I've just returned from my "rookie" staffing at a New Warrior Training Adventure weekend near Albany, NY: a multi-cultural NWTA co-sponsored by the Upstate NY, New England, and Montreal communities within the Mankind Project (MKP). It was a powerful experience on multiple levels for me, made all the moreso by the opportunity to participate in the initiation of a good friend. It has been nearly three years since my own initiation, with the Chicago MKP community, and while my weekly post-training "integration group" in the local Northwest MKP community provides a safe container within which I continue to grow, the weekend represented a long overdue, deeper reconnection with -- and renewal of -- my sacred masculine energy, an aspect of my self that I need to increasingly draw upon as I continue to stretch beyond my comfort zone in my personal and professional activities. It was also a great opportunity to meet, work with and develop new relationships with some amazing men who are committed to making the world a better place. I feel great joy and gratitude for this opportunity. Aho!