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.”
Now that your kids are home from camp and headed back to school, Christopher Britton has some suggestions for how they can take what they learned at camp and apply it to their school year.
Take your kids to the grocery store, and keep the video games at home.
Former juvenile prisoners found the capacity to change and now try to extend change into their community.
So you’re sad all the time and don’t want to do stuff. It’s actually way more complicated than that. And you are not alone.
Here’s what happens when you find the right relationship.
Some went willingly, some went reluctantly, some signed up their horses. The volunteer soldiers of World War I.
Revelations about the prosecution of Jabbar Collins, who served 15 years for a murder he did not commit, helped to bring down longtime Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.
Listening – really listening – can sometimes make all the difference.
One warm winter evening on the Upper West Side, Thomas Fiffer reached out and touched a stranger’s life.
Visit the site, sign up and kick-off your football season the right way! Alex Yarde has the details!
What happens when a teenage boy is told that a breastfeeding mom is grossing people out in a Starbucks? Probably not what you think.
Love comes in many forms: Stacey Connor shares a moment of her day on how the little things are sometimes the most powerful.
Charlie Glickman explains why assuming the position of “not like other guys” creates more problems than good.
The power of one, a few and many to do the right thing and fight for equality, fairness and a just society is an awesome force for change and for good