Guy: Your blogs have been inspirational in some of the most exciting ways. Thanks!

To the rest – the people who comment randomly – the people who just read: Thanks for being there.

So enough of the mushy stuff. My gift to you as a treat to celebrate my 2nd blogiversary…

SORRY… Took it down… You throw a little porn up on your blog for fun and people start to judge you. Jeez! I never realized that people were so damn personal about their porn preferences. SERIOUSLY!

But the real real I took it down is because it was annoying me that it would play right away and loudly. Ah well. Happy Blogiversary to me anyway!


June 14, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Congratulations, Brother Raven. Keep on truckin’.

    Comment by Jefferson | June 14, 2007 | Reply

  2. Rent. Theatre geek. ;-D

    Congratulations. I hope we all meet before the next one!


    Comment by Viviane | June 14, 2007 | Reply

  3. Dammit all. Send me whatever the F*** you put up here. What WAS it?Why am I always a frickin’ day late and a dollar short?

    Oh. Sorry. Forgot this post wasn’t about ME. Shit.
    Happy blogiversary, darling, sexy, Mark.
    Yes, if we all lived near each other, I think you, SR and I would be getting (and giving) plenty.
    A adore you both very much.

    Comment by e.e. | June 14, 2007 | Reply

  4. You know I wouldn’t have been strong enough to start my journey without your guiding me every step of the way.

    Thanks for being so unselfish and giving.

    Damn, I wanted to be the first to comment! Congrats Jefferson.

    Comment by Ja#*% | June 15, 2007 | Reply

  5. Congrats on two years. Quite a milestone these days. And yes, a country between us mught be a very safe thing indeed.

    Comment by WM | June 17, 2007 | Reply

  6. Congratulations baby.

    Comment by AlwaysArousedGirl | June 30, 2007 | Reply

  7. I guess it’s been longer than I thought that I haven’t stopped by. Congrats on two years!


    Comment by Anonymous | July 11, 2007 | Reply

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