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Barry’s Blog # 269: The Singing Policeman, Part Two of Two

So of course, the right-wing response to the images of Colin Kaepernick and other (mostly Black) players taking a knee during the playing of the anthem is racist to the core, especially in a sport many call a plantation of … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 268: The Singing Policeman, Part One of Two

I’ve been a sports fan my whole life. As an adult I coached little league and played softball and volleyball for 25 years. I used to love to go to baseball games. I don’t anymore. I used to have very … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 267: The Ritual of the Presidential Debates, Part Three of Three

The cumulative, intended effect of the ritual is to revive our belief in the good intentions of our entire political class, and of our own innocence. Just as they ensure that we won’t be disturbed by outliers, they assure us … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 266: The Ritual of the Presidential Debates, Part Two of Three

Viewing the Presidential debates – of any year – from this perspective, we look first not at what they say, but at how they look. It’s about who looks more relaxed, confidant, articulate, trustworthy, folksy or personable. But above all, … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 265: The Ritual of the Presidential Debates, Part One of Three

Our first responsibility as mythological, archetypal thinkers is to take a step back from the dominant political and pop cultural issues to perceive the real stories that are being played out in our culture. The next step is to understand how … Continue reading

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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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