And That’s Why California Is A Swing State

And That's Why California Is A Swing State | The Return of the Modern PhilosopherSwingers is one of my all time favorite movies, Modern Philosophers, but sometimes, hearing the title of the flick sends shivers down my spine.

I rarely talk about my marriage on the blog, and there are several reasons for that.  I’d rather leave the past in the past, there’s no sense in opening up old wounds, and there are things that happened during that time in my life that I still have difficulty talking about twenty years later.

This week, I decided it was time to tell one of those stories. I’m falling deeply in love with Melissa, and I want her to understand why I’m so quirky, weird, and difficult when it comes to certain topics.

Putting this story down on paper, and then asking My Sweet Irish Girlfriend to help me edit it, was a great way to tell her about something I rarely discuss.

An interesting and amazing story spilled out of me, but it’s definitely something that doesn’t belong on the pages of this blog.  It’s a little too out there for the Otherworldly Beings that consider this blog their refuge.

Luckily, my friends at The Good Men Project were willing to give it a home.

I would love for you to read it because I like telling you stories, and this is one that will most certainly get the Deep Thoughts flowing.

And That's Why California Is A Swing State | The Return of the Modern PhilosopherI will warn you, though, it involves moving to California and sharing a house with a couple of swingers.  Not the Jon Favreau/Vince Vaughn movie kind, but the kind that has sex with other couples.

If that kind of subject matter isn’t your cup of tea, then I understand why you won’t rush over to read the post.

Don’t worry, this blog will remain Family Friendly, just not Family Friendly in the way my former in-laws were…

But if this intrigues you, and you want to find out about a deep, dark, freaky secret from my past, please click on the link below and head over to GMP to check it out!

A Newlywed Living In A House Of Swingers

If you like the post, could you please share it on social media?  There are share buttons at the end of the article, and it would mean a lot to me if you could send this one out into the vast interwebs for all to read.

After all, the swinging lifestyle is about sharing!

Thank you, Modern Philosophers, for supporting me as I spread my writing wings.

I also want to thank The Good Men Project for being willing to share my wilder stories, and Melissa for helping me to edit that post while also being incredibly understanding about my past.

You’re all so money, and you don’t even know it!

Sorry, I just had to put a reference to the movie Swingers in there to get my mind focused on the positive meaning of that word again…

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About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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20 Responses to And That’s Why California Is A Swing State

  1. I haven’t read your wild post yet, but I just wanted to compliment you on your taste in movies. Swingers is quite the awesome flick and features the great swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Now that I’m thinking about it, I’d like to watch it tonight, but I have other cinematic fish to fry.

  2. rowanaliya says:

    Crazy story! I know idea you had such a seedy backstory from your quiet life in Maine. I like it, adds character. 😉

  3. Glenda says:

    I have read your wild post. You do understand that there are people out here that are, if not normal, we’re not…jaded? dissipated? And now I want to see the move Swingers!

    • Austin says:

      Sure, sure, sure!

      Swingers is an awesome movie. I highly recommend it. If you like Vince Vaughn, you will love it and won’t believe how young and thin he is!

  4. Loved the wild post. Excellently written!

    Must have been bizarre, living there. How much later did your marriage end?

  5. Read your article. We all have a past, especially things we did that we don’t wish to share with our family, especially our children. I admire your ability to share such a controversial subject matter, that most people judge harshly, because they wish they had an open marriage/strong marriage to be able to swing.
    Shine On

  6. Austin, I kind of knew there must have been something you weren’t telling about your life, but I never expected that. Neither wonder you got the hell out of Dodge. Thank you for sharing that story and it couldn’t have been an easy thing to do. Respect to your good lady for not telling you to get lost after reading, and editing, that tale of sorrow. Hopefully you two will move from here and make some beautiful memories together.

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