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Boys rites of passage – the role of community

What is the place of community in a boy’s rite of passage? It is to nurture and rear a confident individual, one who feels a sense of belonging and commitment, and invests in its well-being. It also means realizing that … Continue reading

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Smashing windows and burning police cars – modern boy’s rite of passage?

By now many people have heard about the shameful rioting that took place in Vancouver following the Stanley Cup loss last week. Is this the modern boy’s rite of passage¬†I’ve been writing about on my previous two postings?¬† Smashing windows, … Continue reading

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