Today's post, on the very important and highly neglected topic of men and grief, is the next to last selection I'm sharing from my archives in anticipation and support of this year's upcoming observance of International Men's Day (Nov 19). I'll post my final entry in the series tomorrow.
#IMD2013 #masculinity #grief
I hope each man will use this day as an opportunity to reach out to a brother today. Let's not go it alone.
I am the author of Iron Man Family Outing: Poems about Transition into a More Conscious Manhood, a book widely used in the United States and internationally by therapists, counselors, and men's groups as an aid in the exploration of masculine psychology and men's issues, and as a resource for men who grew up in dysfunctional, abusive, or neglectful family systems.
I've been writing for most of my life and exploring the use of creative expression, dreamwork, personal mythology, and listening to the body as tools for self-healing since 1989. I regularly post poetry, short essays, and other writing at my blog, poetry, dreams, and the body. My second book, Scapegoat’s Cross: Poems about Finding and Reclaiming the Lost Man Within, is awaiting publication.
In addition to my ongoing activities as a writer, I've been working in the information technology field for over 25 years as a software engineer/designer/developer, systems analyst, business analyst, and consultant for numerous organizations in both the public and private sector. I live in Austin, Texas.