Category: Editor’s Note

Daddy Tom is the publisher and founder of Great Lakes Den. He lives in Chicago with his pup. He can be contacted at editor@greatlakesden.net.

Editor’s Note: When Life Interrupts

All of you may have noticed a sudden drop in activity on this site. There’s a good reason for that. On June 17, my husband Jeff had a minor medullar stroke. He still has all his mental faculties and memories and can communicate just fine. However, he is unable to swallow and needs a walker…

Editor’s Note: What Is Inclusivity?

Inclusivity has been a topic in the leather community recently. Most noticeably, it’s popped up after CLAW with a petition and with IML with this article. It is an issue that needs to be discussed. But here’s one question I have that hasn’t been asked: What EXACTLY is inclusivity in leather? Seriously. It’s become the…

Editor’s Note: A Region to be Proud of

Another IML down. I’ve actually started to lose count of how many I have attended. I started to cover IML when this site was called the Midwest Ursine and focused on the bear community. Except for 2009 (where I was completely burned out and stepped back from the leather community) and 2010 (when I was…

Editor’s Note: Old Dog and the New Pack

If you hadn’t already guessed from my byline, I’m into pup play. I know, shocker. However, unlike the current generation of pups working on drowning the world with licks, I’m actually a bit of an old dog. Pup play wasn’t my entry into leather and kink. And ten years ago, when I first started barking,…