Why The Gentle Man?

The Gentle Man concept came to me on a ropes course, where counselors to be were participating in an orientation activity at a summer overnight camp.  Rather than encourage and support one of their own as he struggled with his fear of heights, they were sarcastic, and teased him in what they thought was a playful manner, but did nothing to help him through his fears....

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Male Friendship, The Goons, and PUMBA!

Ask a Goon about PUMBA, and you will see him smile and glow with the memory of good times. Ask a non-Goon, and they will give you a funny look. Here is what Mr. Webster has to say about a Goon...

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Hammond High School National School of Opportunity

Check out this great award we won! This is where I have taught for the past 18 years. I am bursting with pride! We are only one of eight schools in the country that won this award!

6 year old boy spreading smiles

Check out what this little boy has done for the world despite the loss of his parents. This shows the power of children and a smile, and my corny phrase: a little smile goes miles……Get out the tissues.

Harry and Sidney's friendship Beautiful article about the long friendship of Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier.

Dear Dad/Workshop Format

Dear Dad, I’m writing you on the anniversary of your passing to celebrate and honor you. The best way to do that is by telling you about what I have learned from you and how I am passing it on. A couple of years ago I started talking about my ideas for training The Gentle Man, and I am making it a reality...

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