Dec 24, 2010

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The 12th Tenet — Earn and Honor Rank...

Earn and Honor Rank   The wood chosen to represent this tenet is  Redwood – The redwood tree is the grandfather of trees.  He stands tall and straight, above all others.  He is long lived and considered wise.  Redwoods attain a stature unparrelled by any other living thing.  They have earned a place in our lore by virtue of their longevity and stature.    The symbol for this tenet is the Eagle – A universal symbol of leadership. ...

Nov 8, 2010

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Dancing With the Devil

I am in the process of recuperating from the MDI Annual Convention in Las Vegas. Year two and it was a huge success. What made it successful was that we built on last year’s inaugural convention. We offered more than 40 seminars this year and had over 280 attendees. The goal is to keep growing and to expand this beyond MDI and hopefully move to venues other than Vegas but that’s a different post. The thing that made...

Sep 16, 2010

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11th Tenet – Only Fight Honorable Battles...

The Code of Honor was created by the men of what was then known as the Sterling Men’s Divisions. It contains 15 different tenets. It was intended to reflect some basic core values that all the men could rally behind, support and use as a benchmark for the ways of being we could expect from one another. In the late 1990s some men from the Western Region (the Bay area around San Francisco) created an ark which contained...

Sep 2, 2010

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Food Glorious Food

There are certain things we take for granted.  One is that it is important to have a well balanced diet.  I honestly don’t know how true that is but I had the whole concept challenged right before my very eyes.  I spent a week at the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. http://www.hippocratesinst.org/?gclid=CJigr8qy0KMCFcK77Qodq1vTuQ   The place is premised on the notion that for the most part the body can heal itself so it sets out to provide...

Jul 11, 2010

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What is MDI?

On this site I make frequent reference to MDI.  Some of you know me as the current President of the organization.  Some of you have no idea what I am talking about.  So let me elucidate:  MDI is a 1000 plus men’s organization spread out through out North America.   It is an organization dedicated to fostering teams of men who inspire and empower one another to pursue and realize their passion.  MDI does not actually mean anything.  As...