Today is the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. As we have done every year for the past 21 years, Spouse and I are hosting our annual “No Senior is Alone Thanksgiving Feastival.” This is the only time each year that we host guests. Otherwise, except for my family, we do not entertain visitors.

Posts linked below describe what this event is, so I will not repeat. What I wanted to do in this post is to express my own grateful feelings for…
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Wearing Leather Builds Self-Confidence

As some people, including me, have said over time — it takes guts to wear certain articles of clothing out in public, especially if others are not accustomed to seeing you wearing such items such as boots and/or leather garments (besides a leather jacket.)

I cannot tell you how many people have written to me or searched this blog about “men wearing boots to the office / church / in general.” Same goes for wearing leather pants or jeans, which I wrote about in my last blog post.

The general gist of these questions have been concerns about…
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Comfort In Leather

This blog has its roots in promoting the natural feel of comfort of wearing boots and leather garments. For the past several months (years?), I have strayed a bit from the boots-n-leather blogging to share more personal musings about my life, same-sex marriage, travel, motorcycle riding as a guy ages, (lots of “as a guy ages” posts), and other material not related to the roots of this blog.

Having learned of the unfortunate death of CalRider, the founder of the “Gear365” movement, I have discovered more and more of his great work in video, writings, and social media. I decided that I would describe my own feelings and recommendations about wearing leather, in tribute to a man I never met or corresponded with, but who is sort of a younger, more hip, more fit, more articulate, and much more attractive me.

So here goes… why wear leather? … (more after the jump)
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Wearing Leather While Flying

#Gear365Way early on this blog, I wrote a number of posts about “air travel with leather gear.” I wrote those posts as a service to Leathermen who may be flying to attend events like Mid-Atlantic Leather or International Mr. Leather. The posts and website content have been based on my experience in flying over 2 million air miles in my lifetime, as well as “kinda liking” to wear leather garments.

Those posts linked to my website where I…
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