Category Archives: Men's Work

Encourntering Evil

So I have been thinking about doing this post for months but have resisted.  Last Christmas I picked up a copy of M. Scott Peck’s People of the Lie, and devoured it.  Since a developing incident last October, I’ve had … Continue reading

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Five Friends

  A DVD worth checking out, Five Friends is a very nice examination of a seasoned man and his friendships.  I’ve watched it with my community of men in Oregon and it provided a nice space for some very good … Continue reading

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Samuel May in Pate de Verre

Samuel Joseph May was a Unitarian abolitionist minister in the 1800’s.  Over the years I’ve been collecting stories of friendship throughout history and was very moved by May’s friendship with the revolutionary abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison; a friendship marked with … Continue reading

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Magnificent Specimens

Well, running around New York City again- and before I talk about anything too serious here, saw a very fun set of work while in the Chelsea neighborhood.  Since much of my own work deals with issues around masculine identity … Continue reading

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A place to enter inside; in community.

As mentioned in a previous post I have been reading through a book that’s reflecting on the men’s movement in the 90’s. I’m finding it very assuring, and it’s getting me to reflect upon my own entrance into that community … Continue reading

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A Cry For Friendship.

There was a very nice article as of late in The Chronicle of Higher Education entitled “Faux Friendships” By William Deresiewicz (thank you Rick for sending this on to me).  It’s well worth the read. Its nice to see … Continue reading

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Two portraits of what it is to be a man.

In my late twenties I found much of what I learned about what a man was in the portraiture from the 17th and 18th centuries.  The Dutch Baroque portraits already on the surface engage the viewer with their detail, subtle … Continue reading

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