Thomas Fiffer anticipates the beginning of a weekend with his boys.
Thomas G. Fiffer is a graduate of Yale and holds an M.A. in creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He posts daily on his blog, Tom Aplomb, on his morning commute from Westport to New York, where he works at Leadership Directories, a database publishing company. He is also a featured storyteller with MouseMuse Productions and is working on his first novel.
Years later, Thomas Fiffer can recall every aspect of the letter he wrote to her—how he felt, the way his “e’s” curled—everything except for the words.
Tom Fiffer longs to hear the ping of a new text message or email: the one that would let him know his father got his message and is replying.
Given Rothko’s suicide, I found myself thinking about low tide, not in the nautical sense but as the emotional state a person is experiencing when considering ending existence.
Thomas G. Fiffer remembers Julia: “Fingers that penned intense love poems … Fingers that were skilled in other arts as well.”
Troy Palmer thinks the Beastie Boys were right to fight for their song, but they got so much more wrong.
Five simple guidelines from Eido T. Shimano Roshi.
Jarune Uwujaren explains that by claiming to not see race, you’re actually dismissing the experiences of people who face racism every day.
JJ Vincent is convinced that this could have been the boldest ad of the year…or ever. What do you think?
Kristine Rose thinks you should tell all your dirty secrets to your new partner.
Jaime Zepeda finds a way to seriously enjoy life, by not taking himself too seriously.
Suppose that there was no scoreboard.
Pistanthrophobia is something that you bring on every date you go on after a bad break-up. It prevents you from being able to love fully. Danny Baker explains some simple ways you can get past it.
Slade Grayson asks, “What’s the one childhood toy that you really wanted, but didn’t get?”
After he lost his brother, Jarad Dewing tried everything to release the pain locked inside of him.
Despite growing up as young black male in the “hood,” facing all the same challenges—like violence and poverty—my voice, moreover the way I talked, somehow made me less black than others.
Renowned prison reform activist Ken Hartman gives his insights into how we can reform our broken system.
Prison rape isn’t funnier than any other kind of rape. And men are not unstoppable rape machines. It’s time we stopped laughing.
“We all feel angry. We don’t all choose to abuse because we’re angry.”
Jeremy Meyers thinks it’s time for men to decide who they are, not let society decide for them.
Conventional beauty doesn’t mean crap. Jackson Bliss explores the importance of “idiosyncratic beauty” and its relationship to love
Andrew Smiler offers three suggestions on how to leave the gray zone of sexual consent.