There Are Only Two Kinds of Dads—Chickens or Pigs

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Tor Constantino thinks good dads should be more like pigs than chickens.

How Do You Deal With a Guy Wearing a Vulgar Shirt?

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Is anything inappropriate to wear to class anymore?

Transcending Redwoods

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Men in Education: More Questions Than Answers (Part 1)

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Men are falling behind very quickly, but it’s easy to miss the trend if we focus on long-term data and not recent students and graduates.

Father/Son Adventures and the Glory of The California Dipsea Trail

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While out exploring with my son, we came across a pleasant surprise.

California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers

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California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state’s drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there.

A Beautiful Grey Morning Washes my Troubles away!

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It’s the little things, like waking up to an amazing misty morning, that can and do make your day

The Problem With Ballot Initiatives

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The recent proposal to split California into six states shows the problem with ballot initiatives as a means of shaping public policy.

The Dirty Business of Prison Sterilization

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Adam Dyer talks about some truly barbaric and archaic practices in todays prison system.

The Battle for Marriage Equality is Explored in new Documentary

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A new HBO documentary looks at the legal side of the fight for marriage equality in the US.

Join Me in the Classroom, Mayor Hamilton, and Tell My Students to “Grow a Pair”

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Porterville County Mayor Cameron Hamilton’s message to targets of bullying generalizes and negates the bullied child’s experience.

How To Speak and Be Heard In Your Relationship

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Based upon trials and errors discovered by Himay Zepeda.

The New Rules of Tolerance: You Can Hate, But You Can’t Lead

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Understanding that the law treats corporations as people puts Brendan Eich’s ouster from Mozilla in perspective: It’s not personal—it’s just business.

Man Rents Billboards to Publicly Shame Distracted Drivers in San Francisco

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Brian Singer, a San Francisco-based designer and employee at a well-known social media company, decided to take the problem of texting-while-driving into his own hands, creating his own anti-texting campaign.

L.A. Sheriff Baca Steps Down

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You can’t run for reelection when you’ve been indicted by the Feds.

In Paris, A Bohemian Love at First Sight

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Queue the squeezebox and pop the champagne. This story of courtship gives us a reason to believe in mature romance.