Yep. I was Scrooge.
Dec23

Yep. I was Scrooge.

by Dave K Last night I took my family to see “A Christmas Carol.” It’s become a tradition for us, and is really one of the few holiday traditions we celebrate.  I’ve seen this show many many times, but this one hit me especially hard. For decades, I was a Scrooge when it came to Christmas. I could rant and rant about killing trees, and commercialism, and phony temporary brotherhood. I was a humbug through and...

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How we feel emotions in our Body
Jan30

How we feel emotions in our Body

by Boysen Hodgson Research done by a group of scientists, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals some interesting facts about how human beings experience emotions in their bodies. For men involved in the ManKind Project, it was a nice affirmation of what we’ve been teaching and practicing for nearly 30 years. In the ManKind Project, we see and hear men struggle to describe or name what...

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Emotionally Closed Off: Healing Pain and Learning to Love
Dec22

Emotionally Closed Off: Healing Pain and Learning to Love

By Gonzalo Salinas On the Tiny Buddha site, I found an amazing article by Joanna Warwick, a writer and a therapist who writes about Love, Emotions and Relationships. The article talks about the brave action of opening your heart, even when life has taught you to close it. Great reading! Letting go came with what seemed like an ocean of tears and unchartered anger, which I shouted, screamed, swore, prayed, talked, and physically used...

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Creating Candor: blog post by Alain Hunkins
Oct28

Creating Candor: blog post by Alain Hunkins

Editor’s Note: by Gonzalo Salinas The Oxford Dictionary defines the word candor like this: candor Syllabification: (can·dor)  Pronunciation: /ˈkandər, -ˌdôr/ noun : The quality of being open and honest in expression; frankness: a man of refreshing candor I just found another way to explain that word: In this family story, simple and tender, Alain Hunkins brings a new meaning to that word and how to apply it on our daily lives. I...

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Waiting for the Blessing of My Father
Oct02

Waiting for the Blessing of My Father

By Gonzalo Salinas In October it will be ten years since I’ve seen my father. I remember clearly the last time I saw him. We were at the National Airport in Lima. Let me back-track. The flight to Miami was at 8 pm. For international flights, you are supposed to check in three hours in advance or risk missing the flight. I was at home, waiting for my father to say goodbye at 6 pm. Still a fifteen minute drive away from the...

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To all my MKP Brothers, Especially the Straight Ones
Jul18

To all my MKP Brothers, Especially the Straight Ones

by Edmond Manning To All My MKP Brothers, Especially The Straight Ones I had a tooth brush in my mouth and was contemplating sleep when my overnight guest, a straight man, said to me, “I have a real problem with gay men.” As a gay man, hearing this statement from a guest in my own home was not exactly comforting. Was this the beginning of an ugly conflict? What hard words might come out next? I should back up. Eight years ago,...

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