The Value of Snow Shoveling

shoveling snow

When Bob Barsanti was his eldest son’s age, his adolescent ego was stoked by shoveling snow: a modern John Henry against the snowplow. That was then…

The Hazards of Manhood


Am I man enough? Am I powerful enough? Men put their bodies at risk to cover up pain, fear, and vulnerability.

Opening Day Tragedy at Fenway


Why perhaps the greatest franchise in sports has been ruined.

Has Sports Robbed Men of Their Souls?

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Tom Matlack looks at sports through the lens of books, manhood, entertainment, relationships, and intimacy.