You can’t buy Christmas spirit, but you can make it.
Robert Barsanti teaches in the Berkshires and is the father of two boys. You can follow his Twitter feed here.
Robert Barsanti gives a eulogy for a local man killed in a hit-and-run accident—a man who, in another life, could have been him.
In our age of terrorism, we have become a nation of lifeguards. When tragedy hits, Americans have learned to open their doors instead of closing them.
When Bob Barsanti was his eldest son’s age, his adolescent ego was stoked by shoveling snow: a modern John Henry against the snowplow. That was then…
“I piled up his clothes, vacuumed his floor, and got rid of the flotsam and jetsam of an unclicked mind.” Robert Barsanti takes his father to the hospital.
Emerson wrote that a hero is no braver than any other man, but he is braver five minutes longer. Robert Barsanti suspects it is the same with successful marriages.
To his old girlfriends, Robert Barsanti’s father would always be Romeo. But for Robert, Benito was Lear.
Robert Barsanti wishes he had eaten more cake, kissed more women, and seen Sarah Vaughn when he had the chance.
Robert Barsanti reflects on his father, the skier. “Every other role was a costume he wore in order to get into the car and drive north to snow and slopes.”
Hats off, slide the chair, hold the door. Robert Barsanti reflects on traditional gender roles, and how, in the end, a man does
Fifteen years after her death, Robert Barsanti’s mother still helps him through difficult times “with the whisper of iron and the strength of bone.”
Have you met Xena The X-Boyfriend Basher or Pious Polly? Allow April Brucker to introduce you to them, and 8 other ladies to avoid.
Real strangers, average looking people kiss and undress each other as a realistic and poetic counterpoint to viral ads made with actors.
It’s easy to point fingers and say there is nothing we can do. But there is always something we can do, for someone.
“There’s nothing special about me, I’m just in a special position.” —Rashad Jennings
Why hasn’t the racial makeup of the grand jury convened for Darrin Manning’s case been disclosed?
On the occasion of Batman’s 75th birthday, Thomas Fiffer explores the duality that defines superheroes.
Why do we need to be epic and amazing at everything? Why can’t we just enjoy and explore movement?
Just what sort of company does misery love, anyway?
It’s the simple things in life that matter most to our children such as speaking words of encouragement.
Detroit is in trouble. Bill Boyle points out the city’s biggest flaw, and tells us why neoliberalism is not the solution.
What makes a man attractive? James Michael Sama complies a list of the top 1o hottest things a guy can do.
While ripping down a mountain at 40 MPH on a bike, Ted McDonald realized that he’s finally becoming the man he wants to be.
Tony the Tiger: Dude’s grrr-eat. What’s not to love?
This teddy bear just won the internet’s heart.
Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts watched in horror as a white guy, high as a kite, got away with crashing his car and hiding his drugs right in front of the cops.
What does it look like to the other person when you can’t put your phone down while having a conversation? This video nails it.