Why Men Desperately Need Old Friends

2017-10-01T15:12:06+00:00 October 1st, 2017|

There is an extremely helpful antidote for men being eaten up by distrust of our fellow man---a long term friend.  Many of the men I have known and work with over the years bear the same general baggage I haul around---“trust issues.”  Guilty as charged, indeed, I do.  Having been burned in relationships with women [...]

A Woman Taught Me How to Be a Man—by Frank Blaney

2017-09-24T15:25:27+00:00 September 24th, 2017|

“I saw the flesh and blood answer of how to be a real man---in the strength of a woman.” My mother taught me everything I know about how to be “a MAN.”  Early on in my training as a violence prevention educator, I went through a group training exercise called, “The Strongest Man You Know.”  [...]

“Why American Men Love Violence” by Frank Blaney

2017-09-17T13:48:26+00:00 September 17th, 2017|

Why do American men love violence? American males, regardless of their ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class, etc. are “baptized” into violence. American males, regardless of their ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class, etc. are “baptized” into violence. Within our political, cultural, and historical context, it is the air we first breathe upon as we exit the [...]

A ‘Man’s Intuition’? 3 Tools to Deepen Your Intuition Skills.

2017-09-10T13:26:21+00:00 September 10th, 2017|

“Most of precious knowledge we will need to survive in these cataclysmic times will not come from ‘Google.’ We draw it from the springs within our own heart---via intuition.”---Author Frank Blaney Among the hosts of stereotypes that abound in today’s rejuvenated gender wars in our culture, is the idea that women have superior intuition, above [...]

“‘Honor Your Ancestors’—3 Tools to Enhance Men’s Health by Respecting Our Roots.”

2017-09-10T13:09:56+00:00 September 10th, 2017|

by Frank Blaney The author affirms that sometimes we “Got to Go Back” to move forward. Become stronger by inviting the unconscious---into consciousness.  Let us honor our ancestors. I honor my ancestors daily, and have done so for the last four years or so.  It was a gradual shift in my heart, mostly through osmosis.  [...]

“‘Get Rich or Die Trying’ — American Men’s Path to Addictions and Depression.” by Frank Blaney

2017-08-27T07:57:17+00:00 August 27th, 2017|

American men’s path to addictions and depression are paved with good intentions. Deliverance from addictions and stress can come from pursuing our “useless” creative hobbies. Money Money Money = Addiction In these increasingly difficult economic times, we often get submerged under a lie that upholds the “American Dream” ---every moment of our waking [...]

“Trump’s Charlottesville Comments Prove He is Perfect for America—Seriously.”

2017-08-16T16:11:48+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

"We are the United States of Amnesia; we learn nothing because we remember nothing” --- Gore Vidal. I profoundly empathize with Jimmy Fallon’s heart felt monologue regarding Trump’s Charlottesville statements: “This is not Okay. This is not who we are. This is not acceptable. I refuse to live in a country like this.”  Wrong, Jimmy.  [...]

Justine Damond’s Murder is “The Chickens Coming Home to Roost”

2017-07-24T15:02:16+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

By Frank Blaney The “United” States of America has never been united. Halfway through the history of the nation, brothers fought brothers and families divided over a war about slavery and race. Race. The United States of America never was, and never will be color-blind. Eight years of a melanin-rich president (who genetically was more [...]