How a Security System Salesman Saved My Relationship With My Son

A stranger comes to the door to install a security system but ends up helping a mother reconnect with her son.

A Dad Reflects On Who the Real Bullies Are and When to Stand Up to Them

Sean O’Donnell examines who the real bullies are, and then asks himself whether he has done enough to stand up to them.

Why Young Men Need Safe Places to Take Risks

My Encounter with Daring Young Men

How to Say Hello to the Dad I Never Knew

Shadley Grei remembers the awkward night he crossed paths with the father that had refused to acknowledge him for his entire life

Violence In The Library

When we’re confronted with abuse, we feel the urge to do harm to the abusers. Josh Hanagarne reflects on his experiences, and his impulses.

“We never fought, but sometimes we had to lay down some hard facts when someone was messing up their life.”

This is a comment by Laramie White on the post “Do Guys Fight For Their Friendships? (Hint: NYT says “No”; I say “Hell, Yes”!)”

We Don’t Want to Play Anymore

David Olimpio wanted to be a spy when he grew up. Now he’s glad he left violent games in boyhood, and worries about the men who did not.

4 Essential Freedoms of Happiness for Men

Men need to be free to be happy.

“The reality is that sports like free soloing, BASE jumping, technical scuba diving and others are forms of Russian roulette.”

This is a comment by Mike on the post “At What Price, Adventure? Avalanches and Extreme Sports”.

Ten things I’ve learned from passive-aggression

Note: I have both perpetuated and been the recipient of passive-aggressive behaviour. The internal logic that says it is reasonable to, say, steal somebody’s milk because they made too much noise last night does not function the same way in the outside world. Writing a note may still result in a confrontation at a later […]

How to Be a Good Man During Confrontations

Anyone else tired of being a yes-man to your boss, your wife, or your peers?