Daily Thoughts & Issues

IN THIS ISSUE:

MAY 27

Days left until the next millennium 01.01.3001

Photo of the Week
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Achieve Your Dreams

May 27 - More than 200,000 people turned out to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge on opening day. (1937) Workers, paid $5 a day, had battled high winds and dangerous tides to build the famous bridge. * Cellophane Tape patented (1930) * First Flight into the Stratosphere (1931) in a balloon launched from Augsburg, Germany. In a pressurized cabin they rose almost ten miles during their flight. * Birthdays: Herman Wouk, Arnold Bennett, Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Vincent Price, Louis Gossett Jr., Henry Kissinger, Christopher Lee, Ramsey Lewis, Samuel Jackson (Sam) Snead, Wild Bill Hickock, (Samuel) Bashiell Hammett, Jeff Bagwell, John Bartyh, Todd Bridges, Joseph Fiennes, Louis Gossett, Jr., Henry Kissinger, Lee Meriwether, Frank Thomas, Bruce Weitz.

Discard expired medications.

DAILY THOUGHTS

I wish she wouldn't lump me into the same category as all her previous boyfriends. - James, 23 Best of 1001 Sex Secrets Every Man & Woman Should Know

How can children save for a rainy day if they don't understand what a "rainy day" is?  It's never too early to teach the cold, had facts about cash. Dr. Buff's 365 Day Parenting Calendar

1 Year - The Waiting Game. Waiting is tough for anyone, but it's a particular challenge for 1-year-olds who want something very badly - as they often do. Toddlers live in the moment on a magical planet called "The Here and Now". How can you help your child wait?  Be prepared. If you know you are going someplace that involves waiting, have a game plan for how you'll pass the time. Look for concrete ways to describe the passage of time that relate to what a child is doing in the present. Instead of telling your child that she has to wait five minutes until dinner, explain that if she draws with her crayons, the food will be ready by the time she finishes her picture. Family Feelings

Plato's Symposium, a dialogue written when Plato was forty-three, explores the meaning and role of love between men in Greek society. Gay & Lesbian Calendar

Given that the traditional masculine ethic has undergone a barrage of attacks and ridicule, men at middle life probably face the roughest patch of all in mapping the new adult life across time. To make a passage to the Age of Mastery (forty-five to sixty-five) often means giving up being the master. New Passages

Love, as we shall see again and again, is invariably a two-way street, a reciprocal phenomenon whereby the receiver also gives and the given also receives. The Road Less Traveled

In dealing with discouraging mistakes that we encounter in raising children, parents might note that the story of Adam and Even applies to parenthood: As much as we wish to be perfect, the fall is inevitable. Soul Mates

Things to Be Happy About: A clean movie-house floor. A fixable appliance. The music of carousels. 14,000 Things to Be Happy About

A tiny hole can empty a really big bucket. Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me

Make peace with your body so that it can effectively serve its purpose and share its valuable lessons of acceptance, self-esteem, respect, and pleasure. Everyone must learn these basic principles before he or she is able to journey successfully through life.  If Life is a Game, These are the Rules

There's no question that the telephone is one of the greatest conveniences of the modern world. But it can be one of the greatest nuisances unless we earn to use if for our own convenience rather than someone else's. Turn your phone off so you don't have to hear it ring when you've having quiet time or you don't want to be disturbed.  Simplify Your Life

"Life is not a matter of having good cards but of playing a poor hand well." - Robert Louis Stevenson. Rather than focusing on what you don't have (a guaranteed source of stress), learn to accept and appreciate what you do have and make the best of it. Stress Busters

The penalty of success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you. - Lady Astor. Win the Day!

El pie (PYEH) Foot. Ire a pie. I'll go on foot. Living Language

TODAY'S ISSUE: FEELING SPECIAL

If there is such a thing as genius - which is what...what the fuck is it? I am one, and if there isn't, I don't care. - John Lennon

Am I normal? Am I crazy? Am I an overlooked genius who by some stroke of terrible luck got stuck with this job, this apartment, this hairline? What hidden wonders lie beneath my hair plugs?

Perhaps in a former life I was a great warrior, a dragon slayer, a pharaoh, or a lusty priest.

Perhaps in this life I am actually a slayer of hearts, even though nobody knows it yet. Maybe I am meant to be pursued by Kathy Ireland, Naomi Campbell, and Cindy Crawford all at once. It's only that they've never happened by the Starlight Lanes in Cincinnati on a Friday night and seen me in action.

Out of the six billion human beings on this planet, there is only one me, perhaps because the world isn't big enough for two. My insights and opinions are worth as much as the next man's, probably even more. I could write a novel or not. I could host my own successful television talk show. Who knows what awesome destiny I am meant to fulfill.

I'm special just because I'm me. My mom said so. Meditations for Men Who Do Next to Nothing: and would like to do even less

Hey Man: Did you make a difference yesterday? Let us know at Contact Us. Give proper due to those who have helped you get where you are today. 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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  • Nancy Fagan - Expert Dating Advice - with Nancy Fagan - www.menstuf.org/columns/fagan/archive.html
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  • Kim Garretson - Mansgland - using humor to encourage prostate exams - www.menstuff.org/columns/mansgland/archive.html
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  • Joe Kort - Gaydar - to increase understanding between gay and het men - www.menstuff.org/columns/kort/archive.html
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  • 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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  • David Steinberg - Comes Naturally - on sexuality - www.menstuff.org/columns/steinberg/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.

May 25: National Missing Children's Day
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