Bloodlines

English poet Anne Lawrence Bradshaw reflects on her grandfather’s World War II service and its impact on her father.

How do we tell the children? When a grandfather takes his own life…

Deborah Greene spoke the most painful words to her children.

Call for Submissions: My Grandfather

A special look at relationships across the generations.

5 Ways to Become a Rock Star to Your Grandkids

“The role of a grandparent is not to spoil a grandchild. Your role is to teach life lessons.”

When Does the Pain of Losing Someone Subside?

Losing someone dear is painful. Yet it is possible to find a piece of what has been lost and begin to heal.

The Men I’m Missing

A voice on the radio sent me on a trip down memory lane.

My Grandfather, The Illegal Immigrant

Why do I have to tell the Republican Party the opportunity immigration reform presents?

Living up to My Father-In-Law’s Expectations

Marrying into a family isn’t always easy. But for Barbara Abramson, a humble and kind man made it so.

How my Grandfather Saved my Life

We all have the potential to be anything in life— it is our decisions, the people around us, and their decisions, that shape our destinies.

What Can Prayer Do For You?

When his world was crumbling and darkness was knocking at his door he turned to an ancient practice for help.

My Dream: One Last Hunt With My Grandfather

If you could spend one last day with someone who’s passed, who would you choose, and how would you spend it?

Why I Just Want To Punch You In The Face

On the field he learned that violence was the way to deal with conflict. Off the field he had to learn a better way.

Currents

Ashley Inguanta and Sheila Squillante build bridges between past, present, and future in this jointly-written poem–a first for the Good Men Project!

What Was He Like?

My grandfather made mistakes. He abandoned people who needed him, he alienated people who loved him, but he taught me one important thing — not to have any regrets.

Surviving the Stresses of Life, A Dad Discovers His Own Father Did Pretty Well After All

Jeff Jackson strives to live up to the standards of being a “good dad,” and does the best he can. As he ponders what that means, he realizes his own dad was pondering the same thing.

4 Things I Learned About Life After My Grandfather’s Suicide

Despite its brutal tragedy, there are important lessons to be learned from a grandfather’s beautiful life and death.