• TCMC Sunday Men's Brunch 2009

    Sunday Men's Brunch - 2009

  • Twin Cities Men's Center Library shelf
  • TCMC Sunday Men's Brunch 2007

    Sunday Men's Brunch - 2007

Here and There with Twin Cities Men

ManKind Project Minnesota (MKP-MN) NWTA May 16-19, 2024 near Red Wing Minnesota. The upcoming Spring MN MKP Weekend begins Friday evening 6pm, ending Sunday afternoon 4pm. This experiential training has enabled men to create spectacular, life-changing, awe-inspiring results. Men like you take this journey. If you're willing to challenge yourself, you will emerge more the man you were born to be. The world needs you, and a brotherhood of men is ready to support you. Contact: David Kaar <drkaar@mkp.org> 612-275-5165 or Brett Benson <brettbenson@me.com>

$150 Deposit holds your place; $695 full payment. To register: https://mkpconnect.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=59657 Meals, materials, and accommodations are included. After your initial application and deposit, you will be sent an additional questionnaire required to finalize your registration. You will also receive information about the location of the training and what to bring.
– David Kaar, 2024-01-14

The Minneapolis StarTribune recently ran several articles on loneliness, perhaps to complement the featured article in the Feb-Mar Men Talk by Bill Dobbs on "Sensing, Healing, Feeling" in TCMC Support Groups.

  • 2024-02-19: "A key piece to solving loneliness? Friendship. Friendships help stave off loneliness, build connection and cultivate a healthy 'social biome'."
  • 2024-02-19: "Small talk can make big changes - THE LONELINESS CURE"
  • 2024-02-19: "Yes, you should talk to strangers. Small talk has big benefits. Chit-chatting, handing out a compliment or simply greeting a stranger can help you feel less lonely."
  • 2024-03-03: "Are you lonely? Exercise your social muscles - THE LONELINESS CURE"

– Andy Mickel, 2024-03-11.

Veterans For Peace News, Winter 2023-24, volume 26, issue 6, "Health Care for Veterans is Being Threatened" by Arlys Herem and Jeff Roy, notes that the Veteran's Health Administration is not properly staffed resulting in many veterans unable to receive the high-quality, veteran-centric care they need. – 2024-02-01.

Satirist James Lileks who began his career at the U of Minnesota writing columns for the Minnesota Daily, has several columns a week in the Minneapolis StarTribune. His February 13 column, "What Most Men Just Don't Get About Chocolate" appears in time for Valentine's Day. Before sharing his personal attitude toward chocolate, Lileks explains: "Women's View: 'after a trip to the chocolate aisle, where the dark slabs are arrayed like slim mysterious romance novels in a Paris bookstore, I have a flat brick of 85% cacao organic sustainably sourced fair-trade, rainforest, shade-grown dark chocolate with notes of raspberry and fleeting euphoria and a finishing note of regret, but only if you had four squares...Oh the taste is sublime, life is good, I am flooded with joy!'
Men: 'I guess I'll eat this whole king-size Milky Way I just found under the front seat, it's still good.'

Read the whole column at: https://www.startribune.com/what-men-dont-get-about-chocolate/600342300/ – Andy Mickel, 2024-02-13.

Minneapolis StarTribune entertainment critic Chris Hewitt's book review: "Your story is important, Steve Almond says, "NONFICTION: In 'Truth Is the Arrow, Mercy Is the Bow' and in classes at the Loft, Almond gets to the root of storytelling." Truth Is the Arrow, Mercy Is the Bow by: Steve Almond. Publisher: Zando, 234 pages, $18. Almond teaches writing, including three online classes March 16-April 13 for Minneapolis' Loft Literary Center.

Read the whole review here: https://www.startribune.com/steve-almond-wants-you-to-know-your-story-is-important-and-teach-you-to-tell-it/600349495/ – 2024-03-10.