Are You A “Warrior-Healer?”

2018-05-07T09:12:56+00:00 May 7th, 2018|

What Differentiates a Warrior from a “Warrior-Healer?” Warrior-Healer               For the most part in Western culture, warriors get a bad rap in the morality department. They may be interesting to watch on a T.V. program like, “Vikings,” but you would not really want to be one, or [...]

The Endless Succession of “Nows”

2018-05-07T09:19:25+00:00 April 30th, 2018|

“I have known many sorrows, most of which never happened.” --- Mark Twain Author in South Africa             A few days ago, I was in a beautiful park in London doing my daily Qigong and Tai Chi practice.  I had been at this same location at least 25 [...]

Honor Your DNA

2018-04-23T09:11:27+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|

How do we “honor our father,” or “honor our mother” when they were destructive parents?   Irish Graveyard People who have had even the slightest exposure to the Judeo-Christian worldview and broader Western culture, have heard the Biblical saying, “Honor thy father and mother,” (Exodus 20:12, and Ephesians 6: 1-2). There are so [...]

3 Easy Tools to Rise Above Your Stress

2018-04-09T09:03:19+00:00 April 9th, 2018|

Qigong on the beach Stress is the root cause for 80 % of the visits to the doctor’s office. This is how to avoid that visit. The key factor that affects most men’s health today is not smoking, alcoholism, diabetes, drug addiction, heart disease, etc.  It is stress.  Stress is the root cause [...]

Teach the Children—About Violence

2018-03-19T10:44:15+00:00 March 19th, 2018|

Our children and their children have a right to violence-free lives. Can we not help them there by stepping up as fathers? I unexpectedly became a father of four sons at a young age. Four new lives came into my young life, forcing me to make decisions that affect vulnerable lives besides my own. Frankly, [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“A Tale of Two Cities” —7 Reasons Why London Beats Los Angeles

2017-10-22T15:32:30+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|

Frank Blaney, a life-long Angeleno points out how the radically different environments of London and Los Angeles compare for men’s health, sanity, and quality of life in this “Tale of Two Cities.” As a lifelong resident of Los Angeles (born, raised, and subjected to interminable internment) I have an intimate knowledge of “La La Land.” Yet, recently [...]