Daily Thoughts & Issues

IN THIS ISSUE:

MARCH 2

Days left until the next millennium 01.01.3001

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Achieve Your Dreams

March 2 - Texas Independence Day. Puerto Rico becomes a U.S. territory and its inhabitants become U.S. citizens in 1917. * 100 years ago today President Grover Cleveland, in one of his final decisions in office, vetoed a bill that would have insisted that all immigrants to the United States take a literacy test. The Old Farmer's Almanac * Independence Days in Morocco and Bulgaria. * Birthdays: Theordor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), Mikhail Gorbachev, Lou Reed, Michael Weiss.

DAILY THOUGHTS

I am Sam
Sam I am
That Sam-I-am!
That Sam-I-am!
I do not like
that Sam-I-am!
Do you like
green eggs and ham?
I do not like them,
Sam-I-am.
I do not like
green eggs and ham.

Today is the birthday of the late Dr. Seuss (otherwise known as Theodor Geisel). In honor of Dr. Seuss' contribution to childhood education, the National
Education Association sponsors "Read Across America Day" and urges as many adults as possible to read to a child today. Reading out loud - it makes for very scrumptious moments in time with your own children or for any child that is lucky enough to reap the benefits of your time.

An aquarium is the perfect night-light. The company of the fish, the glow of the light and the rhythmic sound of the heater will have any child counting sheep (or fish) in no time flat. Parents Tips & Tricks

There's nothing more exciting than when she closes her eyes, parts her lips and moans. - Dan, 24 The Best of 1001 Sex Secrets Every Man & Woman Should Know

Life is lived in the present. Yesterday has gone, tomorrow is yet to be. Today is the miracle. Achieve Your Dreams

Things to Be Happy About: Amateur dramatic societies. Long winding paths. Glamorous understatement. 14,000 Things to Be Happy About

Bees shouldn't be so nice and fuzzy. Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me

Even if you are not open to them, your true messages have a way of finding you no matter where you hide. As the saying goes, "What you resist, persists." Your truth will find you no matter where you hide. Ignoring your inner voice or closing yourself off to your inner truth only invites it to show up in other, more negative ways, such as depression, addictive behaviors, or simply discontent. The sooner you open to your truth, the quicker and farther you can advance along your path. If Life is a Game, These are the Rules

Did you ever consider how ridiculous it would be to try to cram on a farm - to forget to plant in the spring, relax all summer and then cram in the fall to bring in the harvest? The farm is a natural system. The price must be paid and the process followed. You always reap what you sow; there is no shortcut. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Learn to meditate. Whether you simplify first, and then learn to meditate, or start meditating, and begin to simplify, or even start both processes at the same time, you'll find meditation an effective way to help you maintain a simple life.  Simplify Your Life

Any kind of traveling can be stressful. Here are some tips to reduce air-travel stress: 1. Use saline nasal spray and moisturizing eye drops during a long flight to counter dryness in the cabin air and reduce your chances of catching an infection. 2. Stretch and walk around the cabin at least once an hour. 3. Drink at least 1 pint of water for every 3 hours of air time, and avoid dehydrating beverages such as alcohol, tea and coffee. 4. Bring an inflatable head-and-neck pillow and a sleep mask for overnight flights.  Stress Busters

Slam-dunk socks!  Cut the top and bottom off a large soda bottle. Make a hole at the top with a hole punch, and loop string through the hole. Hang the loop on a doorknob. Toss rolled socks through the hoop! To Do Today

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it. - Margaret Thatcher. Win the Day!

No me grites! Don't shout at me! Living Language

TODAY'S ISSUE: RATIONALIZATION

Every time I close the door on Reality, it comes in through the window. - Ashleigh Brilliant

In the past many of us closed the door on the reality of our abuse of ourselves or others. We gave explanations, but our words more often hid the truth that revealed it. The chaos in our lives was reality coming in the window. Many men have come into this program priding themselves in their honesty, but not aware of how dishonest they were with themselves.

Honesty is a pillar of spiritual awakening. There is no growth without it, and it begins with ourselves. We do not define the truth, we accept it, we surrender to it. The truth may not feel good; it can even be painful. This is the pain of birth - the rebirth of a real man. And the promise of this day is the reward of having our integrity and the peace of self-acceptance.

Today, I will surrender to the truth. I will accept the reality which presses for attention in my life. Touchstones

Hey Man: Did you make a difference yesterday? Let us know at Contact Us. Go fly a kite. Then read a story to your kid(s). What Every Man Needs to Know Want to make a difference but you don't know where to start?

 

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Kammer, Jack Heroes of the Blue Sky Rebellion: How you and other young men can claim all the happiness in the world. Are you young and male? Do you ever wonder why there is so much public concern and encouragement for girls and young women, and so little for you? Have you ever thought girls and young women get more respect and have more fun and freedom than boys and young men do? Are you made to feel ashamed and inferior because you're male? If so,you're not alone. And if so, you might like this little book a lot. The effort to abolish sexism has done girls and young women a world of good. But the most sexist idea of all is the belief that only one sex is harmed by sexism. It's time to put an end to sexism and gender-based discrimination against boys and young men as well. Adults haven't helped you like they've helped girls and young women. It looks like you and your young male friends need to take action - to stage a rebellion - on your own. This little book can help you get started. blueskyrebellion.com, Healthy Village Press, 2009, ISBN 978-0-578-03066-1

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MENSTUFF COLUMNS BY AUTHOR

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  • Peter Alsop - Song of the Month - www.menstuff.org/columns/alsop/archive.html
  • Reid Baer - A Man Overboard - Interview of the Month - www.menstuff.org/columns/overboard/archive.html
  • Reid Baer - Poetry - poetry read on YouTube - www.menstuff.org/columns/baer/archive.html
  • Molly Barrow - Shrink About This - www.menstuff.org/columns/barrow/archive.html
  • Peter Baylies - At Home Dads - on at-home-dad issues that impact fathers who stay at home to raise their kids - www.menstuff.org/columns/baylies/archive.html
  • Tom Blake - Middle-Age Relationships - from an expert on dating after 50. www.menstuff.org/columns/blake/archive.html
  • Mark Brandenburg - Great Fathers - on fathering issues - www.menstuff.org/columns/greatfathers/archive.html
  • Ted Braude - BoysWork - a columnist in the The Detroit Free Press "Body and Mind" section www.menstuff.org/columns/braude/archive.html
  • Armin Brott - A Father's Guide - hosts "Positive Parenting" on radio www.menstuff.org/columns/brott/archive.html
  • Dan Bulf - Get Real - weekly pod cast on men's issues - www.menstuff.org/columns/bulf/archive.html
  • Ken Byers - Transition - on men's life transitions - www.menstuff.org/columns/byers/archive.html
  • Sandra L. Caron - Sex Talk - college students get answers to their questions - www.menstuff.org/columns/sextalk/archive.html
  • Neil Chethik - Relationships - www.menstuff.org/columns/chethik/archive.html
  • Otto & Susie Collins - Susie and Otto - relationship issues discussed - www.menstuff.org/columns/susie&otto/archive.html
  • 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
  • Layne & Paul Cutright - Powerful Partnerships - relationship issues - www.menstuff.org/columns/cutright/archive.html
  • Ron DesMarais - Cavemen in the Kitchen - great recipes for men - www.menstuff.org/columns/desmarais/archive.html
  • Jed Diamond - Irritable Male Syndrome - www.menstuff.org/columns/diamond/archive.html
  • Doc Love - Women Don't Lie, Man Don't Listen - answers to relationship issues - www.menstuff.org/columns/doclov/archive.html
  • 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
  • Marty Friedman - Strong Men, Strong Marriage - www.menstuff.org/columns/friedman/archive.html
  • 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
  • Liz Halliday - In a Man's World - www.menstuff.org/columns/halliday/archive.html
  • Rick Hanson - Just One Thing - www.menstuff.org/columns/hanson/archive.html
  • 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
  • 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
  • Reena Sommer - Custody - is an internationally recognized relationship and divorce consultant. www.menstuff.org/columns/sommer/archive.html
  • 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
  • Surprise - Surprise Author - From a new columnist every month - www.menstuff.org/columns/surprise/archive.html
  • Steven Svoboda - Fatherhood, Activism and the Law www.menstuff.org/columns/svoboda/archive.html
  • Michael Taylor - A New Conversation with Men - www.menstuff.org/columns/taylor/archive.html
  • Bruce Van Horn - Yoga for Men - issues around the health benefits of yoga for men - www.menstuff.org/yoga/archive.html
  • Michael Webb - Secrets of Blissful Relationships - on relationship - www.menstuff.org/columns/bliss/archive.html
  • 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
  • KC Wilson - On Gender Politics is a social commentator and author. www.menstuff.org/columns/wilson/archive.html

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  • Independent Means - resources for raising financially fit kids - www.menstuff.org/columns/independentmeans/archive.html
  • Numbers - www.menstuff.org/columns/numbers/archive.html
  • Questions - www.menstuff.org/columns/q&a/archive.html
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  • Words Can Heal - helping children grow up healthy - www.menstuff.org/columns/wordscanheal/archive.html
  • Wuzup?! - National or international events happening this month - www.menstuff.org/columns/whassup/archive.html

AWARENESS EVENTS THIS MONTH

March is International Listening Awareness, International Mirth, *Irish-American Heritage, Mental Retardation Awareness, Music in Our Schools, National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness, National Collision Awareness, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness, Ethics Awareness; National Humane Education Awareness, National Kidney, National Nutrition, National On-Hold, National Professional Social Worker's, National Talk with Your Teen about Sex, Optimism, Play-the-Recorder, Poison Prevention Awareness, Red Cross, Rosacea Awareness, Workplace Eye Health and Safety; Youth Art; Humorists are Artists and Gender Equality Month: Time to honor both genders; time to meditate on the equality of women and men, on the respect due to both women and men, and on Goddess-God manifesting as woman and man. The Mystic's Wheel of the Year. In keeping with this, be sure to read our writing under "Newsbytes" called Mothers Aren't Essential in Raising Children. Also, check out our books on Feminism, Sexism, Sex Roles, and Social Theory in this regard. Month.

Mar 12-Apr 14: Deaf History Month. Mar 1-5: No Name Calling Week. Mar 1-7 The day the production and use of land mines was outlawed world-wide. The Mystic's Wheel of the Year. National Write a Letter of Appreciation; Return the Borrowed Books; Universal Human Beings Week. Mar 1-10: Bike Week. Mar 2-9: Autograph Collecting, Conserve Water/Detect-a-Leak; National Professional Pet Sitters; *Save Your Vision Week. Mar 4-8: Human Resource ; National Procrastination; National School Breakfast; Newspaper in Education Week. Mar 10-16: Girl Scout; Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week. Mar 11-17: Camp Fire Boys and Girls Birthday Week. Mar 13-20: Education Advocacy; National Toad Hollow Week. Mar 17-23: Anonymous Giving; Jobs for Teens; National Agriculture; National Poison Prevention Week. Mar 18-24: National Bubble; National Clutter Awareness; National Secondhand Shopping; National Spring Fever Week. Mar 20-26: Week of Solidarity with the People's Struggle Against Racism and Racial Discrimination (UN). Mar 24-30: National Cleaning Week. Mar 29-Apr 2: National Youth Violence Prevention Campaign. Mar 1: National March to College; National Pig. National Salesperson's; "Read Across America Day" sponsored by the National Education Association in honor of the birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theordor Geisel). Mar 2: I Want You to Be Happy; National Anthem; What if Cats and Dogs had Opposable Thumbs Day. Mar 3: Hug a GI; Old Inauguration Day. Mar 6: Stop Bad Service Day. Mar 8: Panic Day. Mar 10: Dream 2002; Johnny Appleseed Day. Mar 11: National Organize Your Home Day. Mar 12: National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day. Mar 14: Absolutely Incredible Kid Day. Mar 15: Curlew; Freedom of Information Day. Mar 16: Save the Florida Panther Day. Mar 17: St. Patrick's Day. Mar 19: Great American Meatout; National Agriculture; Proposal Day. Mar 20: Flower; National Tree Planting, Memory; Single Parents; South Africa Human Rights Day; International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN). Mar 21:  As Young as You Feel; New Year's Day (India). Mar 22: Near Miss; World Meteorological Day (UN). Mar 23: World Tuberculosis Day (UN). Mar 24: Mothering Day (ENG); National Family; Old New Year's; Pecan Day. Mar 25: Legal Assistants; Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. Mar 26: American Diabetes Alert. Mar 27: Qing Ming Festival (China). Mar 27:  National Mom and Pop Business Owners; Youth Day (Taiwan); Texas Love the Children Day. Mar 29: I Am in Control; Doctor's Day.

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