Author Archives: Ty DeLyte

About Ty DeLyte

Madame DeLyte has suffered a grave disappointment - YET AGAIN - and still believes that freedom, beauty, and truth are what's valuable, rather than vulgar cash. He'd add love to that list - but, well, what can he say about love?

On Miss Jean-Louis’

Miss Jean-Louis was born the daughter of the brief English king, Eddie 8, and Mrs. Wallis Simpson. Given the rigidly enforced morality of the time period, and the fact that Queen Vicky was his grandmother, the whole thing was hushed … Continue reading

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On Patients and Polyamory

Gentle Reader, as Pride Month has finally arrived – and there’s been considerable lack of interest in the etiquette/advice column – this will be the final installment of that particular feature as a regular thing. Therefore, next week, we’ll move … Continue reading

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Of Form and Family

Here we are again with our weekly etiquette column, Gentle Reader. This week, we focus on family matters. Our first question involves new elements in the family dynamic: How do you subtly display your dominance and be condescending to your … Continue reading

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Madame DeLyte and the Mysterious Rubies

Gentle Reader, I have long held that I would much rather receive a casket of rubies rather than an engagement band. I don’t believe in the diamond trade for a number of reasons – you can choose the artificially short … Continue reading

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Poetic Interlude CXXII

I am stripped of pretension; No longer codified, calcified, By who I am or was – might have been, might be, Those notions slipping off shoulders In a gleaming pile. You meet your mirror in artifice, craft yourself for the … Continue reading

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Of Plato and Politesse

Gentle Reader, this week’s edition of Delyte’s Deportment has a few particularly tricky situations. Let’s dive right in, shall we? Our first query also happens to be the very first submission to the column! The anonymous Gentle Reader writes: What is … Continue reading

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Which Concerns Mental Health

Gentle Reader, I’ve made no secret of my struggle with mental health. Today, for the first time, I took the plunge and confided my fears in a mental health professional. But let’s back up: some personal history, first. I first … Continue reading

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