3.31.2011

1947

Jackie Robinson broke the major league baseball color barrier in the Brooklyn Dodgers' season opener against the Boston Braves in 1947. Playing first base, Robinson went 0-for-3 in his major league debut, but the impact he made on the America is immeasurable.

Those of you who read this blog regularly know that I am a baseball fan. But, more than that I am a fan of change and moving forward.

Doing men's work (changing me) is akin to Jackie Robinson walking to the batter's box for the first time. There's all kinds of voices, imagined and real, telling me to stay the same, stay snuggled in my ignorance or ego, stop trying.

You may think that you can't make changes like Jackie Robinson did. But, I am here to tell you that you can. Jackie Robinson was a man. That's all. He followed his path and stayed on it. You can do that, too.

How will you move forward today? How will you change you, and then change the world?

And by the way, GO Tigers!

I'm out.
Bravehearted Old-faithful Wolf

3.22.2011

Manliness

Today, I am posting a poem by a ManKind Project man from the northwest. I like his words so I pass them to you.

I'm out.
Bravehearted Old-faithful Wolf



Manliness

By Steve Norcross; from Aho!

I used to think that

Manliness

Had to do with being mean

I used to think that

Manliness

Had to do with never being weak

Or

Sad

Or

Grieving

Or

In need.

I have a long way to go in being

Manly.

I still sometimes try to get my way by being

Special

Or by manipulating others by playing

Helpless

But I am learning, a little every day

That a man

Can be

Manly

By being honest, and clear

And knowing what he wants and needs

And

Courageously asking for that

And supporting other men

In what they want and need.

The world is desperate for

Manly

Men.

Let’s, you and I,

Become

Just that.

Men

Who are becoming

manly

3.04.2011

Men's Work and Joy!



Men's work is about joy....finding the joy in life by leaving behind that long bag we drag behind us.

This papa and his baby brought some of that to my day...so I wanted to share it with you.

Do a bit of men's work, sign up for an NWTA near you.

I'm out.
Bravehearted Old-faithful Wolf