One month later...
Here I am, sitting on the PC typing a new thread into the MS website and noting I've hit a couple of milestones here.
- I've been on the site for one month.
- I've reached my hundreth post.
These have been no small accomplishments and I've have met the MOST supportive guys that I've ever met in my life.
In a society that equates masculinity with self-sufficiency(sp?) and emotional isolation, I have found men and an evironment strong enough to embrace strangers and withstand negative societal constructs in order to heal and nurture others of our own.
I have seen young men and old, smash the artificial barriers of ageist discrimination in order to learn FROM ONE ANOTHER.
I have been a part of discussions that allow TRULY constructive criticism and open dialogue and most important; unantagonistic disagreement on matters of race, religion, sexual orientation, disability and gender.
I have finally found what TEAMWORK really is.
I'm proud of ALL of us. We've each got a long way to go... together we WILL make it.
Special thanks to the founders of this organization, the BOD and the moderators for keeping us safe.
If you are just new to the site and are reading this post, please come back! You are not alone, you are loved and can love without the crap that can be attached by bad learning and we will help each other get there, one link at a time!
Special, special thanks to Waumei, Tallsteve
, Sick Puppy, Nathan, Al, Marc, MrDon, Lloydy, TheDean, ksinger, jimrh, MikeChurch, Michaelb, brian-z, the 'electrical' blueelectron9, ScottyTodd, mrsunshineguy, Don-NY, wanderer (where have u been?), jonathankhonsu, kleinerspatz, ivanhoe and James! I hope I didn't forget anyone that has helped me with some of my problems and given me encouragement through their own posts. As you can see, there is a lot
of support here.
My only hope is to give back as good as I get! Still here to continue the struggle