Prostate cancer: Really?

September 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|

  Prostate Cancer Linked to Insomnia! No, it’s not a National Enquirer headline, it’s from The Daily Mail, which was based on a recent Icelandic study. After it was released, over 20 news organizations picked up and ran with the story. The experiment was conducted using 2000 men between the age [...]

Communication Styles: The Tower of Babel

September 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|

  It begins early. It begins in the brain. The sexes may speak the same language, but they live in different 'communication towers'. One might say they operate on a different 'frequency'. That boys tend to play with other boys and girls tend to play with other girls, seems due in [...]

Every Month is Cancer Awareness Month

September 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|

"It is the mark of good action that appear inevitable in retrospect."  Robert Louis Stevenson 'Aggh! I'm not going to the doctor. What the hell do I want to see him for? I'm fine.' That's a paraphrase, and refrain, I remember my Dad using pretty much all his life. When I [...]

Father’s Day

September 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Father's Day sprang from Mother's Day as a natural follow through. Both Mother's Day and Father's Day are essentially 20th century commercial creations. Mother's day has thin roots dating back to 16th century Catholicism - Mary, and the 'Mother church' kind of thing. Fathers day was not bestowed with official recognition until [...]

Heretical Discourse – Female Perpetrated Violence

September 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|

There is a heresy spreading which threatens the entrenched doctrine of male perpetrated domestic violence. A myth evolved that domestic violence was the twisted result of patriarchal society. It was asserted that domestic violence was a tool to achieve and maintain control in a relationship. It became dogma, a virulent doctrine [...]

In war, truth is the first casualty

September 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|

- And Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? Divorce can bring out the nastiness in people. An understatement to be sure. It can be a mess. Greed, narcissism, and self-interest rise to the surface, causing irrational and excessive behaviour and placing emotional safety at risk. Squabbling, bickering, fighting, yelling, children, [...]

Intimate Partner Violence

September 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|

It has been reported in the American Journal of Public Health that "Almost 24% of all relationships had some violence, and half (49.7%) of those were reciprocally violent. In nonreciprocal violent relationships, women were the perpetrators in more than 70% of the cases. Reciprocity was associated with more frequent violence among [...]

Male Suicide

September 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|

It reads like a sick sporting event, except that it's a sad commentary on a society unwilling, afraid, or too callous to confront the standings. Canada's current ranking is 39th out of 106 other countries. Our American brothers and sisters are ahead of us on the ranking table by 6 [...]

Male sexuality

September 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The Good Men Project hosted an article by Andrew Miller on Sept. 4th about the absent discussion of male sexuality. The article stirred more than a bit of quick opinion and observations on the subject. Some of the more interesting comments were as follows: Male sexuality is ‘problematic’ only as [...]