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.”
While we get settled in for our BBQs, the NBA and NHL playoffs were in full swing, men were driving cars fast around the track in Indy, and the French Open got underway. The sporting week…in quotes.
Thomas Pluck believes that wars battle on until everyone touched by them is dead. And on and on they go.
A story of how one man finds himself on the brink of losing his home after many self-induced mistakes.
The man who is willing to take advice to improve will always be the better partner in a relationship. James Michael Sama tells us how.
We can’t keep pretending that most of our wars have been noble or worthwhile, so where does that put us on Memorial Day?
My child has many teachers. Some of their voices need to be drowned out.
Sean Davis gives a haunting first-person account of the inhumanity (and the humanity) of war.
I slept. I dreamt. I rose.
John Tinseth looks back at his father’s odd A-Team going into Vietnam.
Jordan Gray says that we can avoid a lot of pain if we get in the habit of asking these three simple, but challenging questions. —– One of the worst things that we do in[Read More…]
The Summer is shaping up! Keep your little one’s protected!
June 4th, 2015 at the West End Lounge, New York, NY. Tickets on sale now.