Archive for March, 2010

We are men.

We fight for what’s right. We are ruthless with our compassion.

And we laugh when we fall on our faces.

We are mature men.

We are honorable, strong, bonded like no other.

We guide, we teach, we lead.

We are men.

We are an example to our peers, to boys, to our sons, for future generations.

We are the mature masculine.

We play hard and we work hard.

We are men.

We are courageous because of our vulnerability.

We are courageous because of our honesty.

We are courageous because we will stand alone against the grain, if we do not believe the status quo is righteous.

We are men.

We are soldiers who wear our hearts on the outside of our armor; daring to stabbed, as we march forth, BOLDLY, in the direction of what we desire.

We are men.

We do not apologize for having dicks and a hairy nut sack, and we accept responsibility for where we choose to put them.

We are men. We’re here. We’re committed. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our brothers.


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I was riding my bike back from the gym and I spotted a discarded cardboard sign tossed in a bush near the 405. All I could make out was “…dbless.” A disgruntled homeless person tossed it aside their “Godbless” sign when it wasn’t working for them. God bless is a beautiful sentiment appealing to the religious and spiritually in tune. But in the me, me, me, go, go, go underbelly of West Los Angeles, the marketing message was not returning the desired results. Got me thinking. Perhaps if they appeal more to the egoic basin, the returns would be greater. If the sign said, “I am thankful for you,” and nothing else, I wonder if the returns would be greater.

There are only two kinds of people in this world. Those who say, “Thank you,” and those who say, “But what else can you do for me?” I have no time for the later.

So if I have ever said, “yeah, but what else can you do for me?” to any of you, I humbly apologize.

And to all of you, THANK YOU. If you wasn’t for you, my life would be meaningless.


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