Cracked wide open on Mankind Weekend

Pearce Williams 11-13








I was cracked wide open—sensing things I usually don’t. Yesterday morning, I saw the pinecone on a blue ribbon that warns birds not to crash into our kitchen window as it fidgeted against the pane. I noticed the kitchen clock ticking. Mozart stopped me in my tracks.

My world expands the day after I’ve staffed a New Warrior Training Adventure as I did this past weekend with about 40 men at a camp west of London. As staff, we opened ourselves and provided 17 men with the gift that we received on our first NWTA weekend.

It was amazing to watch these men arrive with fear on Friday and leave Sunday—some with 100-watt smiles, some with tears. Same as the staff. In giving, we receive.


About Tim O'Connor

Tim O'Connor is a golf coach, an award-winning writer, and speaker. Tim takes a holistic approach, coaching golfers in the physical and mental aspects of golf. He co-hosts the Swing Thoughts podcast with Howard Glassman, and is the author of The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story. He plays bass in CID—a Guelph punk band!