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Tim Dienes replied to Tim Dienes's discussion Just imagine...what if in the group The Shirtless Man
"Me either. I would envision it being a spring or fall day for both hemispheres, or a different day for southern hemisphere than for northern, and a summer day for each. "
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Will replied to Tim Dienes's discussion Just imagine...what if in the group The Shirtless Man
"I hope it's not in February."
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Tim Dienes added a discussion to the group The Poetry Club
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Our Core of Masculinity

Our core of masculinity, mine and yours, Is like a holy of holies, a source into which God poursOil of gladness Not just to anoint, but for fuel to fill the golden candlesticksTo burn and shine and power, to give us light in difficult hour.Why then do we have such trouble this holy place accessing?Do we fear the awesome power? Do we seek to control the blessing?Are we preoccupied with our manly flesh so visible to others?Is all that matters how I compare to my brothers?If we put aside our…See More
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Tim Dienes added a discussion to the group The Shirtless Man
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Just imagine...what if

This would never happen, but use your imagination here:Suppose there was a day that it was mandatory for ALL men to go shirtless.What would it be like? How would you react? How would others react?Would you be in favor of such a day? Would you extend it to include boys of all ages, or over a certain age?Discuss!See More
12 hours ago
Tim Dienes replied to Brett McKay's discussion Who Are Some Unmanly Men?
"neither"
12 hours ago
Tim Dienes replied to David Johns's discussion Teen boys today
"Stoicism is a sad and cowardly path for a 21st century man. Yes, there may be situations that call for a "stiff upper lip", but men who hold it all in have more heart disease and live lives of "quiet desperation" as Thoreau said.…"
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Tim Dienes replied to Will's discussion Your experience in MKP in the group New Warriors
"The only other experience in my life that even came close to this, was one modeled after this by men who have done it. If you are ready to get real about your life, this will refocus, encourage and motivate you. And the ongoing small group…"
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Tim Dienes commented on Badabing's group Wrestling Fight Club
"Good video, GHR3! "
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Tim Dienes replied to Landon's discussion What's a misconception people make about you?
"People may assume that I am dull, because I am quite introverted. When they give me a chance, they are surprised how interesting I can be. I do not care for the surfacey drivel that many dwell on. That said, I can at times make small talk, but I…"
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Tim Dienes replied to Will's discussion Your experience in MKP in the group New Warriors
"Coming off my NWTA this past weekend, I know I need to seize the day. It echoed a lot of things from my JiM (Journey into Manhood) weekend in Dec. 2011. Both weekends had men ask us important questions before we began anything else, the first being…"
Aug 12
Tim Dienes commented on Bruce Uall's group The Shirtless Man
"In addition to all the talent, a handsome man, with one of the best attitudes about shirtlessness in Hollywood. RIP, Robin Williams."
Aug 11
Tim Dienes replied to John Lee Pettimore's discussion Robin Williams RIP
"It was a once in a lifetime memory: My Mom, Dad, sister, brother-in-law, nephew and me, all sitting in a row at the Coed Theater, watching this charming live action version of Popeye, portrayed by the most versatile comic actor of our time, Robin…"
Aug 11
Tim Dienes commented on Will's group New Warriors
"Back home. Changed. Profound experience. Journaling naked while listening to Nakai and burning white sage incense. The Journey Continues....Eagle Alighting from Buck Points"
Aug 10
Tim Dienes replied to Will's discussion Your experience in MKP in the group New Warriors
"The way I see it, is "any step in the right direction". My deepest hunger that goes back to when I was a small boy is a very strong "brother hunger". It has been partially satisfied on rare occasions. The key is to allow time. It…"
Aug 5
Tim Dienes replied to Will's discussion Your experience in MKP in the group New Warriors
"I know what you mean when you say to shut off my brain. I inherited the "paralysis of analysis" from my Dad, and have quieted it pretty well. But I am very inquisitive, and have sought out all the info I can possibly get, even after…"
Aug 5
Tim Dienes replied to Shawn McNulty's discussion How to recover hope, especially around money
"I am right there, too. Only I never owned a house or got married or had kids. As for depression, I was on meds and came off them, and hope I don't have to go back on them. To me, this situation can seem to be the underlying cause of the…"
Aug 3

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Our Core of Masculinity

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 6:57am 0 Comments

Our core of masculinity, mine and yours,

Is like a holy of holies, a source into which God pours

Oil of gladness

Not just to anoint, but for fuel to fill the golden candlesticks

To burn and shine and power, to give us light in difficult hour.

Why then do we have such trouble this holy place accessing?

Do we fear the awesome power? Do we seek to control the blessing?

Are we preoccupied with our manly flesh so visible to others?

Is all that matters how I…

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Masculinity...(lol.....what else?!)

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 9:58am 0 Comments

A good friend and brother (not on AoM) wrote:



"Learning to enjoy and self-affirm my own God-given birthright of intrinsic masculinity. There is something incredibly testosterone rich with a healthy self appraisal."

And so I was inspired to comment:

Often, in my experience, I can get full of myself, ignoring the humbling areas in which my growth is most-needed. As if that revelry were to balance out the shadow places. But it IS about balance. And like…

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A poem from young manhood

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

I had hesitated to post this, since it might be misunderstood, and I really hate being misunderstood. So I sent a group message describing my quandary, and I now forget what group it was...Buck Naked, I think. After getting zero replies, and now having a bit of time to handle it, have decided to post this gem of naive and raw masculinity from my late teens or early 20s. I have shared it with a few men who say that it did resonate with them, and so I am…

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Why Buck Naked

Posted on March 30, 2014 at 9:16am 0 Comments

There are many reasons why after living over 50 years that I seem to have an ever-growing inclination to go "buck naked", and for joining the BN group here. Sure, I have always recognized the beauty of the body, and I think the main two driving factors are honesty as in "naked truth", and idealism, the recognition of the "masculine ideal" portrayed in classical art, especially sculpture.

As for the ideal, the first pictorial image that likely pops in one's head historically…

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At 2:06am on May 10, 2014, JT said…

Thanks for accepting my request!

At 5:49am on March 28, 2014, Michael J. K. said…

looked at some of your poems very nice

kindred spirits I would think

you and I

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Thanks for accepting my friend request! Hope to chat sometime.
At 2:55pm on February 8, 2014, Art said…
Welcome to AoM, Timothy!
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Welcome Timothy!

 
 
 

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