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 [...]

Let us Rejoice in Hollywood’s Fall

2017-12-04T14:25:14+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

“We are mad as hell, and we are not going to take this anymore." --- Howard Beale, from the film, “Network.”   Hear ye, hear ye . . . Babylon is falling! Hallelujah. Weinstein’s fall was the first sacrifice of the Old Order, the inglorious “Old Boys Club” that makes up Hollywood. When the testimonies [...]

Are ‘Men’s Fitness’ Routines Damaging Your Health?

2017-10-15T14:04:47+00:00 October 15th, 2017|

Author Frank Blaney challenges men’s popular conceptions what it means to be “healthy” and “fit.” Are we killing ourselves by imitating “men’s fitness” hype? American men of all ages are subjected to ‘body shaming.’  Not nearly to the degree that the women in our society are, but still enough to cause psychological and physical damage. [...]

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 [...]

Why are Men so Fearful of Healing? An Open Letter to My Brothers.

2017-07-19T09:33:09+00:00 July 19th, 2017|

As modern men seek healthier paradigms of masculinity, we must provide “counter-stories” for the young men and boys in our world. June 12, 2017 by Frank Blaney  For a man to commit to healing is to open their innermost being to the chaotic unpredictability of the Universe. To feel her profound caress is to risk [...]