The Armor That Sinks Men
Nov06

The Armor That Sinks Men

Guest post by Snake Bloomstrand I accidentally discovered armor when my Father died. I’d been unaware until a confrontation with a neighbor revealed how guarded I’d become. She’d learned of my Father’s death and asked, “How are you?” “Fine,” I replied. “Fine?” She asked, “How can you be fine? Your Father just died.” The skepticism reflected in her eyes caused me to doubt myself and wonder if I was missing something. Her question...

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Dear Brothers, from Mike Morrell
Oct17

Dear Brothers, from Mike Morrell

Guest post by Mike Morrell, from MikeMorrell.org  Dear Brothers: Have you noticed it? We’re entering a sea-change. For generations, our unconscious actions and ways of being toward women went unnoticed, were accepted by default, or even celebrated. But in the public sphere, the tide is turning. These altered currents arguably started with Bill Cosby. Then Donald Trump, Roger Ailes, and Bill O’Reilly (“the conservatives”) crested the...

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Arm Your Children
Sep19

Arm Your Children

by Snake Bloomstrand We are raising a generation of armored children. “Don’t talk to strangers,” we warn and for good reason. The polar bears are dying! – Black lives matter – Leaders are not to be trusted – and lets not neglect the daily wave of tragedy washing across countless screens at the swipe of a child’s finger. There are endless reasons for a child to armor-up and we encourage it. I’m a fan of armor God knows we...

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Tough or Nice? Which Should A Leader Choose?
Sep10

Tough or Nice? Which Should A Leader Choose?

There’s an archetype that’s been around for a long time in business:  the Great Man. It’s based on the belief that an extraordinary individual can save the day.  It’s personified by the work of the actor John Wayne:  the hero rides into town, and makes everything okay.  The End.  Fade to black.  Roll the credits. The Great Man is a Grit Man.  He’s determined to persevere through challenges no matter what....

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Aggrieved Entitlement and Evolved Masculinity
Jun15

Aggrieved Entitlement and Evolved Masculinity

Let’s face it, together. Aggrieved Entitlement is a term I picked up from Michael Kimmel. It is the existential state of fear about having my ‘rightful place’ as a man questioned … challenged … deconstructed. Aggrieved entitlement is being told ‘No’ when the prevailing mythos of the culture has taught that I have a ‘right’ to something because of my birth (as male, as white,...

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ManKind Project Durango Helping Teens in High School
Jun02

ManKind Project Durango Helping Teens in High School

by Tim Birchard The MKP Durango Area Community in southwest Colorado recently collaborated with Durango School District 9R and other local organizations to host the 2nd Annual ‘Keys To High School Success’ conference for 8th grade boys transitioning to high school.The conference, a character development opportunity for more than 200 boys (up from 90 boys served last year), featured workshops focused on nurturing Responsibility,...

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