- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 lbs. ground beef
- 2 tsp garlic
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 1 bag (about 12 ounces) frozen California mixture vegetables
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
- Pinch of sugar
- ½ lbs pound pasta
Sprinkle the herbs and pepper over the meat, add salt to taste, and mix in well.
This years annual celebration of leather folk, IML, has just concluded. It is fitting to take this time to remember the distinguished gentleman who started these functions: Robert Davolt. Although Robert lost his short battle with cancer twelve years ago his spirit is still felt in leather circles around the world.
Davolt was a multi-talented and prolific writer, editor, publisher, businessman and leatherman. He was best known for being the last editor of Drummer, the pioneering and iconic leather magazine, and for being the executive producer of the International Mr. Drummer contest.
After Drummer ceased publication in 1999 Davolt wrote for many others, edited several issues of Bound & Gagged, and wrote an online column that had a readership of nearly 125,000!
In 2003 he published his first book, Painfully Obvious: An Irreverent & Unauthorized Manual for Leather/SM. Davolt’s next book, nicknamed GotterDrummerung: Twilight of the Odds, was to have been his full account of the demise of Drummer Magazine.
Davolt distinguished himself by his integrity, intelligence, high standards and brutal honesty.
Davolt’s sense of leather propriety even extended to his frequent admonitions to his readers to tip their bartenders, and to tip appropriately: “ . . . if you can hear the tip hit the bar, you are being too cheap. Someone is bound to think you are straight.
In his final column for Leatherpage.com he invited his readers to do what he had done his entire life: “ . . . if I have taught anything—if I leave you with anything—DO NOT accept second rate for yourselves. Always question; always challenge; always ask ‘why.’ Do what you want, but do your very best and do it to the very best standards you can establish.”