How a member of the Greatest Generation shaped the manhood of a Gen X’er

My grandfather had his flaws, but he made me the man I am today

I Missed my Chance to Tell my Grandpa ‘I Love You, Goodbye’

The guilt of regret can prolong grief. Forgiving oneself allows us to feel joy when we remember our loved ones.

Fast Food – A Memorial Day Tribute

Father Time is a weekly column dedicated to the concept of time in a parent’s life, particularly a father’s life. The point of view comes from a father of two young sons, both under three-years-old, and how time really is just that: a concept. ◊♦◊ My maternal grandmother was waif thin, almost frail, which was […]

Why We Run #34: Honoring Family

Nick Barracca runs as a way of connecting to and honoring his grandfather.

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.