Here and There with Twin Cities Men
"Losing the fight against 'dad bod'--Ripped look of youth proves increasingly elusive with age." - Sridhar Pappu, New York Times appearing in Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2017-08-15 "Speaking from almost 1,200 miles away, in Minnesota, Casey Peterson, 34, said he had never felt like the hottest man on the planet. Not even close. As an athlete in high school, he played football, basketball and baseball, and even did his turn at wrestling. But still he was stocky. When he applied for the Peace Corps after college, he was initially turned away because of his weight. His doctor had to write a letter saying he was in fine shape. "I would have to tell myself, 'I'm not fat,'" Mr. Peterson said of his youthful build. "But I would ask myself: 'Why am I not more defined? Why do I just sort of look thick?'" More at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/fashion/mens-style/losing-the-fight-against-dad-bod.html
SATTVA Healing Arts all-day Men's Wellness: Oct 28, 10am-4:30pm, ANDROKNOSIS Wellness Gathering & Retreat to Heal Masculine Energy: A fun, dynamic intensive for men and for anyone/any gender seeking to balance, heal, and develop their masculine energy and spirit. [See attached flyer]. Pre-registration recommended, limited participation. $79 ($69 if pre-register by 10/21). Pre-register online or in-store. www.sattvamn.com -- Dan Gorbunow, 2017-08-25
Upcoming ManKind Project men's weekend in St. Louis, October 14-16. "The New Warrior Training Adventure is a modern male initiation and self-examination. We believe that this is crucial to the development of a healthy and mature male self, no matter how old a man is. It is the "hero's journey" of classical literature and myth that has nearly disappeared in modern culture. We ask men to stop living vicariously through movies, television, addictions and distractions and step up into their own adventure - in real time and surrounded by other men." FFI: http://mankindproject.org/new-warrior-training-adventure/ -- Andy Mickel, 2017-09-18
"That guy at Google was right about women in tech--As a woman who worked in the male-centric IT field, I learned these bros were not my people." By Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View appearing in Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2017-08-11. "James Damore, an engineer at Google, wrote a memo suggesting that maybe there weren't so many women at Google because women are less interested in sitting around and staring at code all day. The internet erupted. James Damore is no longer working at Google. As a woman working in the "brotastic" atmosphere of IT, I ultimately came to a conclusion similar to his. So I sympathize with him. Let me explain. More at: https://www.pressreader.com/usa/star-tribune/20170811/281779924225674
The Women's Federation of Minnesota sponsored a national conference for men "The Many Faces of Manhood" in the Twin Cities in mid-September. The event was organized by the organization: A Call to Men that will explore "healthy, respectful manhood in athletics, education, incarceration, fatherhood, faith communities and issues of gender." Note: The WFM did not contact the Men's Center prior to the event. More at: http://www.startribune.com/with-first-men-s-conference-women-s-foundation-broadens-message/443844983/ -- Shannon Prather, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2017-09-12
ManKind Project's I-Group Arrowspace Monthly Men's Breakfast - Group Arrowspace hosts a monthly Men's Breakfast on the second Saturday of every month from 8:00 - 11:00, (most people show up around 9:00) at The Lowry Cafe in North Minneapolis, (NOT in Uptown). The Lowry Cafe is located at 2207 Lowry Ave N, a half block west of the Lowry and Penn Ave intersection. This is a "pay your own way" breakfast. All men are welcome to join in the discussion and camaraderie. Bring a male friend and enjoy the great food and atmosphere of The Lowry Cafe! (We usually sit along the west wall). Contact Tom Maher at 763-588-4679 with any questions.