What This Big Brother Wanted to Know About His Little Sister

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When one little boy met his brand-new sister, his parents were surprised by one big question.v

My Brother is Much More Than My Arms and Legs

Shane Burcaw, Laughing at My Nightmare

Because of my muscle wasting disease, I have very little physical ability, but for the most part, I never notice it, and a large reason for that has always been my brother’s endless willingness to help me.

Banana

Banana

In a poem that some will find creepy and others will find darkly funny, Ann Clark reminds us that the people we love often hide secrets.

How My Brother Has Taught Me That There are Still Good Men Left in This World

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There are good men in this world (and men, there are good women, too). One bad guy does not make all guys bad.

My Brother’s Future Wife Is a Mail-Order Bride

mail order bride photo by Jan eshenroder

Marriage should be about love and partnership, not politics and servitude.

Disney, Mom, and the Fear of Angry Women

Disney's Portrayal of Angry Women

A Loving Mom and Disney Set-up Unrealistic Expectations for Steven Lake When Coping With Women’s Anger

Why Romantic Love Isn’t The Most Important Love You Should Pursue In Life

more than romance

Lauren Martin on all the love to be found around us.

I’ll Tell Your Brother Years From Now

Dreaming

Loss and longing permeate this offering from Bryan Borland, an intensely lyrical, deeply imagistic remembrance of a departed brother.

Best Birthday Surprise: A Brother Returns Home

Hey Sister, I'll come back from Guatemala

Nicolas makes a surprise come-back from 19 month trip to celebrate his sister’s birthday. Beautiful.

Cinderella’s Brother

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A deeply moving poem from Valerie Lute about the human connection between men and women, brothers and sisters, and how we sometimes fail to live up to our obligations to one another.

What’s In a Name: When Brothers Bully

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Our stereotypical image of a bully is an outsider, a stranger, a mean kid at school. But that wasn’t Jonathan Curelop’s experience.

Simon Rodia Builds the East Tower of Nuestro Pueblo to Honor His Brother Killed in a Coal Mine Accident

Watts

In paying tribute to Simon Rodia, the Italian-American builder of the L.A. Watts Towers, William Kelley Woolfitt offers a compelling meditation on the ties that bind brothers together.

Don’t Watch This in Public: A Brother’s Beautiful Gift

Bride special dance

Nick is a fantastic brother. His amazing gesture at his sister’s wedding is a tearjerker. — Andrea is the bride. She’s lost her father before her wedding and received a special surprise during the father-daughter wedding dance: her brother sang and danced in his honor. Watch this touching moment between her and the whole family. […]

Dear Brother

Jacob Tucker Brother

Jacob Tucker’s brother just turned 24. And it’s time Jacob told him what he really thinks about him.

Death of a Brother. Death of a Warrior.

Red tailed hawk photo by open content

Jamie Gilroy goest to pay his final respects to an old friend and finds himself frozen in time.

I Love When Men Call Me Brother

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John Brier discovers why being referred to as Brother feels so good