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#24383 - 05/25/03 06:56 PM To All The 'Newbies' Here
Marc Offline

Registered: 04/25/03
Posts: 256
Loc: Tucson, AZ
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. \:D

My only hope is to give back as good as I get!

Still here to continue the struggle,


#24384 - 05/25/03 07:21 PM Re: To All The 'Newbies' Here
James_dup1 Offline

Registered: 04/13/02
Posts: 1332
Loc: Wyoming
Dont worry with your kindness, openness, and compasion you have for each one of your brother you give lots more that you take. I know you have given lots to me, even on the post I dont reply too I still get something out of it. I agree I have found the most supportive group of men I've ever meet. I didnt know it was ok for men to show that they care or that it is ok for men to cry for someone else's pain. Thanks Marc for starting this tread. I also want to say thank you to everyone. And tell anyone that may be new that is reading this, please come back even if it's just to read what we are saying. This is the BEST place on the net for us.
(((((((((((for my brother's))))))))))))))

I have more issues than Rolling Stone!

#24385 - 05/25/03 07:21 PM Re: To All The 'Newbies' Here
Nathan LaChine Offline

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 5411
Loc: Washington State
Marc I am sure I speak like many of us here when I say I am so f%^&ing glad that you are here. You have helped alot of people here with your posts. You are a great man and in time we will all over come this shit from our past. Congrats on your one month time here and on your 100 post.

lots of love, Nathan

#24386 - 05/25/03 07:31 PM Re: To All The 'Newbies' Here
al Offline

Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 143
Loc: canada
and the grammy goes to.....

hey guys hes talkin 'bout us....

all i got to say in my defence is

Those who dance appear insane to those who cannot hear the music. Mark Kleiman

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. Winston Churchill

#24387 - 05/25/03 09:37 PM Re: To All The 'Newbies' Here
Wuamei Offline

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 2700
Loc: The left turn I should have ta...

Thanks for starting this thread!

Man, I hope all the new folks and everyone here takes time to read the encouraging words here and to write some as well if you can. Take in these words and in what we all have here at MS!

Marc congrats on your 1/100!


"I can't stand pain. It hurts me."
--Daffy Duck

#24388 - 05/25/03 09:49 PM Re: To All The 'Newbies' Here
MrDon Offline

Registered: 01/08/01
Posts: 957
Loc: Deltona, FL
Congrats and may the support you are finding here continue to form the words that you need to express your voice as you continue to claim all that you deserve in life.


In order to journey to new worlds, we must first be willing to lose site of the shore.

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#24389 - 05/25/03 10:26 PM Re: To All The 'Newbies' Here
Mike Church Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 3439
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Marc my brother wolf you have grown with us. Your posts have been thought provoking and have helped me more than you can know.

I am proud to call you brother as I am everyone here.

May the Pack be with you.



#24390 - 05/26/03 12:31 AM Re: To All The 'Newbies' Here
Lloydy Offline
Administrator Emeritus
Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
Support goes round in circles, and we all support each other.

The circle gets bigger and stronger each day.

Dave \:D

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau


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