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Tim Dienes commented on Bruce Uall's group The Shirtless Man
Monday
Tim Dienes commented on Pedro Angel Serrano's photo
Sunday
Tim Dienes replied to Peter Arronax's discussion Can someone help?
"I'm sorry all of that has happened. I only have one idea now, and I don't know if it would help. There is an organization which wants to help men move into fuller living as a man. There is more info at this website, mankindproject.org.…"
Sunday
Tim Dienes commented on Joe Edward's group Baseball
"Oh, Indians! Can they ever finish well?I should get one of those "Before I die" shirts."
Sunday
Tim Dienes replied to James Sullivan's discussion Which is worse-no higher education or higher education that doesn't lead where you'd like?
"I did work at a private school for two years in the late 90's. Pay was better and I had no administrative burden like public school would have. I may be exiting the field as well, since even at the community college level, it is getting…"
Sunday
Tim Dienes replied to Joe W's discussion Comparing Bodies / Looking Ahead in the group Fathers and Sons
"My assumption is that most guys won't take the time to dig into other groups or  previous postings. I get little or no feedback usually. BTW, I did not cut and paste, but rewrote from what I remember."
Saturday
Tim Dienes replied to David Johns's discussion Male insecurity?
"http://www.livescience.com/22037-pink-girls-blue-boys.html This article mentions that the colors were reversed less than 100 years ago."
Saturday
Tim Dienes replied to Lon R.'s discussion Contemporary Christian Music in the group Christian Men
"It's also a matter of quantity and quality. In any kind of music, there are rare hits. Several "pretty-good" songs and lots of "efforts". The amount of airtime that needs to be filled makes room for needing the mediocre and…"
Saturday
Tim Dienes replied to Lon R.'s discussion Contemporary Christian Music in the group Christian Men
"Good categories."
Saturday
Tim Dienes replied to David Johns's discussion Male insecurity?
"Most of us boomers suffer from what I have heard called the "Peter Pan" syndrome, myself included. "
Saturday
Tim Dienes replied to David Johns's discussion Male insecurity?
"Well put."
Saturday
Tim Dienes replied to David Johns's discussion Male insecurity?
"+1"
Saturday
Tim Dienes replied to Peter Amara's discussion Shirt Style at Work in the group The Shirtless Man
"+1"
Jul 24
Tim Dienes replied to Joe W's discussion Comparing Bodies / Looking Ahead in the group Fathers and Sons
"I alluded to this in my earlier post today in another thread. I think I was 5 or 6 when my Dad and I first took a bath together. I was wowed. "Am I going to look like that when I grow up?!", I thought to myself. He had already made an…"
Jul 24
Tim Dienes replied to Ricky's discussion I-group Judgements in the group New Warriors
"I visited an open I-group for six weeks, and it was a good experience, and there was true processing going on. I hope to return to the same group soon, since my initiation is less than three weeks away. Sorry to hear that it was not functioning…"
Jul 24
Tim Dienes replied to Joe W's discussion Introductions in the group Fathers and Sons
"I am single, never married, and 54. Reading all these introductions was interesting. I still suffer from the probable delusion that I have always wanted to become a father. The problem is that I tend to idealize everything, and the 24/7…"
Jul 24

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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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Manliness down deep.

Posted on February 9, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

[I wrote the following on 9/29/13, and was at that time, planning to attend NWTA, an experience offered by MKP.

It was fantastic to be involved with the I-groups until

I had to cancel my weekend and get my deposit back. After that, I was no longer allowed to attend the groups and felt like I had just been cut off from new brothers. The reason for my doing so was the honest realization that I was not up to it, and that it would not be a good experience due to the likely severe lack…

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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

At 1:10pm on February 13, 2014, Vanquish Guy said…
Thanks for accepting my friend request! Hope to chat sometime.
At 2:55pm on February 8, 2014, Art said…
Welcome to AoM, Timothy!
At 3:09pm on February 6, 2014, Rick Stevens said…

Welcome Timothy!

 
 
 

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