Everyone Gets a Trophy… I Mean a Valentine

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Author, ad guy (and sporadic TV blabbermouth) Mark St. Amant weighs in on one New Jersey school’s Valentine’s Day rules.

The Caroling Protocol

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CJ Kaplan is surprised by some visitors of Christmas present.

Boston: A Love Story

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CJ Kaplan reflects on the luck of living in Boston, despite, or maybe because, of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon.

To My Uncle Dickie

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CJ Kaplan remembers the man who taught him to love The Three Stooges, Mad Magazine, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” and other great works of art.

The Best GMP Sports Articles of 2012

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Liam Day, the Sports Editor of The Good Men Project, picks his favorite sports stories of the past year.

A Public Execution: The Firing of Mike Tannenbaum

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CJ Kaplan discusses the firing of New York Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum.

Rush and the Limits of Immortality

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In 1987, CJ Kaplan saw Rush for the first time. Twenty-five years later, he brought his son along for the ride.

An Open Letter to Yankee Fans

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CJ Kaplan to Yankees supporters: It’s called losing gracefully. Try it.

Why Does Everybody Want Me to Get a Dog?

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CJ Kaplan loves dogs. He just doesn’t want one.

Saluting the Captain

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CJ Kaplan thinks Needham, MA native Aly Raisman deserves to be considered among the greatest captains in New England history.

My Wife, the Family CFO

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CJ Kaplan doesn’t feel less of a man when his wife handles the family finances—she’s the only one qualified to.

Coming of Age … in Parachute Pants

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CJ Kaplan questions his sense of personal style, while maneuvering through a series of Jewish ceremonies.

Books: An Epilogue

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CJ Kaplan explains how some of his greatest love affairs have been with books.

Screwed: Adventures of the World’s Un-Handiest Dad

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With the help of friends, owner’s manuals, and ballcocks that just won’t stay in place, CJ Kaplan is finally learning how to be a handy man.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dad

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CJ Kaplan’s attempt to share his love of heavy metal music with his six-year-old daughter is thwarted by Miley Cyrus.

The Complaints Department

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CJ Kaplan discovers the most popular pastime of residents at his parents’ adult living community: complaining.