Taking a Hit

In September, 2013, I staffed my 33rd NWTA weekend. I am considered a senior staffer, one who knows the weekend quite well. I was asked by the weekend leader to step onto the leader track for the weekend because he didn’t think there were enough experienced men. I have staffed with this leader before and it worked quite well, so I stepped on as a leader in training (LIT)… for this weekend only. (more…)

In the present moment…

September 22, 2013 marks the beginning of my 40th year with my partner, Donna. It hasn’t all been sunshine and roses, but for the past 10 years, my relationship with Donna has been getting steadily stronger and deeper. I can attribute this improvement directly to the work I have done as a member of The Mankind Project. Sitting in I-Group for almost 12 years and staffing New Warrior Training Adventure weekends has pushed and poked me to grow into the man I am today. (more…)

Community Elders

I was initiated as an MKP New Warrior at Camp Melacoma in November, 2001 and I have been active in MKP ever since. I became a certified PIT leader in the Puget Sound Community by around 2006, joined the MKP I-Group Council and lead the rewrite of what is now the MKP PIT manual. I have done 32 (or 33) NWTA staffing, been on the Leader Track twice (busted myself both times) and considered Ritual Elder, but it just didn’t call to me. I started an I-Group in Bellingham in early 2002 and it is still meeting every week and is now stronger than ever. (more…)