Dear Dad: A Letter to the Father I Never Met

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Christian Clifton thinks about the impact an absent father had on his life — and finds peace in forgiveness.

Apologies of an Absent Father to His Son

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Pete Wilson, with a poem to his teenage son whom he hasn’t seen in years.

A Teenage Boy’s Letter to His Older Brother Leaving Home

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Gabriel Goldstein sends off his older brother to military service with a moving portrait of their brotherly bond.

Dear Son, 5 Secrets I Wish I Knew Before Marriage

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This is the letter my dad would have written to his son if he knew what I know now.

Dear Son: There’s Life Outside a Glowing Screen

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D. Alva reminds her son about the differences between real life and virtual life.

A Millennial’s Cover Letter to Future Employers

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Christian Clifton writes his pitch to change the minds of employers.

An Open Letter to My Son About Sex

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“Your greatest challenge will be to honor the erotic feelings and desires that will come up inside you while also staying fully present and respectful.” Janis Whitlock, in a letter to her son.

A Letter to Freddy, My Beautiful Six-Week-Old Son

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Dan Mac is in his seventh week of fatherhood. And he’s captivated by all of it.

Congressman Uses Teaching Experience To Grade GOP Harshly

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Mark Takano treated a Congressional letter as a student assignment, with hilarious results.

A Letter to my Son About Love

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As a father, I have no say in my son’s love life. And that is exactly the way it should be.

“When Is It OK to Call Someone Black?”

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“We must devise strategies to keep naming, interpreting, and confronting racism”. Beth Balliro answers a question sent to Steve Locke.

You Done Good, Honey. A Father Salutes His Daughter Graduating 5th Grade

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Patrick Canadey, with a letter to his daughter upon her promotion from elementary school.

An Open Letter to Anyone Considering Suicide

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Andrew Lawes—like so many of us—knows what it is like to be on the brink of despair. He hopes his words will connect with those who need it most.

Cool Deed of the Day: The Chicago Tribune Bought the Boston Globe Lunch (PHOTO)

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We all know the Globe had a rough week. The Tribune decided to do something nice about it.

“Entitlement is just not attractive at all, no matter who you are.”

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These are comments by Danny, Randy Strauss, Flying Kal, and Lars Fisher on the post “A Letter to My Two Sons and Other Young Men”.

A Letter to My Two Sons and Other Young Men

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Laurie Petrou gives a list of 10 things she thinks her sons (and young men everywhere) should know.