Michael Frizell writes of Vietnam and the father who was there.
Speaking as a father to a young daughter, Adam Hughes explores the gap between expectation and reality–parental promise and parental failure.
Like many great poems, Mike Crossley’s piece about a father’s playful challenge to his son can be understood in many ways.
There’s nothing quite like a good short poem to punch you in the gut. Joshua Wood’s piece does just that.
Justin Hamm offers his own simple philosophy of thanksgiving and celebration in a poem that will ring true for many.
A dad has created a pretty potent mix of technology and toddler cuteness to create the “Glowy Zoey” YouTube phenomenon.
Sam Pittman considers the relationship between poetry and more prosaic forms of communication in this father-son poem.
Diane Lockward uses a seemingly mundane occurrence to make a powerful statement about personal loss and, perhaps, the current state of boyhood.
Dakota Garilli expertly explores the age-old tensions between religion and sexuality, parents and children.
Pay close attention to Ed Madden’s poem about an invalid father; the speaker reveals perhaps more than he intends to.
… or was his focus too narrow and he missed the parade?
Making guys play with dolls won’t create an army of men working as care givers.
Brothers really can be a girl’s best friends, and can prepare them for the best of everything in life.
One inventive dad used pieces of barbies and stuff around the house to make custom dolls for his 7-year-old daughter.
Jesse Kornbluth reviews a story on interviews with Germans from the WWII era.
Keeping your head together can be a struggle, especially in “The Tank”.
Are blockbuster movies really inferior, high grossing, cheap thrills? Or do they put us in touch with something we need to feel?
Ariel Gordon shares some insights from her work in mental health care.
It’s not that these teenagers’ epic prom-proposals aren’t romantic. But is this just too much pressure for a kid?
Is it important to keep people happy at work? Only if you want them to WANT to work!
Knowing what life is really about is what it takes to be a living legend, now.
Sometimes leaving is a kindness — for both of you.
What the Super Bowl really needs is more parades, more food, more prime time coverage, and some iconic animated TV specials.
Mike Kasdan speaks with ESPN football analyst and former Indianapolis Colt offensive lineman, Jeff Saturday, about nutrition, life as an analyst after playing, Super Bowl build-up, and the integrity of the game.
It’s finally here. Well. Almost. This is how you do it.
“Work is simply another playground in which to explore our personal evolution.” ~ Mark Darren Gregor
Doyin Richards offers a few pointers to men who are about to make the transition into fatherhood.
Kozo Hattori questions the necessity for kids to “take responsibility” at the expense of kindness.