Scott Laudati on the marks left by the need to belong, and the greater need to be true to self.
Alex Gallo-Brown shares the difficult adventures of three generations of men in an Italian-American family.
Christopher Stephen Soden explores the uncertainty of queer youth–and perhaps youth in general–in this vivid poem.
After watching a man SUP across Canadian waters, Raoul Wieland wonders what questions will guild him in his own life.
Christopher Nelson remembers “Bloody Knuckles”—and the disturbing things it taught us about manhood.
The Giver is not just another movie based on a book for teens; it is an adaptation of a powerful story about the cost of living, a story that is experienced by everyone.
Raoul Wieland tries to balance his natural-born privileges with his own sadness and feelings of being unmoored to any larger social issue.
A Wisconsin teacher uses an essay about wolves to teach her students about empathy, environmentalism, and looking at all sides of a complex issue.
How can you escape an abusive past—a victim of bullying where no one believes you—without having those moments define you? One man’s story.
My magic childhood in California that I spent among redwoods and blackberries will never leave me, even as I leave it.
Brian Shea tells stories of his mom and his male friends, through the rituals that connected them all.
Vigilantes? Maybe. But the Four Just Men are civilized. They even tell their targets the date they’re going to die.
Professional photographer, Vincent Pugliese, shares his love of sports, one picture and one memory at a time. ___ Editors Note: Vincent Pugliese has spent the past 20 years traveling the country taking sports photographs for a living. Each[Read More…]
Crucial conversations about ethics with your son will not only reinforce where your family stands on matters of social justice, but also reinforces the quality of behavior he should not tolerate from his peers.
Whether you’re the father or a child or the founder of a company, you have only three resources that matter. Make the most of them.
Unresolved conflict from the past may be the most harmful influence on your future. Steve Spring offers some simple ways to let go.
Falling in love with a dead man, raising a son, losing a lover… Melissa Holbrook Pierson watches TV with Robin Hood.
“What if I get murdered?”
Ever been told to “man up”? Mark Greene has something to say about that, and gives some advice to his own son while he’s at it.
For Cabot O’Callaghan, art flows from the pain of growing up with an absent father.
What does winning mean, and what can we learn from winning moments?
This is what it’s like to run on deformed hips. But really, it’s not so bad.
We’re all going to stumble and fall. But the important part is that we get back up, and live life without regrets.
Ty Phillips helps us push past our differences to the humanity that unites us.
Thaddeus Howze shouldn’t have to share these 10 tips on how to stay alive as a man of color.
Some values never lose their importance they just go out of style –time to bring this one back in a big way.
What we appreciate—and need—in a potential mate changes as we get older. James Michael Sama identifies eight ways our dating outlook shifts with—shall we call it, ahem, maturity instead of age?
Put an end to shaming by doing one beautifully simple thing.
Jordan Gray dives into when you should and when you shouldn’t get back with your ex.
Business owner Doug Wagner didn’t expect to learn 3 important lessons of leadership from grieving the loss of his best friend. But that’s exactly what happened.