How to Be The Best Dad In The World to Your Daughters

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One month ago, my dad left our physical world to be with us from the other side. He was a good man and the best dad I could have hoped for.

Childlore

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Douglas Luman considers boyhood and the difficulties of growing up in this “sourced poem.”

What I Learned From Interviewing My Grandfather

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I want to share this with you in case you no longer have your grandfather alive or to inspire you to dig a little bit into the lives of your grandparents while you have the chance.

3 Simple Ways Guys Can Reach Their Goals

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Guys can be productive and live the kind of life they want to live. How are you doing on your goals this year?

8 Pieces of Advice Nobody Else Will Give You About College

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What every guy needs to know about college and future possibilities.

Tales of a First-Time Homeowner

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The pain and suffering of becoming your own landlord.

The Boy She Would Have Been

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Acting like and being treated “like a man” is almost always culturally prescriptive. Writer Abby Byrd confronts the boy she would have been — If I had been a boy, my parents would have named me “Jeremy.” Trying to imagine myself as the opposite gender is uncomfortable. It’s a mental chasing of my own tail; I […]

A Boy Who Could See Only Purple

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Through intense, lyrical images, Dean Kostos presents the early life of an intense, lyrical boy.

6 Similarities Between LeBron James Finals Performance and My Stay at Home Wife/Mom

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Even though his team lost, Travis Scott walked away with a new appreciation for his wife.

It Takes A Lot To Know A Man

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Pretending to be someone you are not is hard work, sooner or later cracks start to appear. — A Poem by: Steve Biddulph There are men who wake up in the morning energized and happy. Whose partners and children love and trust them. Who do work they believe in and enjoy. Have loyal and interesting […]

Men Drinking, Boys Tormenting, Dogs Barking

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Elvis Alves reflects on darker aspects of human nature in this ekphrastic (based on a piece of visual art) poem.

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Helen Wing gives voice to the horrors perpetrated on young women and men in the 2011 Libyan uprising.

Doing It Right : Pelé

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“Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pelé. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man.” – Pelé

Get Your Assumptions Off My Kid

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Just because Amelia’s son is gay, it doesn’t mean he’s gender non-conforming.

My Son’s Voice Changed Today

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There’s nothing quite like a good short poem to punch you in the gut. Joshua Wood’s piece does just that.

How the Greatest Lesson I Learned From Baseball Became a Lesson for Success in Life

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A baseball story of a boy and his grandfather, of wilting in the pressure of great expectations, and of succeeding by learning not to be afraid to fail.