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Like-Minded Men:

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It’s High Time We Got Together.

(c) 2012, Davd

“Jim, watching the cowboys in the final days [of a long cattle drive] … saw things clearly. If this particular group could be held together, each man lending strength to his companion, they could build themselves a good life. … [...]

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Sexual Orientations:

(Are there six?—or only five?)

(c) 2012, Davd

Some time during my sixties, my sexuality became a vanishingly small part of my life activity both physical and mental, and while i am still male both anatomically and physiologically, my “sexual orientation” has changed to “asexual” from “heterosexual”: The usual [...]

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Promoting Islam by extending Feminist privilege:

An American Paradox?

(c) 2012, Davd

This post began as a response to an “Outraged Anglican-American Feminist”; and if the Webmaster deems it appropriate and valuable, some of my most general responses to her outrage will appear after the end of the main text.

Suppose [...]

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Better than Solitude

(c) 2012, Davd

A man i know by name but not well, woke me from what would have been a good night’s sleep, to tell me he was up on his roof watching the sunset. In the often-muggy Atlantic summer weather, a good [...]

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So What Else Can a Man Do on Mother’s Day?

© 2012, Davd

When i sold fresh herbs to “the better restaurants” on mid-Vancouver Island, chefs used to buy heavily the week before Mother’s Day. Several said it was their biggest business day of the year. Not some time in the High Tourist Season, not Christmas party time or [...]

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Brotherwood: An Exemplary Forest Cloister

(c) 2012, Davd

This summer could have been the season of my 50th wedding anniversary, had the woman i married stayed the course we vowed to journey together1. Had we stayed together, i would probably be spending this summer as one of the founding couple of an extended family, and [...]

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The Case for a Flourishing of Men’s Cloisters

(c) 2012, Davd

Once upon a time, about two generations ago, on both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean, marriage was the usual, preferred social condition of adult men. Some men still living, myself included, were married during that time. But unlike our fathers and grandfathers, men of [...]

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Wasted Lives and Misplaced Chivalry:

Lessons from the sinking of the Titanic

(c) 2012, Davd

This is the weekend of the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, an event generally accepted as marking historic change: “The end of the Golden Age”; the shipwreck that led to a requirement for [...]

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Men Going Their Own Way in Groups—a Success Story

(c) 2012, Davd

Just over six years ago, i spent three weeks in an old-fashioned, comfortable Canadian-Prairie household of about 25 men and no women. The men ranged in age from the twenties to the nineties—i believe two of them were past 90 years old. They worked two or three hours [...]

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