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Dog Tag Team Honors a Father

Dog Tag Team Honors a Father

Craig Jones Columnist I recently found my dad's US Air Force dog tag. It was in a little cloth bag tied off with a ribbon, and with it were his wedding ring, his college ring and his fishing license. I had never laid eyes on any of these items until that moment. I...

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A Team Meeting … Plus Cops

A Team Meeting … Plus Cops

Crawford Hart Guest Contributor It was our once-a-month team dinner meeting and we’d chosen one of our favorite Irish bars on Third Avenue, somewhere in the low 20’s. The place was crowded, the sidewalks outside were packed, traffic was a nightmare, which none of us...

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Making Me A Better Man

Making Me A Better Man

Jack Brown MDI Contributor I’ve been on a men’s team for going on three decades. I believe I have matured into a good teammate, but I have to say it has been a process. My teams and teammates have provided me enormous opportunities to become a better man. As men, we...

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The Best Team Ever

The Best Team Ever

David Plante Guest Contributor I would like to tell you about the best team I have been on for over 30 years.  It has many qualities that make it great but here are the top 10 for me.  This team has a mutual responsibility to practice Discipline, Commitment,...

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A Childhood Scar Alters Over Time

A Childhood Scar Alters Over Time

James Anthony Ellis Editor, Legacy Magazine Somewhere in the hazy backdrop that is a childhood found on Cambay Lane in Huntington Beach, early 1970s, you would find two young boys. Best friends. Jamie Jordan and Jimmy Ellis. Born six months apart, but still considered...

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I Forgive You Mom

I Forgive You Mom

There are physical scars. And there are other kinds of scars. This story is a bit about both. You see, I have scars. One of them happens to be a burn mark that constitutes a quarter of my face. You can't miss it, and neither can I. As an infant, I somehow crawled...

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Cuts Both Ways

Cuts Both Ways

Dan Kempner Columnist Some people peak early. I was one such. My glory years were in middle school. We’d moved back to a small town in Westchester County, New York, and I was a little taller, with a bit more of a well-knit, man-like frame compared to the other young...

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The Many Scars of Men

The Many Scars of Men

Below are a few of the scars men of Mentor Discover Inspire were willing to share with a public audience. Everyone has one form of scar or another, having lived a full life, so far. Here is a sampling, revealed freely and in trust. Dylan StewartMy greatest scar was an...

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A Eulogy From a Son

A Eulogy From a Son

Rich O'Keeffe Staff Contributor On April 3, 2019, my mother passed away. Five weeks later, my dad passed away. This is the eulogy I gave at his funeral. Today we are gathered to celebrate a life well lived. Dad’s was above all else a life full of love, of commitment,...

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Flowers In The Fort

Flowers In The Fort

Jim Ellis Editor To honor the circle of men, we bring to you an image to which many of you may be able to relate. It’s our fort, our place among the males we would stand for and we could stand for. Are you ready to stand for it … again? It was a place of our own, a...

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So You Think You Know How to Shave?

So You Think You Know How to Shave?

Justin LaBarge Perspectives from The Left-Handed Frenchman If you are like most men, then shaving is part of your regular routine. More likely, you may not have recently given this experience much thought. What once may have represented a right of passage into...

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Living and Learning With “The Men”

Living and Learning With “The Men”

Satraipal Fred RaiStaff Writer I've made it this far in life somehow! Either I've won the lottery of life, I have a guardian angel, or I simply have found men who care for my well-being. I was in a very dark place when I came to MDI, and I came to Friday meetings...

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The Power of a Circle of Men

The Power of a Circle of Men

Tim GoldichGuest Writer Author and speaker Tim Goldich offers his insight into gender politics and the power of the men's circle in this exclusive article for the Legacy. In a circle of men, men can share their pain with those who share their pain. When members of...

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