Po-tate-o, Po-tat-o

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“Look at that dumb f*ck, Daddy,” said my 3-year-old from his car seat.

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Brother’s Keeper

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Eric and Greg Kochman were athletic, well-liked high school students. So why did they kill themselves?

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Why I Blow-dry My Son’s Hair

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Starring resident bluesman Todd Mauldin and his son.

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Here’s the Bad News, Son


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What’s a dad to do when he wants a baby girl but gets a baby boy? If you’re Steve Almond, you freak the hell out.

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Down a Path We Don’t Know Where

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Lisa Hickey looks back on the fears she had and the mistakes she made with her son.

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Two Fathers, No Mother: Crossing the Big Black Line


William Lucas Walker’s journey from “gay cliché” boyhood to married fatherhood, via love and loss.

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When a White Boy Wears a Hoodie

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Erin Kotecki Vest believes we owe it to every child to move the discussion on race forward.

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The Sweetest Sound


During my waking life I’ve always been tormented by noise—voices in my brain that turned terror into self-hatred.

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Big Island Love

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Tom Matlack on traveling, why opposites attract, and outrunning your DNA.

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The Happy Hour Miscarriage in Paradise

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How many times can you lose a child without even having one before things change?

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Patching a Hole in a Damaged Psyche: A Teenager Learns to Change

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In Part 3 of the story of Luca’s Walkabout, a mom and her sixteen-year-old son come to terms with just how much damage has already been done.

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500 Thursdays


For Andrew Cotto’s daughter, every Thursday is a special day.

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One Minute at a Time


Through Facebook, Kirsten Tynan tells the story of Steven Phillips, a man standing between his wife and her death.

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Please Sir, Can I Read Some More


When Kalimah Priforce was eight years old and in foster care, he got more books the only way he could. He went on a hunger strike.

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Under My Skin

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After a divorce, Joel Schwartzberg seeks an anchor. And a dermatologist.

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The Horse Whisperer Gives Parenting Advice

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“Make it difficult for the horse to do the wrong thing and easy to do the right one.” Oh, hey, that works for kids also.

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