Tor Constantino shares insights learned about grief while coping with the loss of his parents.
James Delles remembers what it was like to care for his father in his last days and offers a few tips about what anyone assuming the caregiver role for a parent really needs to know about death and dying.
While it’s true that no words are adequate for someone who has lost the love of his life, here are some phrases you want to avoid.
Randall Horton reflects on his own experiences with grief, and wonders why being a man is to be sentenced to a life bereft of emotional support?
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.
At what time is somebody allowed to move past their indiscretions and live a normal, happy life? Turns out revenge isn’t so sweet.
The stories you share with your sons will be part of their lives forever.
Innovation and Marketing are coming around, why is Leadership dragging its feet?
David Packman discusses the importance of play in a child’s development.
To be acknowledged by his boyfriend’s family, Paul Boynton needs a miracle. Or maybe a call from the Pope.
Pain can become useful to you in new ways you have not considered.
The difficult life of being Asian in the Western Universe
Guys, once you’ve found the one, hesitation is not your friend.
Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you have to act like one.
Gay dad Patrick Roth has a gay son. He has a unique insight to some life truths his son needs to know. He shares six of them here.
Half a century after the civil rights movement removed most of the legal aspects of the Jim Crow regime the vast majority of religious people in America do not see fit to worship next to people of another race.
Is it okay to cancel plans via text? Is it better to lie about why you’re canceling, or tell the embarrassing truth? Most importantly, do you ever stand up to your friends when they flake out?
Administrators, teachers, parents, and kids
Moving in nature and an encounter with wild boar.
When we love, we can often stumble into loss. Nathan Graziano shares with us the story of one of his first loves, leaving us to reel in the heartbreaking reality that is loving someone with depression.
Lodro Rinzler has a new take on the question every kid is asked: What do you want to be when you grow up?
What do we do when someone we know—a friend, a brother, a family member—is found to be abusing someone else? Saumya Arya Haas, with great sadness, decided what she needed to do.
There is a beauty in the human connection that comes from falling in love with someone you don’t know.
You know that moment when you’d like to rip her clothes off, and she’s given you the green light, and you are just too tired to care? That job.
My son got a sports locker. And his room and I thank him for it.