15 Things I Hate About Being a Writer

15 Reasons by jimmy brown

Like all the best writers, Cabot O’Callaghan has a love-hate relationship with his craft.

On the Unbearable Sadness of Finding Your Soulmate

On the Unbearable by Casey Muir-Taylor

Cabot O’Callaghan finds the woman of his dreams, and he’s depressed as hell about it.

A Great Cosmic Joke: The Hilarious Human Body


Human beings are clumsy, hairless monkeys obsessed with looking beautiful. How is that not funny?

Objective Correlative


Borrowing a term from T.S. Eliot, poet and scholar Merrill Cole writes on duality and connection, the link between the poetic, the political…and peanut butter cups.

Dawn Of Irony On The Planet Of The Apes

(R-L): Charles Krauthammer, Gary Oldman, Rick Perry.

Kurt Baumeister calls out Gary Oldman on his irony.

Stivers Cartoons: Hipsters, Trucker Hats, and Darwinian Irony


©Mark Stivers / www.stiverscartoons.com

RealLifeStarter: The Kickstarter That Encourages Millennials To Get Real Jobs (Video)


Here is a comedic look at the sometimes difficult lives of young creatives.

Ironic Masculinity: The Way Forward?


Oliver Lee Bateman comes to terms with conventional masculinity.

“Don’t Treat My Daughter Like Property—That’s MY Job!”

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Aaron Gouveia looks at the “rules” some fathers are setting for their daughters and hopes he is never ever ever like that.

I’m a Boy Who Likes Boy Bands

One Direction

Masculinity isn’t diminished by taste, nor defined by it—so why can’t real men dig pop music?

“Why did being male make us less in need of assertiveness training?”

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This comment of the day is from Joseph, on the post “It’s Time to Stop Discriminating Against Men (and Women)”

There’s No Insincerity In Irony

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Charles Emrich defends irony from its detractors. Sincerely.

6 Great Quotes from the Guy Who Taught Us That Science is Actually Pretty Cool


Read 6 quotes of wisdom and hilarity from everyone’s favorite: Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Legitimate Crepes: On the Use of Irony


Irony doesn’t always have the intended effect.

Man Up / Man Down


Hipster Sexism doesn’t serve humanity any better than the Classic variety.

Teaching Carefully

photo by Rodrigho

As her sons care for a lost Chihuahua, Julie Gillis looks for teachers, healers, systems thinkers, interpreters, bridge builders, and storytellers as a way toward social change.