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Shedding old skin


Oh what a day, what a day.  The shipping company wrote to say that there is yet another delay in the delivery of my household goods, due to a hold-up at the port. 909 more words

boy, becoming...

he is trying it on, my boy in the three-way mirror. trying on what comes next: the gulch between boyhood and manhood. the years when certain nicknames are dropped and stuffed bears get tucked away in shadowed boxes. 1,135 more words


Scattered Notes II: Robert Bly’s Iron John Part 1 (A Dialogue with my Grandfather Part i and ii)

“I am not I…”
Juan Ramon Jimenez

A Dialogue with my Grandfather Part i
… an allusive text… allegory and a stretched truth.
the admittance of limitation. 94 more words

Mentoring, men and the Band of Brothers

Reminders of Robert Bly (Iron John) and Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette (The King Within)

“Mentoring is what young men crave without realising it”

A Band of Brothers shows disenfranchised youths a way to become better men – and make a better life for themselves and their families… 7 more words


Something Wonderful

I found a note to myself with the name of this poem on a scrap of paper and
was entranced when I found it:

A Walk… 93 more words