“Guns Don’t Kill People . . .” MALES Kill People

2018-02-26T07:32:40+00:00 February 26th, 2018|

GENDER is the missing cornerstone in the dialogue around the ongoing epidemic of school shootings, gun violence, gang violence and domestic violence. As a professional working in the field of G.B.V. (“Gender Based Violence”) for the last 16 years, I am exasperated. I have worked with groups of men (including many gang members) in one [...]

How Did “Black Panther” Make So Much Money? Black Dollars Matter, Black Lives Matter, & Black Hero’s Matter

2018-02-19T07:37:28+00:00 February 19th, 2018|

              Wakanda is here to stay---and white supremacists and racist Hollywood dam well better get used to it.   The long weekend is not even over and Marvel’s “Black Panther” has already broken records in both global and domestic ticket sales. According to the New York Times, on February [...]

Men’s Quick Mental Health-Hygiene Checklist

2018-02-12T06:12:10+00:00 February 12th, 2018|

We get one body and one shot at life. So make it a dam good shot. Honor your mental health, physical health, and spiritual health. As the last millennium was flipping over, everything in my life was flipping over (and upside down.) I was going through a very difficult divorce and had major economic and [...]

Does Your Workout Include a Spiritual Practice?

2018-02-05T04:23:39+00:00 February 5th, 2018|

Author at a Temple We as men are under siege in a lifeless, dead, concrete jungle. ONLY our spirits, spiritual power, and creative imaginations can transcend these barriers. We all know we are supposed to exercise in some way, shape, or form daily.  Whether most men do or not is questionable. There are [...]

Men & Death

2018-01-28T07:36:11+00:00 January 28th, 2018|

Irish Graveyard   Men cannot “fix” death. The alleged prowess and magnitude of man’s magnificence, awesome power, and ability to transcend circumstances hits a dead end wall encountering death. Men cannot “fix” death.  Hence, death irritates and unsettles men to no end. Men were not designed to deal with death. Even less so [...]

Will “Black Panther” Ignite a Revolution?

2018-01-21T11:30:29+00:00 January 21st, 2018|

How can a mere Comic Book Movie have the potential to change the face of American politics?  History teaches us revolutions often ignite from less than zero. Marvel "Black Panther" Movie Most revolutions ignite due to some “small” inciting incident. The Russian Revolution kicked off due to a late delivery of Rye bread, [...]

Treat Yourself to a Taste of the Ocean

2018-01-07T15:10:46+00:00 January 7th, 2018|

Photo by author Learn to surf when you get past 50.  It is humbling and enjoyable. It pushes you to extremes in both courage and lung capacity. It is cold and sobering. It will wake you up and let you feel your “aliveness.”  Old dogs can learn new tricks. Having spent a year [...]

2018 Is a Brand New Game

2017-12-31T22:52:47+00:00 December 31st, 2017|

“Old tricks and strategies do not work. Your grandpa’s and dad’s tool kit are not adequate to fix the broken things these days.”   Given the unsettling changes politically and culturally this past year in America, it is clear that 2018 will call for new tools and approaches to ride these changes. will be a [...]

2018 Calls for Men to become Warriors of Peace

2017-12-24T20:38:31+00:00 December 24th, 2017|

“To choose the path of a Warrior of Peace is not easy, but it creates a life filled with love, power, and significance.” 2017 was a year of shame for our bloody county. The blood that cried out from the ground took its vengeance upon those of us in the land of the living.  Race [...]