Race to Nowhere

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“In nature, formal schooling has no function.”

How a Prince Becomes a King


A photo caption from Humans of New York inspires Greg Liotta to dissect manhood, compassion, forgiveness, and what it means to truly claim the title of King

Taking Up the Slack for Emotionally Intelligent Boys

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“I’m going to make a conscious effort to always take up the slack, be the bigger person, and extend love to my sons”

Science, Sex, and Social Justice in the Bible Belt: One Dad’s Letter to His Daughters


Raising daughters in the American South can be difficult regarding which worldview to pass on. Humanist Neil Carter addresses these issues with clarity and compassion.

You Just Found 60 Dollars!

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What are you going to do — A) leave it, B) take the money and run, C) what Sean Croghan did?

When People Make Unusual Choices


Why do we judge people for being different from us? Because we judge ourselves hardest of all.

You Never Really Know What Others Are Going Through

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What we wish for in life, and how we judge the values of others, changes when we know their story.

The House After She’s Gone


Lynn Marie Houston brings us one man’s moment of vulnerability and one woman’s responding compassion.

Patience; the One Virtue You Can’t Have Too Much Of

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Practicing patience makes you great at 9 other life skills — and might make you happier as well.

3 Correctable Behaviors That Destroy Relationships

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Matthew Rozsa identifies 3 things to stop doing if you want to give your relationship—romantic, platonic, familiar, et cetera—a chance.



Philip Clark recalls a combative father, and the unintended lessons he learned about men and love.

The Heartwarming Reason I Nearly Gave My Shoes to a Homeless Man Last Night


Would you give the shoes off of your feet if someone else needed them more than you?

This is a Thank You letter


I’m done with false friends. (No, really this is a thank you letter)

Reflections from a 50 Year Old Nobody

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“By societal standards, I may look like a failure, but inside I feel like I’m right where life needs me to be.”   The night before I turned 50, seven year old Jett asked, “Daddy, how do you know when you are enlightened?” I told him that nothing bothers you because the “you” who you […]

Frankenstein At The Foot Of Paul’s and My Bunk Bed

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Even as a young boy, Sean Croghan had compassion for anyone, the scariest of monsters included.

Raising Boys with the Power of Storytelling

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“I’m slowly starting to realize that the best way to teach my sons is to role model behavior or tell a story. Better yet, tell a story that role models behavior.”