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By Felina Silver Robinson

It is sad what our society has done to men. That fathers have left their sons with an inability to show emotion for fear that they may not appear to be strong. Let me be fair to state that this is not necessarily today’s men, but definitely men of the late 50s and those before them. In today’s age we have to live life with feeling and compassion. There is so much going on where we must have the verbal ability to comfort those in need when the time warrants it. Unfortunately, not all people seem to be equipped with that ability. Let me be clear in that there is a difference in a person that is just angry at the world or that just doesn’t want or like being around others and the difference between a person who just has a severe lack of communication skills because they never learned them as a child. It is clearly the parents responsibility to start the communication piece in their children, and the sooner they start the process, the better off everyone will be. Parents can’t assume that a child will be able to learn such skills on their own. Leaving them without them can be harmful to their adult relationships, especially their marriages.I have hope for all of us men, women and children. It’s ok to feel and it’s more than ok to talk about what your feeling. Together, we can all be strong communicators.

Please consider the following resources:

Helping your children communicate

Social Skills: Promoting Positive Behavior, Academic Success, and School Safety

Helping Teens Develop Healthy Social Skills and Relationships: What the Research Shows about Navigating Adolescence

Ten Ways to Improve Your Interpersonal Skills


I was web surfing and came to be intrigued by what I read.  Here are three amazing articles for those of you that follow the matters of the brain and what research currently underway to help cure mental illness. Enjoy!

1. Director’s Blog: Lost in Translation –  on December 4, 2014

2. Director’s Blog: Best of 2014 –  on December 16, 2014

3. Director’s Blog: What Caused This to Happen? –  on January 12, 2015


Retro News Wednesday

November 26, 2014

1. ‘The 1904 Olympic Marathon May Have Been the Strangest Ever

In 1904, St. Louis hosted the Olympic Games as part of the World’s Fair—and produced a spectacle that incorporated all the mischief of the midway

2. Sybil: A Brilliant Hysteric?

Sybil: A Brilliant Hysteric?

3. Movie: The Phantom Planet

4. The Best Love Songs of the 60s

5. Retro-King Releases the “Tremtone” 5G9

6. Three Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens

7. All New Retro Christmas Online Website Launches Preserving the Vintage Classic Holiday

8. Retro Demonology (Demon Trappers)

9. 42 Incredibly Specific Online Vintage Shops For Your Every Need

10. ReTRo HouSeWiFe


1. James Cameron Casting ‘Avatar 2’; Seeks Native Actors

Wes Studi as Eytukan in ‘Avatar.’

2. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Your Involvement in the Future of Our Legacy Cities

3. Billy Mills Milestone: 50 Years Since Olympic Gold Win

Running Strong
Billy Mills won the Olympic Gold Medal in Tokyo for the 10,000 meter run 50 years ago today.

4. St. Germaine Sr. Sworn in as President of Lac du Flambeau Tribe

5. Artist as Trickster, Trickster as Art: Santiago Romero’s Ceramic Coyotes

courtesy Santiago Romero

6. Tears of Protest at Redskins Game and How Dan Snyder Caused Them

Ron Jackson
People supporting a name change listen as Virgil Ortiz of Laguna Pueblo speaks at the Anti-Redskins protest rally on October 11, 2014. Ortiz is an Professor at Arizona State University.

7. Obama Designates San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

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The San Gabriel Mountains are seen near Cajon Junction, California.

8. Indian Country’s Long Fight Over Who Gets the Right to Vote

PBS’ Frontline has a interactive map that shows where voting right laws have changed.

9. Nowhere to Turn: Our Mental Health System Is Sick

The adult life of Amelia Kay Looking Sabinsky, was a long, drawn-out train wreck that may have been prevented with stronger mental health systems.

10. A Letter to Pope Francis: Abolish the Papal Bull Behind Colonization!