Daily Thoughts & Issues

IN THIS ISSUE:

MAY 28

Days left until the next millennium 01.01.3001

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Achieve Your Dreams

May 28 - Spring Bank Holiday (UK) * Azerbaijan Independence Day and Ethiopia Independence Day. * Ancestor Honor Day. * Amnesty International founded (1961) * Dionne Quintuplets birth (1934) five daughters. Emile died in 1954, Marie in 1970, the others are still living. * Sakhalin Island Quake, off the east coast of Russia, was struck by an earthquake that measured 7.5 on the Richter scale. More than 2,000 or the town's 3,200 citizens were buried in rubble while they slept. * Sierra Club founded (1892) * Birthdays:  James Francis (Jim) Thorpe, John Fogerty, Joseph Ignace Guillotin, Ian Fleming, Louis Agassiz, William Pitt, Barry Commoner, Kirk Harold Gibson, Armon Louis Gilliam, Glen Rice.

DAILY THOUGHTS

If you give your child the same esteem you would give a great lecturer, then the child will know him - or herself to be valuable. There is no better and ultimately no other way to teach your children that they are valuable people than by valuing them. The Road Less Traveled

The ordinary mistakes parents make all play a role in raising children. The soul doesn't distinguish between good and bad as much as between what is nutritious and what isn't. Soul Mates

Guide my hands where you want them to go. - Leslie, 23. Best of 1001 Sex Secrets Every Man & Woman Should Know

Is your child having difficult spelling?  Blame it on Scripto, the lesser Greek god responsible for all spelling a=errors. But Scripto can be blamed only for so long. If the problem persists, talk to the teacher! Dr. Buff's 365 Day Parenting Calendar

Great Grabs. Your toddler is hungry and grumpy!  He needs to eat right now. Here are some healthy foods you can hand him in a hurry. Ready, set, go:  orange "smiles", mini boxes of dry cereal; cheese wedges; crackers with fruit spread; rolled up sliced turkey or lean ham; single-serve juices; or low-fat yogurt. Family Feelings

The question is, how to prepare to enjoy a Second Adulthood?  The competitive struggle alone will not satisfy a man's new appetites. But instead of taking the risk of change, many men in middle life keep hanging on to every vestige of power and pursue every opportunity for one-upmanship. If they keep speeding along the old track, they will age anyway, but it won't be fun. New Passages

Happiness exists when the things we believe in are consistent with the things we do. Achieve Your Dreams

Things to Be Happy About:  Sharing your season tickets. Emerald lagoons. Spinning diner stools.  14,000 Things to Be Happy About

Every piece of the puzzle that doesn't fit gets you closer to finding the one that does. Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me

In developing our own self-awareness, many of us discover ineffective scripts - deeply embedded habits that are totally unworthy of us, totally incongruent with the things we really value in life. We are responsible for using our imagination and creativity to write new scripts that are more effective, more congruent with our deepest values and with the correct principles that give our values meaning.  Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Five reasons walking is the great stress reducer:  (1) It helps rid you body of harmful stress chemicals. (2) A regular habit of walking will increase your metabolism and help you lose weight or at least help prevent weight gain. (3)  It tones your muscles and strengthens your bones, and a strong body is less prone to various injuries. (4) Your energy will increase, so you'll be able to accomplish tasks with less fatigue and better meet the challenges of daily living. (5)  Walking on a regular basis can reduce your risk of heart disease, the number-one killer of both men and women. Stress Busters

Talk in opposites with your kids. We talk to each other in opposites the entire day. He might say, "Don't do your homework!" when he means "do your homework." The first one to mess up and speak correctly loses. Try it with your kids.  To Do Today

You don't manage people; you manage things. You lead people - Admiral Grace Hooper. Win the Day!

Escriber (ehskreeBEER) To write. Escribe cuando llegues!  Write when you get there! Living Language

TODAY'S ISSUE: PUTTING OFF LIVING

Life cannot wait until the sciences may have explained the universe scientifically. We cannot put off living until we are ready. - Jose Ortega y Gasset

So many of us work-addicted men secretly believe that once we've gotten our work done, once that report is finished, just as soon as Friday rolls around, there will be enough time for life - and, of course, there never is enough time. There are always things left undone, loose ends that need tying, one last project to complete.

We need to invest time in ourselves, for ourselves. Selfishly. Without guilt.

The climate will never be perfect, our calendars clear, our obligations finally met.

We need to make ourselves ready to live, to accept life, to be open to it.

I don't want to spend my days promising myself that there will be time just as soon as I complete whatever. I want to keep the door open and not fear what life will bring me. I know I cannot hide behind work. Meditations For Men Who Do Too Much

Hey Man: Did you make a difference yesterday? Let us know at Contact Us. If you find yourself quick to anger, perhaps anger is masking other emotions you've learned to avoid expressing. What Every Man Needs to Know Want to make a difference but you don't know where to start?

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Tragic Love by Tammy Rockett-Box and Mary Jane Rockett. A suspenseful and electribying story of a young man who engages in a forbidden love affair. From the beginning, the relationship is tumultuous and eventually the young man's life comes to a tragic ending. Evidence is overlooked and questions go unanswered as police investigators rule the death a suicide. However, the truth is right in front of their eyes, and it takes a tenacious mother and daughter to determine what really happened in the conclusion of the tragic love. Publish America, www.publishamerica.com ISBN 978-1-61582-293-5

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  • Reid Baer - A Man Overboard - Interview of the Month - www.menstuff.org/columns/overboard/archive.html
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  • David Copeland - How to Succeed with Women - www.menstuff.org/columns/howtosucceed/archive.html
  • Forrest Craver - Spirituality & Social Change - www.menstuff.org/columns/craver/archive.html
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  • Barry Durdant-Hollamby - Creating Change - creating change in your life - www.menstuff.org/columns/durdant/archive.html
  • Irv Engel - The Real Deal - www.menstuff.org/columns/engel/archive.html
  • Nancy Fagan - Expert Dating Advice - with Nancy Fagan - www.menstuf.org/columns/fagan/archive.html
  • Warren Farrell - Men's Issues: Facts and Perspectives www.menstuff.org/columns/farrell/archive.html
  • Leonard Felder - Wake Up or Break Up - www.menstuff.org/columns/felder/archive.html
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  • Kim Garretson - Mansgland - using humor to encourage prostate exams - www.menstuff.org/columns/mansgland/archive.html
  • Lion Goodman - How to get Women to Love You - www.menstuff.org/columns/goodman/archive.html
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  • Tim Hartnett - Daddyman Speaks - being a father www.menstuff.org/columns/daddyman/archive.html
  • John Hershey - Blood, Phlegm & Bile: Parenting with Humor - He writes a syndicated biweekly humor column about parenting and family life. www.menstuff.org/columns/hershey/archive.html
  • Gary Hoeber - Psychotherapy as Soul Work, www.menstuff.org/columns/hoeber/archive.html
  • Patrick Houser - Fathers Make a World of Difference, www.menstuff.org/columns/houser/archive.html
  • Paul Joannides - The Guide to Getting It On - on sex - www.menstuff.org/columns/getiton/archive.html
  • Jack Kahn - NOMAS Boston - www.menstuff.org/columns/kahn/archive.html
  • Patrick Kennedy - Seniors - www.menstuff.org/columns/kennedy/archive.html
  • Joe Kort - Gaydar - to increase understanding between gay and het men - www.menstuff.org/columns/kort/archive.html
  • David Kundtz - David Kundtz - presents seminars, workshops, retreats, and conference presentations in the areas of men's emotional health, stress management, and spirituality. www.menstuff.org/columns/kundtz/archive.html
  • Bruce Linton - Dr. Dad - on fathering - www.menstuff.org/columns/drdad/archive.html
  • Ron Louis - How to Succeed with Women - www.menstuff.org/columns/howtosucceed/archive.html
  • Tom Matlack - Tom Matlack - Good Men Project - www.menstuff.org/columns/matlack/archive.html
  • Wendy McElroy - Wendy McElroy on Feminism, www.menstuff.org/columns/mcelroy/archive.html
  • Robert N. Minor - Minor Details - on GBT sexuality - www.menstuff.org/columns/minordetails/archive.html
  • Robert L. Moore - Man & Mythology - www.menstuff.org/columns/moore/archive.html
  • Dennis W. Neder - Being a Man - general questions about men's lives - www.menstuff.org/columns/neder/archive.html
  • Marty Nemko - Worklife - general questions about men and work - www.menstuff.org/columns/nemko/archive.html
  • Eli Newberger - Eli Newberger - general information on men's lives - www.menstuff.org/columns/newberger/archive.html
  • Linda Nielsen - Embracing the Father - working with the father/daughter relationship. www.menstuff.org/columns/nielsen/archive.html
  • Kathy Noll - Bullies and Youth Violence - working with schools, teachers and parents to end school violence - www.menstuff.org/columns/noll/archive.html
  • Mark Phillips - Stay-at-Home-Dads - helping men maintain that which makes us men, instead of becoming hairy Mom-substitutes - www.menstuff.org/columns/phillips/archive.html
  • Carey Roberts - Socialism & Feminism - is a social commentator on political correctness. www.menstuff.org/columns/roberts/archive.html
  • Perry Rose - Dating, Relationship, Sex
  • Glenn Sacks - His Side - on fathering - www.menstuff.org/columns/sacks/archive.html
  • Trudy Schuett - Domestic Violence - serving the under-represented www.menstuff.org/columns/schuett/archive.html
  • Carl J. Schutt - Circumcision - social commentator on circumcision - www.menstuff.org/columns/schutt/archive.html
  • Hugo Schwyzer - A Pro-feminist's Response - www.menstuff.org/columns/schwyzer/archive.html
  • Michael Shaffran - Men's Issues - www.menstuff.org/columns/shaffran/archive.html
  • Judith Sherven - Judith & Jim - discussion and answers regarding relationship issues - www.menstuff.org/columns/judith&jim/archive.html
  • Judith Sherven - The New Intimacy - www.menstuff.org/columns/newintimacy/archive.html
  • George Simons - Bellicose Veins - is a US specialist in intercultural and gender communication who hangs out in Mandelieu - la Napoule, France, as well as in Santa Cruz, CA. www.menstuff.org/columns/simons/archive.html
  • Andy Smith - Hard Hat Brotherhood - www.menstuff.org/columns/hardhat/archive.html
  • David B. Smith - Fighting Father Dave - www.menstuff.org/columns/smith/archive.html
  • Jim Sniechowski - Judith & Jim - discussion and answers regarding relationship issues - www.menstuff.org/columns/judith&jim/archive.html
  • Jim Sniechowski - The New Intimacy - www.menstuff.org/columns/newintimacy/archive.html
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  • R. Don Steele - Don Steele - relationship questions answered -
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  • David Steinberg - Comes Naturally - on sexuality - www.menstuff.org/columns/steinberg/archive.html
  • Mary Lou St Lucas - A Mother's Love - www.menstuf.org/columns/stlucas/archive.html
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  • Stuart Wilde - Spirituality - www.menstuff.org/columns/wilde/archive.html
  • Dr.Williams - Sex Health - on sexual health - Dr. Williams, www.menstuff.org/columns/sexhealth/archive.html
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AWARENESS EVENTS THIS MONTH

May is: Skin Cancer Awareness, * Masturbation Month; Asian Pacific American Heritage;. Better Hearing and Speech; Better Sleep; Correct Posture; Creative Beginnings; Family Support; Foster Care; Get Caught Reading; Helping American Youth; National Allergy/Asthma Awareness; National Arthritis; National Barbecue; Good Car-Keeping; Hepatitis Awareness; Mental Health; Osteoporosis Prevention; Physical Fitness and Sports; Recommitment; Scholarship; Self-Discovery; Senior Citizens Month , Senior Travel; Sight-Saving; Stroke Awareness; Teaching and Joy, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Tuberous; Sclerosis Awareness; *Older Americans; Personal History Awareness; Revise Your Work Schedule; and Strike Out Strokes Month. The most tornados happen in May.

May 14-Jun 18: National Family Month. Apr 29-May 5: *National Science & Technology Week. May 1-7: Cartoon Art Appreciation Week. May 5-11: National Nurses Day and Week. May 6-12: Be Kind to Animals; Flexible Work Arrangements; *Jewish Heritage; National Family; National Pet; PTA Teacher Appreciation; Suicide Awareness; Wildflower; and Teacher Appreciation Week. May 7-13 National Etiquette; and National Herb Week. May 13-219: National Medical Services; *Nat Police; *National Transportation; and *World Trade Week. May 19-25: *National Safe Boating Week. May 20-26: Good Stewardship; International Reggae Music; National New Friends-Old Friends; and, National Reflexology Awareness Week. May 21-28: Buckle Up America; and, National Backyard Games Week. May 1: May Day observed since ancient times and has become Labor Day in most countries except the U.S., Bermuda and Canada. Kindness Day, Teen Day, Freedom Riders Anniversary, Executive Coaching Day. *Law Day. *Loyalty Day. Peace of Mind Day. 40th Anniversary of the U-2 Incident with Francis Gary Powers. May 2: Holocaust Rememberance Day. May 6:: National Day of Hearing Testing. May 8: V-E Day 55th Anniversary, World Red Cross Day, May 9: National Receptionests Day, National Teachers Day. May 10: National Small Business Day. May 12: Chronic Fatigue Awareness Day May 14: *Mother's Day. May 15: *Peace Officer Memorial Day May 19: *National Defense Transportation Day. National Bike to Work Day. May 20: *Armed Forces Day. May 21: National Waitstaff Day, Neighbor Day Youth Against Violence. May 22: *National Maritime Day. May 25: National Missing Children's Day. May 26: Morning Radio Wise Guy Day. May 28:  Ancestor Honor Day. Memorial Day. (celebrated on Monday the *29th Memorial Day Prayer for Peace requests flying the flag at half-staff for the customary forenoon period.) May 31: National Senior Health and Fitness Day. World No-Tobacco Day.

* Means a Presidential Proclamation was made.

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