How to Not Be Alone – Have Man Friends

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We’ve found that men directly influence each other by the gift or denial of respect.

I’m Going to Take Down the Walls and Bare My Scars

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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.

Why I Don’t Mind Going Home Alone

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For Pat Brothwell taking someone home after a night on the town has never been his endgame.

A School, A Gun, and a Generation’s Burden

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Brian Shea reflects on violence in schools vs. his memories of years ago. And calls upon a new generation to find their own way.

Breaking Away From Her


Breaking up is not the same as letting go. LeRon Barton talks about how he learned the difference.

The Multiple Effects of Multiple Sclerosis

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Dennis Williams watches as his mother grows weaker from the effects of multiple sclerosis. And he watches her grow stronger at the same time.

Why “The Gift of Not Giving a Thing” Can Be Much Harder Than It Looks

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Do your kids have too much stuff? Tom Burns explains why people keep giving them presents.

Thanks Is For The Birds

This beer makes my head feel so tiny!

Rob Azevedo was thankful for the beer in front of him and a bevy of thankful folk around him. Until a chance encounter let him to rethink his priorities.

Stivers Cartoons: Pitfalls of Social Niceties


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Eastbound and Down: Another Middle-Aged White Guy Breaks Bad


The return of the middle-aged white man crisis.

What I Won’t Do For My Husband


Nadira Hira’s manifesto on marriage.

My Lightbulb Moment: When People Stood for Me

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Joshua Friedberg went through many years alone, bullied, and unable to read social cues. But things changed, and at last he was able to see it.

8 Gay Tips For Your Straight Marriage


William Dameron uses song lyrics to instruct. Because ain’t nobody got time for boring advice.

My Hometown: Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania


While it’s the first time in a hundred years that someone from my family hasn’t lived on our road, my wife and I felt it was time to explore and find a new home.

The Hidden Powers of Vulnerability


Chris Kyle learned early on that he better man up and sure as hell ‘Don’t cry!’ He learned later that vulnerability makes him stronger.

What Codependency Is, and Why it Doesn’t Work


If you have an addict in your family or in your life, you probably want to do everything you can to help them “fix” it. Do yourself a favor: don’t.