Here and There with Twin Cities Men
We are grateful to be receiving donations from Men Center members to the Randy Genrich Memorial Fund. Thank you very much to all who have contributed. - Tom Maher, 2018-10-18
"I have been attending a men's support group from TCMC. At first I was unsure if this was a good place for me. As I continued to attend more meetings I became more comfortable with the people in the group. I have found the group to be a safe place to talk about things that are bothering me. I look forward to the Thursday meetings. I think it is a great resource to help deal with my issues. I have made a number of friends thanks to the TCMC, we get together for a meal and just hang out. Thanks Twin Cities Men's Center!" - Gene, 2018-10-29
ManKind Project Minnesota will hold its Community Annual Meeting at the Men's Center on Sat. December 1st, 1-3pm. Pot luck with election of the new Community Coordinator. Also will discuss the next Wilderness training and ideas for making it even better. Contact: David Grocott <firstname.lastname@example.org> 651-894-2685 or Jamie Wellik 612-267-2467. - 2018-11-15
Long-time Men's Center Member, Francis Baumli has made another contribution of copies of his book, Men Freeing Men (and copies of some other books as well, which we will add to our library) which are now available for pickup at TCMC. - Tom Maher, 2018-10-25
Jed Diamond recent posted to his MenAlive blog an article: 12 Rules for Being a Great Man: How to Be Wildly Successful at the Game of Life in 2 parts. Jed writes: "When my son, Jemal, was born in 1969, I made a vow that I would be a different kind of father than my father was able to me for me and I would do everything I could to bring about a world where men got the support they needed to be truly good and perhaps, even, great. Carlin and I have 17 grandchildren and I'll be 75 this December." - Jed Diamond, 2018-10-21
Recent articles in the Minneapolis Star Tribune <http://www.startribune.com/>
Star Tribune Columnist and Interviewer "C.J." met with Twin Cities author Peter Dorsen who has cleaned up his life and is focused helping men 60 and older with his new book: "Men Over 60: Don't Quit Now!" now in the final editing stage. It follows his "Dr. D's Handbook for Men Over 40," published in 1999. Peter was a presenter at the TCMC-produced Men's Health and Well-Being Symposium in 2001. "Peter recently published "Up From the Ashes: One Doc's Struggle with Drugs and Mental Illness" in paperback and as an e-book, calling it a "better upgrade" of another previous book, "Crazy Doctor: Mixing Drugs and Mental Illness." A sample from the interview:
"Q: Am I to understand that men have a harder time feeling useful when they retire?
A: The constellation of changes both hormonally and societal have a great deal to do with being shoved aside. We're no longer invincible; we are invisible.
Q: Is the path to retirement relevancy deciding your interests, then finding where you can volunteer in those areas?
A: I think a big thing is finding our passion. In many ways, men identify themselves with what they do, and women too, but where does that passion go when suddenly we're not important? My mother, who was a physician, told me once, when she retired to Florida, 'Peter, nobody knows me anymore.'"
- Star Tribune, 2018-11-14