Blog Posts - Mature Masculinity



Blog 2.0?

All posts from my original blog poetry, dreams, and the body (an archive of about 350 posts created over the last six years) have been lost due to a software error in the blogging platform. All attempts to recover from … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Sep 21, 2014

Taming wild horses

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” - The Gospel of Thomas, v.70, … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Aug 17, 2014

Loving myself through failure

“You have to fail over and over in order to become a man.” ~ James Taylor, Time magazine, 1997 If James Taylor is right, then surely I must be a man by now. My failures are legion: love, work, family, … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Aug 3, 2014

Men and masculinity series: Volume one

Given that I’ve been blogging for a number of years now, and given that my circumstances haven’t permitted me to write anything new for the last several months, I thought this would be a good time to collect some of … Continue readi...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Jul 12, 2014

What is healthy masculinity?

Over the last few years, I’ve seen more attempts than I can remember to define what constitutes appropriate and proper (often characterized as “healthy”) manhood and masculinity. Some of these efforts are clear, grounded, and helpfu...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Mar 2, 2014

Goodbye, masculinity?

I was browsing tweets with the #masculinity hashtag on Twitter this morning and came across the item shown above posted by @Jfallout1212. I responded as follows: “There is a masculine mode of feeling equally as deep as feminine. Men needn’...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Jan 26, 2014

Men and grief

Male Grief: Invisible, Misunderstood, Unwanted Grief is an inevitable part of every human life, regardless of gender. It is also one of the great isolating forces in the lives of men. Male grief is all too often invisible, misunderstood, and …...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Sep 29, 2013

Sensitivity in the lion’s den

During the past 25 years, I’ve had the good fortune to be a participant in a number of men’s groups. Some were better than others, but in every case I gained something important and useful from the experience. Among other … Continue...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Feb 18, 2013

What do you need right now?

Being asked what you need for the very first time by someone who really wants to know and then finding yourself coming up blank is, I think, a common experience for many men. In the very first men’s group I … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Feb 6, 2013

Welcoming the new generation of Highly Sensitive Men

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post called “I am a Highly Sensitive Man” in which I shared some of my history and experience as a man who is a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). My post was then … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Jan 27, 2013

A man ought to know how to handle something like this

I feel like a coward today. Someone’s pushing me around and I don’t know how to handle it. A man ought to know how to handle something like this. I’m angry with the other person for being so relentlessly petty … Continue readi...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Nov 3, 2012


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