So . . . This Happened. Today’s ‘Three Things in Sports’

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Our sports round-up features Ferguson protest by the St. Louis Rams, what’s good about sports from Ohio State/Michigan, and an epicly bad loss by the NY Football Giants.

True Policing is Compassionate Policing and Doing Good!


A small act of kindness by one Police Officer made all the difference in this family’s life and we are all better for it.

Finding and Harnessing Your Inner Caveman

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There is a gratitude one learns as a hunter toward the meal before him.

Tis the Season for Feigning Football Interest

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September brings my annual ritual of brushing up on the basest college football knowledge for use in conversation.

The Loss of Positive Male Role Models and Educational Priorities in the U.S.

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During the 1950s, the scientist was the hero of our movies, saving us from space aliens and mutant insects. Why have our collective goals shifted away from educated men as role models?

Detroit: No Water, But Lots of Tests


Detroit is in trouble. Bill Boyle points out the city’s biggest flaw, and tells us why neoliberalism is not the solution.

Art, Farming and a Safe Place For Boys to Discover Meaning


Is this a model for serious education reform? Theodore Richards and The Chicago Wisdom Project.

25 Prominent Republicans Stand Up for Gay Rights in Michigan


A group of 25 retired Republicans in Michigan have banded together to join the fight against the state’s same-sex marriage ban, coauthoring a 40-page amicus brief in which they tackle arguments commonly used to defend the ban.

Crying Makes a Man Feel Whole

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Tears of joy, disappointment, love, or loss–all add texture to man’s being.

How Voters Think, Obamacare Edition


One Michigan women shows how irrational voters can be.

A Month of Thankfulness: The Wind

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Joanna Schroeder explains the glorious drama and sensual joy of standing in the middle of a swirling wind.

My Hometown by Default: A Life Spent in Culture Shock


Life as a missionary kid left Nate Owens without a hometown and longing for stability, bouncing between small Midwest towns and countries overseas.

Abusive Coaches Aren’t Just Men


Despite stereotypes, abuse of student athletes comes from both genders.

Eyes Devour


Deanna Ogle reflects on grief, David Rakoff, and fireworks.

Man Saves Baby With Turkey Baster

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One man’s quick thinking, and a common kitchen tool, saved a baby girl’s life.

A Rogue’s Gallery – Selling Off Detroit


Toby Barlow says his solution for the Detroit debt crisis won’t even involve writing a check.