You’re a Good Man. Have We Left You Out?

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We have a lot of voices on GMP. Is yours getting heard?

Black Dad Interrupted

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As a first time father of a male of color, Brandon Greene wonders if he feels as or more powerless than his mother and grandfather felt in his ability to protect his son.

What We Should Talk About When We Talk About Guns

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Love them or hate them, chances are if you were raised in America someone in your family owned a gun. James Stafford tells his family tale of firearms, and of the event that holstered his forever.

A Life Lesson: Keep Good Going

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How will you pass down more than your name?

What Hands Are For

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Jarad Dewing compares his hands, and his life, to the men who came before him.

Again: A Comic Strip for Father’s Day

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Enjoy this original comic strip for Father’s Day from Lunar Baboon

Mentored Boys or Monster Boys

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“In the absence of elders, the impetuosity of youth becomes the slow death of the community.” Jed Diamond takes his grandson on a rite of passage.

100 Words on Love: Ninety-Nine

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Ninety-nine and only faded battlefields behind me: grumbling tanks, tire treads, bodies laid on broken pavement.

Grandfatherhood: A Baggage-Free Relationship

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We can’t make it happen, but becoming a grandparent brings the gift of unconditional love from another human being.

Grandfather Sends His Good Wishes [Video]

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David Jewell remembers his grandfather and associates him with their shared rituals, in this poem and its accompanying video.

Prizefighters and Poppas

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What does the life deliberately and well lived look like?

Grandfatherhood: 12/27

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Are you a grampa? A granddad? A “Pop-pop”?

“Like it seems like most men here, I fear ‘aging’ more than Death itself.”

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William Harryman, drood, and Jamie Parsons talk about their fears of growing old.

Granddad and Grandpa

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Sports tell me more and more about my grandfathers every day.