Tag Archives: masculinity

Two in One Day

More rambling for you. This is a bit longer than the last two, but I was on a roll. Writing and speaking. I must be in a manic stage. Fun fact: I still have not learned to time beginning my … Continue reading

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Gently Becoming a Beast

With papers to grade, stories to complete, and a mind-heart fusion that wants to focus on only one area (i.e., person, i.e., woman), the last thing I wanted to do was put aside an hour for jiu-jitsu, the gentle art … Continue reading

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Tragic Manhood

Still reeling from having seen British auteur Christopher Nolan’s latest cinematic gift, Dunkirk, I am reminded of the following statement from Yukio Mishima: The average age for a man in the Bronze Age was eighteen, in the Roman era, twenty-two. Heaven … Continue reading

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Boxing and Male Initiation

When he was a youth he had lived his life in a state of the liveliest expectations, thinking to himself: what a fine thing it will be to become a man and to know what to do—like an Apache youth … Continue reading

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