Is the NFL’s Culture of Violence Causing a Crisis of American Masculinity?

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Is what’s happening in the NFL causing a crisis of identity in the American male?



A day in the forest and a shared moment of wonderment bring a father and his teenaged son together.

Sunday Morning Chocolate


Pepper Trail presents a touching slice-of-life in this jewel of a poem.

How far will she go? Can your wife be your best friend and should she be?

Can We Be Friends

Steven Lake examines the crazy idea that your wife could be your best fiend . . . I mean friend.

Fathers, Sons, and Lots of People in Costumes Turn Out For Wizard World Sacramento

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Jay Snook walked the aisles at this year’s Wizard World, and man did he see some sights.

8 Cliches I Love About You

8 Things I Love

Lady Chatterly loves her papa bear. Too cliché? Too bad.

The Day My Love for My Daughter Became Real

The Day My Love for My Daughter Became Real

Tom Burns remembers the exact moment he started loving his daughter as a person rather than as an ideal

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?’

On Dads and Distances

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Mike Fiorito bridges the distance between his son, himself and his father with stories and art.

A Man’s Guide To Buying The Perfect Christmas Gift, Without Costing The Earth

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10 Christmas gifts to save the planet and maybe some money too…

The Cheslatta River Race: A Father and Son Bond

Canoeing on the Mullica River

“Don’t wait to make your son a great man — make him a great boy.”

Metal Detecting and the Meaning of Life

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How Vincent O’Keefe’s quick trip to the beach became a grand journey through time.

When Can I Catch Birds? (With My Bare Hands)?


Frustration station, what’s your stop? Bruce Ditman wants to know.

Funny or Offensive? Does Aqua Velva Campaign Take Father Son Bonding to New Lows?

Aqua Velva Legacy

Aqua Velva’s new commercial “The Stash” seems designed to provoke. What do you think?


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Jedah Mayberry found, with his grandfather, a way to relate: a shared affinity for mechanized things.

The Bus Ride And That Smile

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Josh Misner took his son to see hydroplane racing. But the 200 mph boats were the not nearly the best part of the day.