The schedule for the next four planning meetings for the NMMW Fall Conference for 2009 has been set, and all who are interested in planning this 25th anniversary event are encouraged to participate.  Here’s the schedule and locations:

  • August 18th – Gaylon Duke’s house in Santa Fe  located at
    46 Old Agua Fria Rd W
    Santa Fe, NM 87508-5948
    (505) 988-7209)
  • September 16th – Lawrence Cook’s house located at
    1503 Lucyle Pl NW
    Alameda, Albuquerque NM 87114-8819
    (505) 898-2206)
  • September 29th – Gaylon’s house
  • October 13th – Lawrence’s house

All meetings start at 6:30 with food, then we begin at 7:00 pm. Meetings end promptly at 9:00 pm.  Please call if you need help with locations and directions.

New with this conference, we are adding the capability of connecting with the planning meetings and participating via Skype (a free internet-based telephone service).  All you need is a good internet connection, a Skype-capable microphone and speaker (most laptops work for this), and a free account.  We have a downloadable document that will help you get connected.  We tried it at the first meeting and it works great!

— Michael Wilkinson (

The first all online edition of Man Alive! is now available on this New Mexico Men’s Wellness website.  Here is the direct link that will open this page in a new window on your web browser:

Summer 2009 Edition of Man Alive!

You might ask, “What is the purpose of this post?” The answer is, this post is to provide a place for you (the men of NM Men’s Wellness) to post your feedback, comments, suggestions, bitches, gripes or other musings promoted or provoked by the materials in this issue.  All you need to post a comment is register with the site (look at the post at “About” for the details about exactly how to do this) and the add your comment in the box below.  If you have posted a comment previously, it will appear immediately.  If this is your first comment, it will appear as soon as it is validated by your Webmaster (usually within 24 hours or less).

The online publication is looking for contributions.  Check out the Man Alive! Information page for how you can become an author and share your work with your fellow men.  We look forward to hearing from you.