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.
This week Five Bad Surfers take on male perceptions of women in the media.
… or was his focus too narrow and he missed the parade?
Making guys play with dolls won’t create an army of men working as care givers.
Brothers really can be a girl’s best friends, and can prepare them for the best of everything in life.
One inventive dad used pieces of barbies and stuff around the house to make custom dolls for his 7-year-old daughter.
Jesse Kornbluth reviews a story on interviews with Germans from the WWII era.
Keeping your head together can be a struggle, especially in “The Tank”.
Are blockbuster movies really inferior, high grossing, cheap thrills? Or do they put us in touch with something we need to feel?
Ariel Gordon shares some insights from her work in mental health care.
It’s not that these teenagers’ epic prom-proposals aren’t romantic. But is this just too much pressure for a kid?
Is it important to keep people happy at work? Only if you want them to WANT to work!
Knowing what life is really about is what it takes to be a living legend, now.
What the Super Bowl really needs is more parades, more food, more prime time coverage, and some iconic animated TV specials.
Mike Kasdan speaks with ESPN football analyst and former Indianapolis Colt offensive lineman, Jeff Saturday, about nutrition, life as an analyst after playing, Super Bowl build-up, and the integrity of the game.
It’s finally here. Well. Almost. This is how you do it.
“Work is simply another playground in which to explore our personal evolution.” ~ Mark Darren Gregor
Doyin Richards offers a few pointers to men who are about to make the transition into fatherhood.
Kozo Hattori questions the necessity for kids to “take responsibility” at the expense of kindness.