Quick update (I’m still around)

posted by Eivind on December 4, 2012, at 8:05 pm

Boy, it’s been a while since I wrote here. Here’s a background for why: For several years, I’ve written with the world as audience. While I’ve enjoyed that immensely, I’ve also felt a bit stretched and disconnected. I’m the kind of person who finds it hard to connect with words on a screen – I really need to be with people in the flesh. Writing for Masculinity-Movies.com was actually kind of lonely and I wanted to change that – I need people to be physically present in my life.

I’ve also wanted to make more of an impact in my homeland Norway. I’ve understood that if I’m ever going to turn my passion into my livelihood, I will need roots in Norway. Over the last several months, I’ve been focused exclusively on that.

Together with my facilitation partner Pål Christian Buntz, I run workshops, courses and Authentic Games Nights under the Authentic World Norway umbrella. In October, we put on our first ever KWML weekend workshop, and it was a smashing success. We are looking forward to hosting more such workshops in the time to come. For those of you who are still waiting for my KWML home study course, know that I haven’t worked as much on that as I liked, simply because I’ve arrived at the place of realizing that this material is hard to teach online – it’s much more suitable for experiential learning. At this point, I’m unsure whether I will ever produce it. If I have a breakthrough in my understanding of how to convey the material in an engaging way even online, I probably will.

I’ve also started coaching and will focus particularly on computer gaming addiction for young boys/men in the time to come. It’s a huge problem in today’s culture that is disempowering an entire generation and since I’ve lived that story myself, I have significant gifts to contribute.

And the big one which is simmering in the back of my mind is a Man-Woman symposium with local and international speakers and healing work in order to usher in an era of collaboration as opposed to strife. That one is huge and I will keep you posted.

I will probably write another movie review again in the not too distant future. I don’t want this site to die – it has meant a lot to many. I also know that several people are planning to post user reviews. But right now, this site is simply not the main focus of my work in the world anymore. You will have noticed that already I’m sure, but I want to make it official.

If there’s anything you’re wanting from me or the site in the time to come, please tell me below. Thanks for staying around.

Be well,