Men, Sex, & Spirit

When was the last time you connected men with both sex and spirit?  The stereotype of men constantly wanting and needing sex still dominates our popular culture.  And now we’re also getting the message that women are just as yearning for sex as men.  Loud and clear!...

Are you Retired from Living?

I love old movies, especially those from the late 1930’s through the mid-fifties.  During and after World War II, male film actors depicted the “everyman” character in a wide variety of styles.  They not only honored the American male at his best, but also at his most...

For Men Only: A New Initiative

This week, after a couple of years of thought (I tend to move slowly with new things), I began a new Meetup group called For Men Only in Malden; Men supporting men.  So far I’ve planned two continuing events for this group which will begin mid-September and will run...

My Affair with Depression

Like a dysfunctional lover, depression has barged into and out of my life repeatedly.  It was a most often situational rather than chronic, usually occasioned by some incident that pushed me beyond my limits.  My depression expressed itself as anger, righteous...

Dealing with Tough Emotions

It’s a truism in America that women deal with emotions better than men.  I’m not sure about that.  I have a lot of female friends who struggle with their difficult emotions just as much as men, only differently.  Men, especially of older generations, tend to keep...