Sunday Night in My Thirties


Thom Ingram reflects on the pressure some of us face to have children.

“I acted like an ass in front of my kids and put them in danger.”

Road Rage

This comment by Jonny on the post To the Ticket Agent as the Delta Counter

Mother of Lonely Boy Gifts Her Son with Friends (thousands of them) for His Birthday


Colin told his mom he didn’t want a birthday party when he turns 11 because he had no friends to invite. Days later he has over 400,000 friends worldwide.

This Video “My Beautiful Woman” Touched My Heart. Strongly.

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Short film made in Thailand for a lingerie company talks about love and reminds us of everyday heroes who we might misjudge. Beautiful.

“Men are going to have to break through the old gender roles and do more child care and people overall are going to have to learn to deal with it.”

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This comment by Danny on the post The Incredibly Low Bar: Let’s Change the Stereotypes about Dad’s

Houdini in Psychoanalysis


Amy Schreibman Walter performs a conjuring trick of her own in this poem, reconfiguring another writer’s language to paint a neurotic portrait of the man behind the magic.

Satsang with My Mother


Igor Kufayev’s mother taught him about more than manners. She supplied life lessons that lead to a spiritual homecoming.

Mother of Black Boys Speaks Out Against Their Harsh Reality

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Child advocate Andrea-Lawful Trainer says she’s running out of ways to tell her black sons that people hate them.

The Last Bottled Soda Vending Machine East of the Missouri

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Jim Cihlar presents us with a highly imagistic look at a moment in time, gently evoking loss.

A Mother Teaches The Past As Prologue


Brian Shea learns to see himself through his mother’s eyes.

Our Dining Room Forum

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Family traditions can happen anywhere. B.K. Mullen’s started at the table.

A Boy’s Life Is Changed On A Jamaican Road

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Some lessons change a life. Some lessons change as many as they can. Jeff Bogle shares the moment that changed his . . .

The Multiple Effects of Multiple Sclerosis

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Dennis Williams watches as his mother grows weaker from the effects of multiple sclerosis. And he watches her grow stronger at the same time.

The Drill Instructor and the Lonely Boy: A Powerful Video

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There is a lot to be said for discipline, and even more for positive male role models. This video has both.

Mom Meets the Food Bank

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JJ Vincent’s mom does nothing halfway. That includes filling the barrel at a local food bank drop-off.

On Making Amends and Finding Gratitude

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There are many paths to gratitude. Matt Clapper’s led him through a series of amends, and he is the better for it.