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The 2019 Redwood Men’s Conference: The Next Step — Finding Wholeness in a Broken World

 May 24-27, Memorial Day Weekend, Mendocino Woodlands Camp Welcome to our 29th annual conference!  These days we hear the word “broken” everywhere – broken hearts, broken promises, broken treaties, … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 263: Breathing Together, Part Four of Four

…he is constantly being squeezed between the world and his idea of the world. Better to have a broken head – why surrender his corner on the truth? Better just to go crazy. – Stephen Dobyns All things depend on … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 262: Breathing Together, Part Three of Four

Who is he, who even were truth on his tongue, his way of speaking it would make truth almost as offensive as falsehood? – Melville In America part of this heritage is channeled through our unique emphasis on individualism, and, … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 261: Breathing Together, Part Two of Four

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. – Andre Gide As both American history and American mythology have shown us, it is always easier to blame others – dark-skinned people or dark-web conspiracies – for … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 260: Breathing Together, Part One of Four

Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. – Yeats In a previous blog series I offered my perspective on how the gatekeepers of our culture deliberately exclude and demonize much progressive thought by associating it in the reader’s mind with excessively … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 259: A Vacation in Chaos, Part Two of Two

One reason why Americans long for their vacations in chaos is because we spend so little time taking conventional vacations. As I write in Chapter Nine, We are the only industrialized country without a national health care system and the … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 258: A Vacation in Chaos, Part One of Two

To really understand our stubborn attachment to the myth of American Innocence, we must become familiar with our heritage of the paranoid imagination. It combines eternal vigilance, literalistic religion and constant anxiety with contempt for the erotic and a highly … Continue reading

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