EppsNet Archive: Bravery

Non-Toxic Masculinity

Amanda Eller, rescued from the jungles of Maui I’m hearing a lot about “toxic masculinity” recently . . . in fact I rarely hear anyone talk about masculinity without the word “toxic” in front of it. But I’ve noticed that when people get themselves into life-threatening situations — lost in the jungle, trapped in a cave, etc. — the volunteers who show up to attempt a rescue are always men. I remember one guy died in the Thailand cave rescue. A volunteer — he didn’t even have to be there. So I’d like to recognize non-toxic masculinity — bravery, strength, compassion — that gets things done in the world that women can’t or won’t do. Read more →

This Magic Moment

Bravery is doing             the same thing every day when you don’t want to. Not the marvelous but the familiar, over and over again.             Do that, and the magic will come. — David Kirby, “This Magic Moment” Read more →