Declared Elders of the ManKind Project
Feb07

Declared Elders of the ManKind Project

From Terry Jones The men over fifty in the ManKind Project are our elders. But, do we accept them as elders or do we expect them first to declare? We define a declared elder as an elder who has self chosen to serve by declaring himself an elder of and in his community. Many MKP men expect an elder to declare himself. Have you considered, however, what the status of an elder is in your view if he has not declared? More, do you have any...

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Eric Erickson: The Life Cycle
Jan24

Eric Erickson: The Life Cycle

Ken Gilbert talks about Elderhood. Erik Erikson – Developmental Psychoanalyst Stage 8. Late adulthood (from 60 years) Psychosocial Crisis: Ego Integrity vs. Despair Ego Quality: Wisdom Main Question: “What kind of life have I lived?” As we move toward the end of our lives, if we can look back on good times with gladness, on hard times with self-respect, and on mistakes and regrets with forgiveness then we will find a...

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Elder Blessing in the Family
Jan03

Elder Blessing in the Family

by Terry Jones When my oldest son reached the age of 18 years, I felt a need to release him. I had been aware only at an intellectual level that I would need to let him go someday. It felt like he was ready not so much to be an adult but rather to be honored as a boy who was ready to consider adulthood. My wife and I planned a ceremony that would bless our son and show our respect for his individuality. On the day of his “blessing...

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Babies and children
Dec06

Babies and children

Little babies and young children make the best mentors! Seasons change. Sons mentor fathers, grandfathers learn amazing things from Their grandsons! Uncles learn from their nephews and nieces The whole world of living is turned upside down Babies and young children — these are the heart changers. They wash the hearts Of their parents and grandparents. Babies and children make the best mentors They cleanse our hearts with the...

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I’m Really Angry about Creepy Guys ~ Earl Hipp
Nov23

I’m Really Angry about Creepy Guys ~ Earl Hipp

Editors Note: This article is reprinted with permission from the Man-Making Blog, by Earl Hipp. Earl is a long time supporter of men’s work and of the work of Boys to Men – and organization that creates a safe place for boys aged 13-17 to build emotionally healthy mentoring relationships with men. I spoke with Earl on the morning this was published to gain a deeper insight into what men can do to create a new kind of...

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Salt of the Earth, a Eulogy for my Father
Nov07

Salt of the Earth, a Eulogy for my Father

Joseph Edward Corbett February 15, 1921 – October 28, 2011 by Peter Corbett A couple of years ago we had a family reunion at one of our most treasured gathering places; the Lake Mansfield Trout Club. For those who don’t know it, Lake Mansfield nestles into the steep drops at the base of the range that is the south approach to Mount Mansfield. It’s the last possible stop up what often seems an endless dirt road, especially in...

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