The Depression Demon in Men and How to Fight it

You can protect yourself and the men you love

Being Sad and Owning It

We feel sad for a reason, why do we try and fight off the feeling when we could embrace the meaning?

Your Life is Over Now, Apparently

Stephen Graham was triggered into thought-provoking action when a friend declared her life “over” at 28.

Chimney Swifts

Seldom does one see a coming-of-age story as stark and as inventive as Marc Frazier’s award-winning poem.

Save the Earth from Corporations

Our needs as human beings and the very environment we depend on for life itself are sacrificed on the altar of corporate profits.

The Secret to Avoiding the Flu? Take a Chill Pill

Stress is bad for more than just your sanity.

Letter to My Daughter

Joy Ladin captures both a parent’s love and a sense of deep loss in this villanelle.

Bringing Back the Dead: A Look at the Early Days of Science and Medicine

Every modern medical practice was new at one point, including resuscitating victims of drowning.

Designer Nights Out: Good Urban Planning can Reduce Drunken Violence

It turns out, city planning and design can do a lot more than just make things look nice; it can actually help cut down on crime and violence.

I Know You Love Me — Now Let Me Die

Afraid of “giving up” and not “fighting hard enough” we can become oblivious to true acts of love.

How the Homeless Population is Changing: It’s Older and Sicker

The common perception of homelessness doesn’t describe the experience of older adults, particularly those who first experienced homelessness late in life.

Self-Portrait as Mountain

Pepper Trail engages the mythic in this poem of life, death, and self-transformation.

When Does the Pain of Losing Someone Subside?

Losing someone dear is painful. Yet it is possible to find a piece of what has been lost and begin to heal.

Everybody Has a Bowie Tribute. That is What Happens When an Icon Dies.

“Later, Ziggy.”

A Letter to David Bowie

The man who became an icon has died. As the icon he became lives on in the hearts of his fans, one fan in particular, B.K.Mullen writes a letter.

Too Soon Without His Mama

How does a young boy deal with understanding the death of the most important woman in his life?