Real friends don’t wish Michael Stusser happy birthday on Facebook.
Imagine you have a rowboat with room for about 6 other guys – You need 6 other guys who you can count on. Who is in your rowboat?
Sometimes a visit to the pub is more than that. It’s a lesson in friendship, craftsmanship, and sincerity.
JJ Vincent is feeling nostalgic about the hyperactive awesome crazy family-and-friend-fest Super Bowl parties of yesteryear.
From Wayne’s World to The Big Lebowski to Tombstone to Swingers, Michael Kasdan goes to the movies to explore male friendships, wingmen, sidekicks, and partners In crime.
Marie Crosswell defines terms that may be new to you, but are becoming more common as people redefine their desires, or lack thereof.
Arthur Dubay wonders why it’s relatively easy for him to open up to strangers, and much more difficult to do so with the ones he loves.
Brian Shea reflects on violence in schools vs. his memories of years ago. And calls upon a new generation to find their own way.
Dennis Williams watches as his mother grows weaker from the effects of multiple sclerosis. And he watches her grow stronger at the same time.
Kyle’s father abandoned him, causing unbearable pain. But this young man has pushed past shame to redeem his life and claim his manhood.
Matt Kohn found inspiration in the story of Slomo — a doctor who stopped being an asshole and now spends the majority of his time rollerblading along the Pacific.
Angelus Morningstar explains how queer polyamory challenges ingrained behaviors of masculine dominance within same-sex relationships.
Months after the twin towers collapsed, Thomas Fiffer’s life imploded. It took him years to figure out why.
Leo Babauta has some advice on how to avoid creating a mountain of clutter.
The answer to the question depends on who’s talking.
Jordan Gray wants to challenge the way you think about romance in long-term relationships, while giving you some simple, actionable tips.
Big Bird has some surprising sage advice for talking to kids about death.
I was asked to sign the Terms of Surrender without being given the full story of custody and child support.
Dennis Gilsdorf remembers a time when shame was his primary identity.
A Gen Y writer says that his generation is more than selfies and Snapchat. They are capable of adult love.
I’ve made a mess of relationships because I was so busy trying to protect women from aggression that I completely overlooked the one thing they were dying for from me.
The only way to beat the taxing grind is to get out of it, at least for a while.
David Guba lost the idea of what real, vulnerable, human males are supposed to look like in a sea of airbrushed, waxed abs.
Andrew Smiler argues that men’s love is incredibly powerful and that American culture can’t deal.