Steve Jaeger remembers the day that John F. Kennedy died. Where were you?
When Edward Severy’s father died, there were dozens of people at the funeral he had never met. They all acted like his father had never made a mistake. “Maybe I just knew a different man”, thought Edward.
The Patriot Guard Riders rallied at the funeral of a child to protect his family from the protests of the Westboro Baptist Church.
“Quinn has booked a flight to Connemara, County Galway. But first, this funeral. This director. What is her name?” By Joey DeFrancesco
“A tree doesn’t rid itself of its rings.” Brandon Ferdig is shaken by the death of his grandmother, and chooses to remember how her life connected with his.
“Toward the end of the visiting hours, a woman who nobody seemed to know walked into the memorial service. She looked at me and said, You must be his son. She said, He left his mark on you.” By Michael Kimball
Josh Bowman takes a moment to remember some of the things he learned from his wonderful Zayde on the ten-year anniversary of his passing.
Jackie Summers asks us to ignore, for a moment, the fact that threatening the life of a president is treason.
The gifts from one’s parents include passions and observations that communicate—and finally become—character and identity.
There are many signs of seismic cultural shifts, writes Eirik Rogers, the most recent being the symbolism of Texas A&M Students vs. The Westboro Baptist Church at Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale’s Funeral.
Will Henderson reflects on the death of his grandfather and how it illuminated the state of their family relationships.
Troy Palmer thinks the Beastie Boys were right to fight for their song, but they got so much more wrong.
Five simple guidelines from Eido T. Shimano Roshi.
Jarune Uwujaren explains that by claiming to not see race, you’re actually dismissing the experiences of people who face racism every day.
JJ Vincent is convinced that this could have been the boldest ad of the year…or ever. What do you think?
Kristine Rose thinks you should tell all your dirty secrets to your new partner.
Jaime Zepeda finds a way to seriously enjoy life, by not taking himself too seriously.
Suppose that there was no scoreboard.
Pistanthrophobia is something that you bring on every date you go on after a bad break-up. It prevents you from being able to love fully. Danny Baker explains some simple ways you can get past it.
Slade Grayson asks, “What’s the one childhood toy that you really wanted, but didn’t get?”
After he lost his brother, Jarad Dewing tried everything to release the pain locked inside of him.
Despite growing up as young black male in the “hood,” facing all the same challenges—like violence and poverty—my voice, moreover the way I talked, somehow made me less black than others.
Renowned prison reform activist Ken Hartman gives his insights into how we can reform our broken system.
Prison rape isn’t funnier than any other kind of rape. And men are not unstoppable rape machines. It’s time we stopped laughing.
“We all feel angry. We don’t all choose to abuse because we’re angry.”
Jeremy Meyers thinks it’s time for men to decide who they are, not let society decide for them.
Conventional beauty doesn’t mean crap. Jackson Bliss explores the importance of “idiosyncratic beauty” and its relationship to love
Andrew Smiler offers three suggestions on how to leave the gray zone of sexual consent.