I Am Ronin

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Jackie Summers on rogue Samurai and being single.

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Homo’s Odyssey

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An unexpected breakdown on a family trip gave William Lucas Walker and his husband a chance to teach their kids what real family values are.

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Chained to a Madman: Charged With Grand Larceny at 19

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Eventually Steve Jaeger got himself on the right path, but not before he was shackled to a deranged prisoner who thought there was a witch inside of him.

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The Pain of Being Poor: Masculinity and Manhood in a Recession

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Yolo Akili brings us a reflective essay about unemployment and barber shop culture in black communities.

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Flying Weather

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After a love affair that fizzled and popped like a bubble, Steven Axelrod wonders what went wrong.

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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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Blood Spattered

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An excerpt from The Good Men Project book: Julio Medina’s story.

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Chasing Beauty: An Addict’s Memoir

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Lisa Hickey was beautiful twice, and she hated herself for it.

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How Basketball Helped Me Realize I’m Not White

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Yago Colás stepped on to the basketball court and out of his insecurities.

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Two Men, a Canoe, and Large Blue Bundles

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After moving to a new neighborhood, S. Grady Barrett struggled to fit in, so his father took him camping and taught him how to survive.

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A Son’s Life Sentence

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Jay Cooper was only two when his father was sent away for a crime he didn’t commit. Twenty-five years later, can father and son pick up where they left off?

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