SkunkORama !!! Dog’s Curious, Not Smart

Nocturnal Bark … has been rare this summer, not only amongst my two dogs, but from other dogs in our woods.  The bigger, more profound, exception (with the nocturnal bark) would be when the bear comes near.  Our dogs have a distinct “bear howl-and-bark” when a bear gets close.  And the other dogs would be in league […]

Leave The Children Alone … Men, Be Good Men

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/mar/14/obama-transparency-podesta-sunshine-week   My heart truly goes out to the countless goodhearted, wise, godly, Catholics  … angry and saddened … for fellow-Catholics who have been sexually abused by Catholic priests / nuns.  Another story in the news: victims of sexual abuse, perpetrated upon by Catholic priests, get a settlement (Seattle). *”The Archdiocese of Seattle … to pay […]

Problem Solving, Men

“Bro: yes, there is a problem.  Now, what?” A friend from the distant past had a sign above his door: “Now, what?” I connected with the question, my thoughts and my strategies a part of “Now, what?” Hypothetical: a man asked, “Well?  Is this a problem?  Or is it an opportunity?”  I smiled at the […]

Men Who Are Pre-Suicidal

Many men have these types of mantras: Leave dust, or eat dust; Nice guys finish last; It sucks to be you; Its a harsh world; Each man for himself. And there are other men who are: Emotionally or psychologically paralyzed; Wounded; Having racing thoughts; Isolated; Hopeless; Overwhelmed with futility. Neither list is exhaustive. The man […]

Remembrance of 11, September, 2001

The grief, the thankfulness, both happening in a place where the choices are made … to NOT forget the attack on the U.S., September 11, 2001. That morning I walked into the men’s shelter I worked at, the chapel, and stood with a group of guys I worked with, looking up at the huge screen […]

Men and PG-13 Movies … Choose Wisely

Hey, fellas … or is it “fellows”?  I think I’ll stick with “fellas”. I actually go to our county library to check out movies, because they are less inexpensive (FREE ! !).  Call me old-fashioned / a bit eccentric.  No problem.  Several months ago, my wife and I agreed that “R” movies were not an […]