Wilder Man Dad: Thankfulness?

RECENTLY … I listened to Harry Chapin’s song, “Cat’s In The Cradle”.  Man-O-Man!  What a song!  I remember my dad and I in the car; me – – – just out of high school, and “Cat’s In The Cradle” came on the radio.  Dad’s face pensive as we listened to the words.  After the song, his […]

Wilder Man in the Fangorn: Off My (Winter) Game

Off My Game … Writers don’t always have the words. Sojourners metaphorically entering the Forest of Fangorn, unsure of what is ahead; unsure of what to do with what is ahead; unsure of what words to use; what weapons to wield in the battles to come, the battles to fight. Winter.  I’m off my game. […]

The Boys are Asking Questions

Hey, Guys … I have wanted to write this post for a while.  This is for men; this is for the sons who need good men to be in their life; this is for women who can encourage men as they feel led.  And just as importantly: this is for the young people in our […]

Fears of Wildermen

Some men fear … Not being known; Being known; Thus, some men desire to be known and … at the same time … fear being known. Men fear being ridiculed. Men fear condescension. Men fear isolation and … at the same time … desire isolation. Men fear pain. Men fear intimacy. Men fear loss, and […]

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 of 2014: Hold On To Your Hat!

I am hoping for a better year: NO BRAINER! Of course I am hoping for a better year; and, of course … you are hoping for a better year, right?  Tell me I’m right.  Tell me you are hoping for a better year.  That’s what we do, right?  We hope.  ‘Cannot stop hoping.  If we […]