The Day After Father’s Day

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Bruce Linton reflects on the ways he has been able to make a meaningful, connected life for his family.

Breaking Open

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Peter LaBerge writes tenderly about his grandfather and the mysterious powers that young boys sometimes attribute to their elders.

Portrait of My Grandfather: 80 and Still Cycling

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In this beautiful 6-minute documentary, a grandson captures his grandfather’s lifelong passion for cycling.

Being a Grandfather—The Joys and the Lessons Learned

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Graham Phoenix recently became a Grandfather for the first time. He is overjoyed about this but aware that it is not as simple as it seems.

This Grandfather’s Letter to His Grandchildren Contains Life Advice We Should All Live By

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An Irish grandfather wrote to his five grandchildren just months before his death—the advice is beautiful, poignant and brave.

Long Meadow

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Three generations of men populate Todd Davis’s poem about sons and grandfathers, a reflective piece on the circularity of past, present, and future.

I’m Supposed to Start with the Last Time I Saw You

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Stephen Mills gently eulogizes his grandfather while reflecting on the distances that grow–perhaps inevitably–within families.

How a Chainsaw Made Me a Better Man

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Awarding “Man Points” for stereotypically masculine actions is misleading and can be damaging. But I love how that chainsaw helped me grow.

Fishing With Grandpa

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“You catch ‘em, you clean ‘em. That’s the rule. Right, dad?”

When the Sun Shines on My Necklace

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Erin Kelly, a writer with cerebral palsy, reflects on the impressions her grandparents left in her heart.

Still a Daddy to My Little Girl (Even Though I’m a Grandpa to Her Children)

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The bonds that Tom Brechlin created with his daughter at a very early age have followed them both into adulthood.

This Is My Father’s Father’s Father’s Land – A Photographic Essay

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10 real male warriors and what they can tell us about our lives.

To the Ghosts of Christmas Past

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The holiday season is not only a time for celebrating what we have, but also what we had. And who.

Dad Profiling: The Double Standard

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Mike Spohr was trying to console his crying niece. Unfortunately some people only see what they want to see.

Three Generations of Patriots Fans

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Aaron Gouveia remembers the Patriots in the old Sullivan Stadium—“a craptastic team in a rundown pit of a stadium.” But through the years, through the generations, he’s loved every minute of it.

Bygones

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Jedah Mayberry found, with his grandfather, a way to relate: a shared affinity for mechanized things.