It’s not entirely clear who haunts Philip Clark’s coming-of-age poem more—the dead or the living.
Michael Carley shares his hardest conversation ever, explaining loss of a loved one to a young child.
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.
Your mind is an amazing and powerful tool. Harness it properly and you can live a life of great adventure and accomplishment.
…So what’s stopping you?
This is why your father will always be your number one supporter and best friend.
Former pro football player Joe Ehrmann, now both a pastor and a coach, rips apart the three myths of masculinity and offers a new definition of what it means to be a man.
Chris Pratt gives the only 2 pieces of fitness advice you’ll ever need.
This isn’t a slam on religion; it’s a call for inclusive political debate.
Sometimes love means playing Barbies with your daughter, even if you’re a man, even if you’d rather chew rocks.
Death, a natural and unavoidable part of life, should be painless, peaceful, dignified and a celebration of the life that was.
A proposition leaves a young man feeling conflicted, regretful.
“If you find unpleasant memories bubbling up from your own school experience, recognize that it is an aspect of you that is looking for understanding and healing.”-Janet D. Thomas
Talking about mental illness makes people uncomfortable. But Anne Theriault is going to do it anyway.
Denene Miller shares the words of others who powerfully embody the devastating effects of Mike Brown’s death.
Allan Mott quickly discovered that the average middle-of-the-night customer at a sex shop isn’t a creep, but just a normal lonely guy.
You’ve heard it before, but here’s how to use the power of words to make it more effective. Because the last thing you need is another monkey on your back.
Charles J. Orlando points out the flaws in a popular movie genre.
Emotions don’t respond to pain the way the body does. Understanding that can prevent a ton of heartache.
Seth Trent explains how the suburban fantasy is moving aside to allow for a different definition of success.