Father-and-child-holding-hands-247x300“Early in 1990, in a ground-breaking PBS special “A Gathering of Men,” poet Robert Bly blasted through the gender-muddling of previous decades with a jarring truth. The average man today, he declared, has learned well from his mother to embrace his “soft feminine side” and become tender and receptive. But he hasn’t learned to embrace his more deliberate “masculine side,” because his father has been emotionally and often physically absent.”


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Hidden Sadness


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Man’s Search For Meaning