#RealTalk: Equitable Parenting
Jun20

#RealTalk: Equitable Parenting

by Joe Carr I consider myself a pretty mature, independent man. But it wasn’t until I became a father that I realized how much I relied on my wife.  When Della was born, all of Serenity’s attention rightfully went to the baby, and I discovered how much emotional and practical support I had grown dependent on.  It’s hard to admit, but on an unconscious level I still want someone to take care of me. Now suddenly my wife has an actual...

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Into the Dark
Jun17

Into the Dark

by Randall Richard Rogers Let me be clear right from the start. It’s conceivable you are looking at this photo, taking into account the Facebook page you’re on, and, noticing our proximity to Ely, Minnesota and the Boundary Waters. It’s not the moon over those pristine waters. It’s David Kaar’s flashlight shining into the black night off the dock where he’s desperately hoping a boat is coming to...

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Leonard Szymczak on Fatherhood & Maturity with the ManKind Project USA
May21

Leonard Szymczak on Fatherhood & Maturity with the ManKind Project USA

A conversation with Leonard Szymczak about fatherhood, his TEDx talk, and the evolution of men’s work, with MKP USA’s Communications Director Boysen Hodgson.  Szymczak has been a marriage and family therapist for over 30 years, and part of a men’s group for over 35 years.  “Men are floundering … and we definitely need to be connected through a men’s group.”  “The men’s movement has...

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On the Impacts of Pornography
Dec02

On the Impacts of Pornography

An in depth conversation about pornography with Joerg Calvis of the ManKind Project Germany, founder of the ‘Open Green Heart’ (https://humanmankind.com/) problem, and Gary Wilson, author, researcher, and creator of the site ‘Your Brain On Porn’ (http://yourbrainonporn.com).  In this conversation we explore:  the ‘old’ porn vs. the ‘new’ porn voyeurism vs agency novelty, repetition, and...

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Go see the great Carlini
Oct22

Go see the great Carlini

A Yom Kippur Sermon from David Burstein about facing mental illness as a community.

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Asking for What I Want – guest post from Erin Brandt
Oct07

Asking for What I Want – guest post from Erin Brandt

I want women to fight for men.
And I want men to fight for women.
So that NEITHER lets the other be put down, made fun of, or disrespected.

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Being a Sexually Authentic, Conscious and Empowered Man
Jul18

Being a Sexually Authentic, Conscious and Empowered Man

Galen Fous talks about his experience bringing authenticity and consciousness to men’s sexual lives.

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Finding My Way Back Home
Jun03

Finding My Way Back Home

by Bruce Mulkey, originally published on his blog, brucemulkey.com It was a warm June evening in 1961, the night of my graduation from Tullahoma High School. I’d just returned to Tennessee from playing in a high school all-American football game in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and was feeling cocky and impatient, eager to get the post-graduation celebration underway. As we sang the final notes of our alma mater, however, I was seized...

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Creating Heaven on Earth
Dec25

Creating Heaven on Earth

by Boysen Hodgson Three questions might just change the world. I spoke with New Warrior Martin Rutte this month about the history and vision of his book, “Project Heaven on Earth; The 3 simple questions that will help you change the world … easily.” Rutte has been changing the world for decades. As the co-author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work” with Jack Canfield, Martin has had the extraordinary...

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I am the sky, and so are you
Dec20

I am the sky, and so are you

From the Department of … Share. by Dave Klaus, reprinted with permission I was on such a roll the last several months, and then the fires came and the air that tasted like fear and destruction and people living in tents in the parking lot of the fairgrounds, it tasted like standing around a raging bonfire and you can’t find a spot where the smoke isn’t blowing right into your face no matter how many times you move. I...

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Proud Fierce Papa Bear – Bill Konigsberg on Standing Up for LGBT Youth
Nov20

Proud Fierce Papa Bear – Bill Konigsberg on Standing Up for LGBT Youth

by Boysen Hodgson Shared with permission from Bill Konigsberg. Bill Konigsberg has long been a man with a fierce purpose for his life. He’s an award winning Young Adult (YA) fiction author who writes poignant, powerful, and hopeful stories about LGBTQ youth. “Out of the Pocket,” “Openly Straight,” “Honestly Ben,” “The Porcupine of Truth,” and his latest, “The Music of What...

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12 Rules for Being a Great Man Part 2
Nov14

12 Rules for Being a Great Man Part 2

12 Rules for Being a Great Man: How to Be Wildly Successful at the Game of Life Part 2 by Jed Diamond, reprinted with permission. This is a longer article than most I write, but one that I believe is very important in today’s world. If we only read the headlines in the news, we might conclude that men are failing at life. This is the time to embrace our greatness. If you haven’t already, I suggest you read Part 1 first. Rule #7:...

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12 Rules for Being a Great Man Part 1
Nov14

12 Rules for Being a Great Man Part 1

12 Rules for Being a Great Man Part 1: How to Be Wildly Successful at the Game of Life by Jed Diamond, reprinted with permission. also see Part 2 I’ve always liked rules and I know I’m not alone. Social scientist Joyce F. Benenson says “Boys have an incredible reverence for rules. From early childhood, boys begin to generate rules, to negotiate changes in rules, and to argue over broken rules and appropriate penalties.” She goes on to...

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Encounters with Shakespeare
Oct26

Encounters with Shakespeare

by Rob Peck When the last bell rang at 2:55 pm, three years after I’d left I returned to Tenafly High. The hallways of my old high school hadn’t changed. Hopefully homeroom assignments hadn’t either. Just before 3 o’clock I slipped into Room 212. Frank Spada (my 11th grade English Teacher) sat at his desk, head down, right hand gliding a ballpoint pen across a page. I stood motionless, my mind replaying the...

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Considering the Autumn – an Elder Journey
Oct15

Considering the Autumn – an Elder Journey

by Terry Jones In considering the stages of my life I often think about the seasons. Spring was about birth. Summer was a time of blossoming, growing up. Autumn is a time of harvest. Autumn asks that we harvest our long life experience—that we be wise in the ways of garnering and keeping. But it also asks that we learn to let go… And Winter is about completion.   DH Lawrence saw this darkly.   “Now it is autumn and the falling fruit...

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Elderhood & the Elder Journey Video Series
Sep13

Elderhood & the Elder Journey Video Series

The Path of the Elder and the Elderhood Video Series By Terry Jones, eagle grounded by dog There is a stage of life beyond adulthood.  The older men of MKP call it elderhood. Before the Industrial Era older people who were still on the land, accessible to the family and the community often acted as sources of wisdom, celebrants and mentors. They resided at the center of the village until they died ready to support the young in their...

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Mr. Sacco
Aug15

Mr. Sacco

This last four days I’ve been deep in the woods and water of Ontario. I was spending time with a man I first met in fifth grade at Earle Brown Elementary School. He was my teacher then and still is today … some 50 years later. Joe used to smuggle art books into school for me, from his own collection. Rembrandt, DaVinci, Van Gogh, Picasso, and my personal favorite Michelangelo were all represented and invited to share their...

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From Dad’s Toolbox
Jun17

From Dad’s Toolbox

by Randall Rogers, Reprinted with Permission There’s a wrong I’d like to right. The man I wronged is dead, so I am asking you to hear my truth in this regard. If it resonates, so be it, or, share your truth. I was 48 when I first heard of a Warrior Weekend and the idea that there were other men in the world that wondered . . . ‘is this it, is this what being a man is?’ was foreign to me. I was hungry for the...

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Miracles
May30

Miracles

by Vince Chafin, Flying in to Rapid City SD I see a dusting of snow sprinkled across the barren landscape. In my minds eye I can see them, millions of Buffalo that roamed freely over this plain before us, the wasi’chu’s, (the whites), flooded in and wiped the landscape of its wildness. Its a familiar vision for me as I have been to the Pine Ridge reservation a few times before. That name is not a mistake either, “Reservation”, the act...

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What is Transformation?
May09

What is Transformation?

Guest post from Jim Mitchell A group of fellow facilitators of transformation and I just ‘wrote’ this article thru a live ‘conversation’ here of FB. Fascinating. Thank you Carl Foster, Dr. Linda Larkey, Daniel McCoy and George Daranyi for your contributions. Transformation: Transformation occurs when previously unaligned forces come together at a precise moment with enough impact to head, heart, body, and soul...

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