Here and There with Twin Cities Men
"Thanks for helping the U.S. become a better and safer country."
- Jerry Daniels, 2018-09-07.
Twenty-three men (including 6 current/former TCMC board chairs) gathered at the Men's Center on Sunday, August 19th in celebration of the life of former TCMC Office Manager Randy Genrich who passed on August 7th. Dan Gorbunow led the event honoring him. Randy was active from 1985-2016 in various capacities from volunteer to facilitator to mentor and of course, long-time office manager. For many men, Randy was the face of TCMC. On behalf of the TCMC, we thank Randy for all his 31years of service. He will be truly missed.
Current Office Manager Tom Maher posted a Facebook tribute at: https://www.facebook.com/tcmc.org/photos/a.350167348389501/2133293486743536/?type=3 and highlighted an interview with Randy that appeared in the February-March 2014 issue of Men Talk: https://www.tcmc.org/nls/MenTalk38-1-FebMar2014.pdf.
A memorial service was held at his church in the Lake Nokomis area of Minneapolis on Saturday, September 15th attended by Tom Weaver and Harry Greenberg and other TCMC members: "300-400 people attended, and I gave the Hopi prayer."- Tom Weaver. TCMC members Todd Vandenbark and Don Eschbach who are not Twin Cities residents were among many who also communicated their reflections of Randy upon hearing the news.
Fall Spirit & Wellness Rite of Celebration at SATTVA
Please join us for an experience in spirit, health,and connection: Drum * Meditation * Movement * Ritual * Personal Alignment * Prayers and Creative Process for Healthy Family, Society & Planet. Sat., Oct. 6, 7-10pm at SATTVA Healing Arts, 3200 Bryant Av S, Minneapolis 55408. All people, ages, genders, faiths welcome! $10-20 Suggested Donation Appreciated * Light Nosh and Healthy Beverage provided. To register or FFI: www.sattvamn.com or Dan at 612-987-0324.
- Dan Gorbunow, 2018-09-13.
The Thursday August 9th movie event "The Mask You Live In" was a real success as over 120 attended the showing at St. Anthony Main Theaters in a Men's Center co-sponsored event. Organizer Melanie Paradise forwarded to us this comment she received the next day: "Thank you so much for organizing this. For me to call it just worthwhile would be an incredible understatement. I was doing my best to prepare myself ahead of showtime for what I knew would be a difficult/growth topic for me personally, but it has hit me much harder than I even expected. I'm pretty sure I needed this at this time. I would bet many others in attendance were greatly impacted by it as well. I wish I could have stayed for the after movie discussion but I needed a walk and some air."
- Andy Mickel, 2018-09-10.
"This Fall's Minnesota Men's Conference has indeed been cancelled. The main reason is that we did not meet our minimum number of participants to host the larger Fall event in beautiful Camp du Nord by the August deadline. This no doubt comes as a surprise and a disappointment to many of us, especially those of us who have come to rely on the fall event especially as a touchstone for our year. The Fall conference is for many a reunion with old friends, a way to measure ourselves against our years, and a time to trouble ourselves with questions that ask to deepen us. It is a time to feel into the myths that are living through us as well as a place to find perspectives and strength for our personal journeys."
- Marty Miller, MMS Chairman, 2018-09-08
Recent articles in the Minneapolis Star Tribune <http://www.startribune.com/>
"Men are the victims in rape tale: Actress Amber Tamblyn's novel will upset some people. She's OK with that. By Stephanie Merry, Washington Post, 2018-08-09. "As #MeToo stories began pouring out, Tamblyn became involved in the Time's Up initiative that offers legal support for victims of sexual harassment in Hollywood and beyond. In the midst of this, she finished her first novel, "Any Man," which was published in June. The book focuses on sexual assault, although it does so in an unexpected way: The villain in the story is a woman who targets men, committing a string of sexual assaults so violent and troubling that they could have been ripped from a horror movie. The male victims largely narrate their own stories, delving into the profound pain of dealing with the aftermath of such crimes..."
- Andy Mickel, 2018-09-01.