Invisible Means of Support

Invisible Means of Support

While driving around a frosty New Zealand landscape last year, I listened to a podcast interview with Richard Rohr. He said that he fears we are on the verge of a tsunami of baby boomer men who will contemplate suicide as their performance-driven, individualistic...

The Man Is Home

Over the last few days I hosted a workshop on becoming a healthy man at a conference called Surrender (www.surrender.org) which is held each year in Victoria and South Australia. I was given 90 minutes to explain how initiation helps men become elders in their...

Twilight

A willy wag tails sits before me, swinging his tail, then falling into quiet repose, while the afternoon grows long. Just before, I dropped my eldest at the airport so he can return to the final push of study, and to be reunited with the love of his life. His future...

The Treehouse

Ralph’s dad built him a treehouse in their backyard. It was impossibly high, at least four times as high up as I could reach. And it was huge, elaborate, the stuff of 8 year old boy’s dreams. At least, that’s how the boy remembers it. Planks were...