Dude. Nothin’ better than a little grab-ass!

Sometimes, David and I will be just standing somewhere and I’ll feel his hand on my butt. Not rough or demanding… just gentle and like it’s us… just being David and Ben and understanding how much a simple touch can mean.


We’ve just started our second week of school and it’s a whole new experience. We have a new school building with six full-time teachers plus one part-time (Janette). Chad says we have twelve and a half teachers because Dub, Bella, Travon and the other kids are all busy helping us teach the new kids.
Our school is different than most. We don’t have grades… as in first, second, third, etc. All our kids are just students on various levels of accomplishment. Travon, for example is level five (highest) in math, arts and Spanish, but level two in English and communications. The kids go to classrooms determined by their achievement level. It’s a bit confusing at first, but they catch on quickly and they’re always learning – and being challenged at their current level.
We had a wonderful Labor Day holiday at the “hawks nest” with literally everyone here. The grandparents loved having the kids in Springfield for a few days and it was an excellent break for the kids (and dads 🙂 ). It’s hard to believe summer is almost over and fall is about to arrive. I love the crisp, cool, fresh mornings and a chance to pull out the jeans and flannel shirts. It won’t be long before it’s time for pumpkin pie and hot buttered run. Love you guys. Ben

Dude. You’re crackin’ us up!

Our last (and only) “butt cracks” post was on Sept. 20, 2017. We were welcoming Denny and Dave back from vacation at the time. These pics really are a voyeur’s delight!

The entire Northland gang went out to dinner yesterday evening. We were all suffering from a bit of “cabin fever” and too much college basketball on t.v. We were all seated at our table when I got a text from Alex who had just returned from the mens’ room. The text said “You need to go to the rest room – and on your way, check out one of the dudes sitting at the bar. He’s hunched over a beer and flashing about 3 or 4 inches of one of the prettiest hairy butt cracks you’re likely to ever see.” I promptly excused myself and headed to the mens’ room. The scenery was as lovely as Alex had promised, so when I returned to the table, I forwarded the text to David, who decided he too, needed to visit the mens’ room. By the time our food arrived, all of the guys had visited the mens’ room. You’d have thought we were all suffering from urinary tract infections or something 🙂

You’re never fully dressed without a smile!

Saturday was the boys’ monthly sleep-over at Austin’s house” Ty and Damien do a great job on this. They take the boys out to dinner – then to the “Main Event” for games – then the boys spend the night in the media room playing video games and watching movies. They even have a theater style popcorn maker the guys think is about the neatest thing since crank ice-cream. So, Austin, Dub, Erik and Travon had a big night for sure!
Since the boys were going to be gone, Ben and I invited Rick, Keon, Chad and Raef over for home-made pizza and to watch NFL games. Of course, Keon and Rick made the salad and put in a bunch of “special greens.” After the Bears heartbreaking loss to the Eagles, we made a huge pitcher of margaritas… grabbed some joints… and headed to the hot tub. We didn’t know what Raef would think about being naked with a bunch of dudes in the hot tub, but he seemed o.k. with it. After we’d been in the water for a while, he wanted to talk so we turned the pump down to “recirculate” so it wouldn’t be so loud. He said he’d never been around any gay guys before. Said he didn’t know what to expect – but he said “Hell. You’re just regular guys. I mean, you like sports and dogs and have kids and… umm…I don’t know. You’re just not what I thought gay guys would be like.” Keon grinned and said “What did you think gay guys would be like?” Raef thought for a couple of minutes and said, “I don’t know. I mean, I guess I thought you might be all swishy and dress up like girls and do stuff like that.” Keon said “Well. Sure we do that kind of stuff. But only when there’s a full moon.” We all laughed and had another drink. We asked Raef if he’d ever been married and he said he had been. Said it lasted almost five years but they broke up because he wanted kids and she wanted a career. He said it got to where all they were doing was fighting, so they called it quits.
Anyway, Raef said he didn’t think there was anything wrong with guys being gay. He said he guessed he could even understand dudes having sex with each other. He just didn’t think he could ever kiss another dude. He thought that would probably be too weird as far as he’s concerned. We turned the jets back on… drank and smoked some more… and after a while, Chad surprised us – (and Raef!!!) – by putting his arm around his neck and giving him a big, sloppy kiss- right on his mouth. It was real quiet for a while… then Raef had sort of a silly grin on his face and said “Fuck. I guess maybe I was wrong about that, too.” We all thought it was hilarious.
So – despite the Bears’ loss, it was a good evening. The whole gang is planning to get together over at Chad’s house for the Chiefs-Colts game on Saturday. There’s supposed to be snow. GO CHIEFS!