The Older Man

Life has made us who we are. The loves, the rigors, the tragedies… By the time a man reaches 60 or 70, or 80, he’s been beaten and bruised—physically and mentally. Most of us would not trade our scars. They’re symbols of our tempering, of how we’ve been heated and hammered on the anvil of…

Health Care. Health Insurance. Medicare for All?

There’s nothing more indefinite these days then the interaction of Congress and what they call healthcare. In reality they’re trying to talk about health insurance, but they use the term healthcare to disguise the issues. There’s nothing really wrong with healthcare in America. It is by far the most effective healthcare that can be had…

As Man Thinketh

  We are what we eat… mentally. Trash in, trash out. No different than our physical diet. Enough of the wrong foods and your willie lays flaccid in your drawers (more on that in the section The Doctor Is In). Enough mental trash in—thoughts, pictures, words, attitudes—and you end up with ED: emotional dysfunction; or,…

30,000 American Men Will Die

  Men are frequently accused of not taking responsibility for their own health. One reason, particularly in regard to prostate cancer (PCa) and other male disorders, is a lack of awareness of incident rates, causes and treatment protocols. Other reasons: disinformation, and no societal or media support. Men’s health doesn’t seem to be on anyone’s…

Who Is It Good For?

  In this day and age confronting the subject of human characteristics may be seen by some as controversial, inflammatory, or offensive. Words are easily misinterpreted, quoted out of context, or purposefully misrepresented. I wish the reader to keep the following paragraphs in mind while perusing The Life of Men. This book is not an…

What’s On Your Mind?

  Testosterone, as we’ve seen, is a powerful hormone. Eighty years since it was first isolated, it continues to inspire research and controversy. Currently there is a study going on at Yale University to determine why testosterone levels decrease. Is it due to aging? Is it due to something in the water or food supply?…

Men Go It Alone

  “I’m a guy. I don’t talk about my disease because it isn’t polite to talk about testicles in public. Besides, it’s not wise to signal weakness. Jackals circle the clan waiting for the frail to stumble. A man on his knees invites attack.” Is that old thought or is that a genetically triggered characteristic…

I Touch Myself

  Before we get into trouble let’s look at elements and expressions of love; after all we men are the romantic gender. Are you surprised? Truly we are. Despite all the images in the popular culture; despite the projections of men as the stumbling klutzes in relationships; and despite all the advice columns, romance novels,…