I must agree wholeheartedly w/ Matthew Fisher of Bend, OR, who also reviewed this latest powerful work of Tom's. Tom's presence is made both an example as well as an undertone throughout. Through his eyes, I find it hard (i.e., difficult) if not impossible not to celebrate male power, animal magnetism, strength, and grace, as well as man's innate physical mortality. All the more reason to make the most of who we are and, as a community of men in the larger global family, catalyze and synergize the fulfillments of the obligations we have to our holistic selves: body, mind, spirit, will. The embracing of strength, power, and physical beauty is an obvious inclination for most; however, Tom shows us that, in addition to this, recognizing and embracing our vulnerability is never an act of cowardice, but rather, a quintessential way of knowing how to offer each other ourselves as complete human beings, as friends, as lovers, as playground and gym buddies, and as proud men. Tom, we love you always for this reminder!