The first thing I have to say is that I love your blog, dude. It is very inspirational for anyone that is trying to overcome anything in their life. Although it’s not the same blog that it once was (and I can only tell this based on what you have written as I never saw your old blog) I hope you keep posting to it as I will surely keep coming back to read it. And to think — I used to think that all blogs were a total waste of time to feed an ego.
My views on Christians and church in general are very much like yours. I view many of them as hypocrites that talk the talk on Sunday and then go home and do whatever they want for the rest of the week. Sickening. I grew up Catholic and I was made to go to church every week. As soon as I got old enough to stop going — I did. Although I hate to admit it, I take some pleasure every time I open the paper or turn on the TV and find that some other priest or some preacher has gotten caught with his “hands in the cookie jar” yet again. Don’t get me wrong — I hate it that they have messed up someone else’s life — esp if it is a kid — but I usually love it that they have f-ed up their own. It’s wrong to wish ill on others and I think that it will come back to bite me some day, but I do it nonetheless.
Back to your blog — I have read every post that you have put on there since your conversion and I have soaked them all up. One thing that you said you were going to do is write more about the “behind the scenes” stuff in the business you used to be in and educate us by exposing it for what it is. So far, I have seen one such posting — about the girl who came to you begging to get her pics off the net. I would love to see more. I have bought into and believed the fantasy of this crap for far too long and when I read something that shows the truth it makes it all the more easier for me to not be tempted again.
Regardless of whether or not you put more postings like I have asked for on or not, you can rest assured that I will be back to read some more. Thank you for what you did and for what you continue to do.
Dear M.T. (and the rest of my wonderful Constant Readers),
Thank you for writing. Letters like yours are a big encouragement to me.
In response to your request:
A few readers voiced concern that my past experiences might get too graphic and cause them problems. Rather than water down what goes on behind the scenes I instead had a perfect solution fall into my lap. The Pastors of XXXChuch.com asked me to write a blog for their site called The Industry. The purpose of that blog is to do exactly what you’re asking… reveal what goes on in the adult industry, behind the scenes.
Every Wednesday I post a new blog entry. You’ll notice I just lied to you, because yesterday was Wednesday and nothing new was posted. There is a reason for that. I worked a very long day photographing a bunch of cars for one of my clients, then went to a movie to unwind. I didn’t return home until almost midnight, by which time my brain wasn’t awake enough to write much.
So… later today, after a mid-day meeting and a follow up call with a few clients, I’ll make up for that. I’m pacing myself because I have a lot to write about, but don’t want to just blurt a bunch of “stuff” out there all at once.
For those of you who want to read the details, be warned that I’ll be pretty graphic. The topics I write about are things some of you may never want to know. For those of you who do, click here to visit, then bookmark the blog.
Again, I thank you for writing.
As for updates here: last Sunday was a great service. My ex-wife’s sister and her husband surprised me by showing up for the late service. I was so happy to see them! We had lunch together and they invited me to come to their house for a visit. They have a guest room, which has been extended to me any time I’m in Sacramento. It felt very good to chat together for those few hours.
I have lots more to talk about, including a very major update/story about my little brother. But the story deserves good writing, and I’m on my way to the River Trail to spend the next hour and a half communicating with God and making myself sweat. Perhaps later this evening I’ll be able to write the piece on my brother too.
Oh, and don’t let me forget to share Bill Giovannetti’s sermon on sex. It was REALLY GOOD and very practical. You’ll all enjoy it (you can hear it on the neighborhood church podcast by clicking here).
I’m outta here for now. Time to get that heart rate up!
– Donny –