How I Failed at Being Mindful and Living in the Present Moment


Life is nuanced. Even something as simple as being mindfulness and living in the present moment is complex.

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How to Not Lose Heart When You’ve Lost Your Role as Man


Life is hard for men today. When life isn’t going as planned, here’s how you can have the strength to keep going.

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David Carr and a Beach in St. Barts


Tom Matlack reflects on David Carr’s book The Night of the Gun, and recognizes too much of himself in it.

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A Dark Road

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Tom Matlack gives a very personal account of Civil Rights in a time and place where not much was civil–Mississipi, 1964

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What’s a Guy to Do?


In terms of the thought leadership on gender men are getting a raw deal.

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Cousins Talk God


Why do boys sometimes have an easier time being direct about the tough questions than grown men?

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The Sports Guy (And so much more)

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Sometimes you meet a guy you just instantly like.

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The Hero in Each of Us

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There comes a moment when our very manhood is up for grabs.

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She’s the One

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Tom Matlack talks to married men to find out when they knew their wife was “the one.”

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First, Let’s Kill All the Blue Screens


It could be me on my annual New Year’s rant against the electronic world getting all 19th century on your ass. But I don’t think so.

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A Snowy Drive and the Voices of Sandy Hook

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I want to feel my feelings again. And ruminate on what, in the end, is my contribution to make to my family and my world.

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A New Year’s Resolution Via Walden Pond

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I concluded that I have to do even less and go inwards even more. Grasping at the walls of the cave will only cause me more pain. Free fall is the only way now.

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What Is Good?

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Goodness is a thing that we each have to define for ourselves and set out for with an open mind and a strong heart.

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On Cleaning My Office

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My instinct is always to force a kind of half-baked order. But today I am in no rush to put away the piles of crap that surround me.

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How Do We Talk to Boys About Violence?

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At this point I think there is a very dangerous silence. And that’s not their fault. It’s ours.

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A Week in Tweets …

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Just another week of twitter conversation at GMP. Here are a handful of my favorites.

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