Dear Artists: We Need You Now More Than Ever

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The world is getting more confusing. Eric Shapiro reminds us why we need you.

Finding Beauty on the Unknown Road of Life

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Moving forward and discovering the richness to be savored in a fleeting life, Himay Zepeda reflects on it all.

How to Handle the Middle-Aged Hoax

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Anthony Carter pondered on what to do and decided it was time for “No more Mr. Nice Gay.”

The Gap We Leave

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The measure of a society should be how they treat their elders, no matter how tall. Graham Scott explains.

Mornings with Old Lovers

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Gloria Hayes wants you to know that there is more than one way to make love.

Men, Are You Afraid Your Woman Doesn’t Need You Anymore?

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Fergus Denhamer wonders if men in midlife are becoming redundant to the women they love?

Dear Sandwiched Man: You Need More Help

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Peter Biro is a member of the “sandwich generation” — raising children while caring for an elderly parent. He hopes what he is learning can help others.

What Every Man Should Know About Menopause

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Tweet Dr. Stephen Petteruti explains how understanding menopause can help prevent couples from simply toddling off into old age but instead, embracing it. Any man who makes the bold attempt to spend the arc of his life with a woman would be wise to understand menopause. This event is second only to childbirth in its impact […]

The Butcher

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While this piece from Dwight Gray can be seen as a love poem (of a sort), it’s so much more than that. It’s a meditation on uncertainty and aging, perseverance and emptiness, the ill-defined “edges” of the “marriage bed.”

7 Reasons Older Men Love Older Women

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Please don’t rinse away your gray and Botox your smile lines. They look great on you.

Shooting an Elephant

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In deceptively simple language, Lee Patton brings together mortality and isolation, elephants and teeth.

Thumbing for Nickels

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Rob Azevedo watched as his father died broke, and sees his neighbor about to do the same. Is this the new norm for all of who face aging today?

When Sons Ask Dads to Play (and Why Dads Should Play Anyway)

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Graham Scott on the miracles lurking behind ‘Can you play?’

The Big List of What I Want To Do vs. What I Will Do as a 40-year-old

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Greg Simms on what it’s like to be too old to rock and roll but too young to die.

Frat Party (Revisited)

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Reliving “the old days” with old friends can keep your soul young, and remind you that your body is older.

Stop Living a Dead Man’s Life: How to Make the New Year Truly a New One

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Alan Bishop wants you to consider this: The story of your life is in your control. Write it, speak it, and most importantly—take action.