While talking to several young men this week I found myself thinking of my grandfather’s influence in my young life as boy. I always had a hero to look up to when he was doing working around our house, lifting heavy objects or fixing his car in the alley. He looked enormous to my 10 [...]
How do you define your walk with manhood? Is there anything you might change about your manhood journey so far? How would you encourage your son, grandson or a male youth you are mentoring as he comes of age and sets out on his manhood path?
Tell me about it……. I’m listening………
Two Heartfelt Words My Wife Always Loves To Hear Me Say!
My wife Gail tells me that this is one of the things she appreciates about me—my willingness to admit to anyone, but especially to her, when I’ve made a mistake.
I admit it took me awhile to learn this skill.
And that [...]
Golf and I discovered each other about twelve years ago. I had no idea golf would introduce me to many wonderful people.
I have taken lessons from Tim Jochim, a professional golf instructor at a local golf club. He has helped me tremendously. What I find fascinating and inspiring about Tim is that [...]
I admit I receive many comments and “likes” about the Manhood From the Hood blog posts. I’m honored to receive and read every one.
But there’s one touching comment I received from someone who is not on FB, nor Twitter, nor even on the Internet. In fact, this lovely lady doesn’t even own a computer.
Yeah, being a father is cool. It’s a little scary being responsible for this little man. But it’s a lot of fun sometimes, too.
My son, Cordell, is all boy. He’s sensitive. His feelings [...]
“Life is relationships; the rest is just details.”
~ Gary Smalley
I remember the call. “Hey Mr. Roddy, Man I am glad you kept your same cell phone number after all of these years. I have been thinking of you. I am serious about getting my life together. I have a daughter, engaged and [...]
You can see that I have fond thoughts over bonding with Joseph and Raymond in our shared experience. But I have disheartening thoughts as well. Far too many young men that we mentor in our organization have never met, rarely see, and/or don’t know the whereabouts of their fathers.
I see the pain this has [...]