Children have to be prepared for life, and they need to learn about it, and they need to experience it! Children are far more capable than anybody lets them be. And if we don't let them be responsible from the earliest age they possibly can, what do they become? Irresponsible! Is anybody surprised?
PS: The most fantastic thing happened when sending this newsletter out by email. The first reply I got was a robot-reply from a British ISP, which told me that my email had be "blocked for profanity". Their email server does not allow any emails with profanity!
Letter of the week, from Jameson
I enjoyed the recent letter that was posted by Mike, and found it in particular interesting to me as I'm 21, and I've enjoyed DOMAI for a couple of years. I was introduced to the pleasures of DOMAI by none other then my father.
I look back on it now and realize that back then I didn't really care, I was much more into the quick porn fix. But I went back occasionally with my father's password that I found later. It grew on me, I found myself drawn to the porn sites less and less.
My parents have a very civilized view about these things and I thank them very much for raising me the way that they did. I learned to drink young, I was enjoying wine with my parents by age 12 or 13. And its amazing, I've never gotten drunk in my whole life except for a mishap when I was REALLY young and discovered something I shouldn't. I don't even feel the urge to. College students around me desire all the time to get "smashed," "bombed," "shit-faced." All I can feel is pity because I know its useless to try to dissuade them from this path. And its one of the largest reasons I've been looking forward to graduating.
My few main hopes in my life remain to find a woman that can truly appreciate my appreciation of beauty, that I can appreciate her beauty among other things, and that I will be able to pass on the values that I was given to my future children, and in that way make my own positive impact on the world.
Fine art nudes © Andrey Slastyonoff and Robin Walmsley