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Will Conley
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THIS is what men need to hear. Young men, old men, all men. "What is a man?" is a question I once asked in an article for The Good Mangina Project. I called for a "new" definition of masculinity, and I said it "has to be awesome." It turns out that a good "new" definition is really an old one — such as the one you sketch out here. The problem men face today is not an overabundance of masculinity — "toxic" masculinity as the man-haters call it — but a lack of it. The reason so many men are neurotic and hysterical is not due to "generational guilt" or some such B.S., it is due to feminism having successfully demonized the essentially good thing that masculinity is. I was asking the right question in my Good Mangina article, and I instinctively knew that the current prevailing new definitions of masculinity — soft, gooey, weak, self-deprecating and pathetic — were bunkum. I just didn't know, years ago, that we already had a definition — it just need resurrection. Deliver us, oh Lord, from "neomasculinity". 
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+Will Conley resurrection absolutely well said Will
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This just in: Google+ still exists.
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My buddy Jim has recently noted "the death of Twitter." A few days later, The Atlantic wrote a eulogy for Twitter. Is Twitter dead? No, but it's not quite alive, either. It used to feel like a yach...
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Yeah, the inline images thing -- paired now with the new profile design increasingly reminiscent of Facebook -- is gradually un-Twittering Twitter.
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Intro to a free audio recording of Robert Bly's 1989 talk "The Human Shadow"
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Lol, we respect your diversity too, Bern.
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It's story time! A short reading from "Sexual Personae" by Camille Paglia.
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Feminism is not humanism, and anti-feminism is not anti-womanism.

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A Statement of Belief This is not a statement of all of my beliefs. That would take forever. This is a statement of some of my beliefs pertaining to humanity. I believe in equality opportunity for ...
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    Writer, 1999 - present
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Manchester, NH - New Boston, NH - Fall Branch, TN - Los Angeles, CA - St. Paul, MN - Yonkers, NY - Roswell, NM - New Haven, CT - Geneva, NY - Lily Dale, NY - Washington, D.C. - London, England - Bloomington, IN - Paris, France - New Brighton, MN -
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I’m all kinds of writer. Mainly I just write notes to myself, such as “pick up smokes” and “find smaller therapist”. Everything else, I type.
Introduction
I type about technology, culture, art, politics, religions, and other arbitrarily segregated nonfiction categories.

I do straightforward journalism, researched feature articles, and unfounded opinion pieces.

In the fiction realm I do comedy bits, video scripts, poems, and books.

I have also helped businesses sculpt their messaging.

Make With the Name Dropping

My typing has appeared in National Journal, Salon, Houston Chronicle, Arizona Republic, Pulse of the Twin Cities, New Haven Advocate, Art New England, Skrib Magazine, The Good Men Project, This Blog Rules, Opposing Views, Livestrong, SlashGear, and other esteemed annals.

The New York Times linked to my video parody of wine impresario Gary Vaynerchuk here. Gawker referred to me as one of Twitter’s “Twitterati” here. Lifehacker held me up as an exemplar of making productive use of Foursquare while not being annoying here.

I interviewed John McCain, Tom Daschle, Trent Lott and a host of other United States Senators and Congresspersons inside and around the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. as a political journalism intern in early 2001.

In 2012 Penguin Group published an insulting book about parenting that I ghosttyped without the bothersome handicap of actually being a parent.

I Got Schooled

I absorbed media theory at the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. I met journalism as a general reporter for the university newspaper, the Minnesota Daily. I learned about the national political machinery from Beltway insiders through Terry Michael’s Washington Center for Politics and Journalism seminar series.

I studied French language and culture at the Sorbonne, University of Paris through the University of Minnesota’s “August [now July] in Paris” program.

Other life experiences that inform my typing include an ill-fated stint as a professional dancing horn blower as part of the original London cast of Blast!; pounding nails into roofs in New Mexico in the summertime; being kidnapped as a baby; and other things that happened.

This Is Happening

I’m working on a memoir about my family, a compendium of “famous” (fake) quotes, a satirical dictionary inspired by Ambrose Bierce and Gustave Flaubert, and a book about God.

Education
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
    Journalism, 1998 - 2001
  • Washington Center for Politics and Journalism
    Political Journalism, 2001 - 2001
  • University of Paris IV (Sorbonne)
    French Language and Culture, 1999 - 1999
  • Irondale High School
    Music, Drama, Everything, 1994 - 1998
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On a recent shopping trip in which my girlfriend and I stocked our new kitchen with many of the necessities we needed to get our new life in Yonkers started, Super Stop and Shop had more types of olive oil and cooking vinegars than we knew what to do with. Same went for everything else you could possibly need. The high prices were offset by some kind of huge blowout sale in which many of the products were slashed by 50% because of discontinuation. All you needed was a Stop and Shop card. We didn't have one, so the cashier scanned hers for us. We'll be getting a card next time we go. It's also conveniently located at the Cross County Shopping Center.
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It tells the human story of the history of credit unions in an interactive way.
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Small quarters, old produce, high prices, in the heart of Irish territory on McLean Ave in Yonkers. It's convenient though, for non-expired offerings.
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