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   Lessons for the Second Half of Life

June 14, 2022

7 PM Eastern Time

6 PM Central  Time

5 PM Mountain Time

4 PM Pacific  Time

3 PM Alaska  Time

1 PM Hawaii  Time

June 15, 2022

12 Midnight London

1 AM Paris, Rome, Berlin

1 AM Cape Town

6 AM Jakarta

7 AM Hong Kong, Singapore

9 AM Sydney              

Life may be divided in half, not according to chronology exactly, but according to how we live. What we hope for, aim for, and devote our energies to during the first half of life (more or less from early adulthood through our mid-forties), gradually, or sometimes suddenly, shifts.

The result can be energizing and freeing. Usually, energy and freedom are preceded by something that can be devastatingly painful. Change of career, divorce, sometimes even more radical breaks happen as the ground begins to crack. How we handle and respond to new understandings of the truth and of ourselves is something that we usually could never predict.  

So perhaps the best we can do is to recognize that “mid-life crisis” is not a joke, any more than adolescence is a joke or old age is a contrivance. And, if we take it seriously, the onset of life’s second half can possibly be enriched, maybe even made a bit smoother, if we pay attention to lessons learned by others who’ve been through it.  

This session of JCLive is a container in which you can share what you have learned or what questions and thoughts you harbor as you anticipate or even swim through the currents of change now upon you. We don’t have to go it alone. We have each other as brothers and comrades. What does it mean to live authentically? That is always the question. No one can answer it for you, but you don’t have to answer it in a vacuum.  

Join us in a safe and hospitable place where you can

•  be sure that no one will be pressuring you to agree with a particular opinion or position

•  explore what you hope for and expect in the future

•  share what you’ve observed and learned about the second half of life—the ripening of manhood

•  bring into focus what it is you think you need to learn or have to share

To Join Our Live Conversations with Frank Dunn and Michael Kerosky 

• pay whatever you can of the suggested fee ($15) [payment and other donations can be made here] We’re glad to waive the fee for any who are currently strapped from the impact of COVID-19!

  register (You must register by following this link!) 

•  familiarize yourself with Zoom

•  have a stable webcam and working microphone

•  you'll get a link by email when you register.  Hit the link a few minutes before we begin.


Read about and register for the StoneSong 2022 retreat here.

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Training for Facilitators

Training for facilitators is offered periodically in different locations around the country. If you are interested in being trained to facilitate any of our meet-ups, brotherhood circles, retreats, or events, let us know.  


In areas where the pandemic is successfully receding, and for men who are fully vaccinated, camping trips may be organized by our certified facilitators.  Specific infromation on dates and locations will appear in Circling, as it becomes availablbe.  

Brotherhood Circles

Brotherhood circles are ongoing small groups that last between four and twelve months. For “meet-ups” in Washington, Fresno, and Los Angeles, see below.  Read here the full details of the brotherhood circle beginning on February 9.  


Under the auspices of, a worldwide network of affinity groups of all sorts, Jonathan’s Circle has meet-ups currently in Washington, DC,  Los Angeles, and Fresno, CA. Become a member of and join us. Meet-ups are one-off circles in that they always consist of small groups of men who belong to our meet-up group, but each meeting is on a distinct theme and the group is always “new.” In contrast, men in our brotherhood circles commit to meet over a period of 4 to 12 months.  

Bookmark this page for further information. Better still, subscribe to Circling in the sidebar on the home page for updates and news on events and circles. When registering for a brotherhood circle, to download a registration form (for Brotherhood Circles only) go here (link is inactive because none is currently accepting registrations). Fill out the form and either scan, or print and email, to


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