“The said to be blind meant not to see. How was I to believe them when I saw?”


And There Was Light: The autobiography of Jacques Lusseyran, blind hero of the French Resistance.

Requiem for a Warrior


“Jim Hellwig died years ago. He died so the Warrior could live.” Dan Friedman looks at the complexities of the man that didn’t just create a wrestling character, but lived the life of one.

What it Means to Love a Musician


“Without music, life would be a mistake.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Pitman Creek

Wendell Keith Muse circa 1991

Venturing up a small stream in southern Kentucky, a middle-aged man re-imagines his father—and himself.

Dying Zookeeper Gets a Kiss Good-Bye from a Giraffe He Cared For

Mario and the giraffe

The kiss seen round the world.

Man’s Hands


Stephen Mead writes about the hands of one particular man and, in so doing, explores the many roles which men can play.

“what is truly typical is in fact everyone, underlined everyone, is atypical, but everybody has it backwards.”

Typical Man

This comment by Mark on the post I Am a Man

Halfway Home?

the eye of london photo by odetothebigsea

Ten years ago, David Packman wrote a very short autobiographical story. Discovering it a decade later was like glimpsing himself through a way-back machine.

The Articulate Man: Why We Don’t Call Each Other “It”

photo by sidewalk flying flickr

Tweet   Kip Robisch, on what to do about those pesky gendered pronouns and other steps towards being more articulate. —- One of the things I like about The Good Men Project is that it transcends the old gentleman’s handbooks—you know, those crimson leather, gold leaf pocket editions that a guy might get for a […]

Across the Universe: Dealing With Death as an Atheist

photo by overgraeme

After the sudden, unexpected death of a friend Chris Hicke grapples with what it means to be an atheist.

My Accidental Christmas Surprise

stranger door photo by williac

On Christmas Night, Sarah Pescosolido had a problem she didn’t think she could solve. Lucky for her, a stranger was happy to help.

Stop Living a Dead Man’s Life: How to Make the New Year Truly a New One

Living photo by Candida.Perfoma

Alan Bishop wants you to consider this: The story of your life is in your control. Write it, speak it, and most importantly—take action.

I’m Going to Take Down the Walls and Bare My Scars

I'm going to take down my walls photo by articotropical

Arthur Dubay wonders why it’s relatively easy for him to open up to strangers, and much more difficult to do so with the ones he loves.

The Redemption That Wasn’t: Riley Cooper Is No Role Model of Mine

riley cooper redemption photo

[B]eing a man, being a good man, a man worthy of praise, a man worthy of admiration, a man worthy of second chances, of redemption even, that takes a whole lot more than catching touchdown passes.

Rethinking Masculinity: Is Masculinity (As We Know It) In Crisis?

caveman photo by bradcerenzia

Sophie Moss examines the evolution of gender norms.

Breaking Free from the Arctic Ice, into the Prison of PTSD


Like the childhood monsters that lurked under our beds, Sprague Theobald found that PTSD, too, is terrified of the light.