A Son, a Mother, a Camera, and a Dream

A son a mother by alexnorgay

Alex Norgay’s mother is single and he believes “she deserves a good man.” So he did this.

Five Ways Boys Become Men

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There’s far more than age that distinguishes a man from a boy

Touch: A Letter to Mother

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L. Lamar Wilson writes of a gay son, an ill mother, and their deeply felt intimacy.

Mater, Maritatus

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Dakota Garilli writes of boys, their mothers, and “how we learn /of love.”

What Do You Do When Your Wife Is On A Spiritual Journey And You’re Not?

The key is on front of you.

Steven Lake faces the challenges his wife brings up through her spiritual practice. Resistance is futile!

How My Business Saved My Life

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After several miscarriages, they found peace and a way to move forward. — Have you ever experienced deep loss in your life? A loved one dies and you are set adrift in an ocean of your thoughts. You search for a memory—some meaning—or anything you can to bring you back to shore. I almost kept floating. For […]

37 Weeks Pregnant – A Letter To My Wife

Appreciating what is right before me

Frank Prather is a self-identified “badass” with credits as a break-dancer, body-builder, Harley owner, gun-toter, and worst of all – a blogger. Now he is graduating to being a “badass dad.”

Be Prepared to Receive Something Special

Understanding My Mother by Cabot OCallaghan

When Cabot O’Callaghan befriended a young woman with borderline personality disorder, he wasn’t ready for the wisdom he’d receive.

The Unintended Consequences of Parental Expectations

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As an abused child she knew the negative power a parent could have, but she didn’t know the power of positive parenting could be almost as frightening.

Targets

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David Eye’s poem of shooting involves both literal and metaphorical guns.

The Power of Black Money in the Aftermath of Ferguson

What Can Mike Brown Buy

If you can’t appreciate my right to live, I won’t appreciate your right to profit!

5 Tools to Rock the Hell Out of Being an Entrepreneur

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Britt Bolnick believes that if you’re going to start or run a successful business, you have to do your “inner work” first. She offers five tools to help.

Emptying the Nest

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As her son goes off to college, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf realizes she has been raising him for independence all along.

When My Father Woke

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Pay close attention to Ed Madden’s poem about an invalid father; the speaker reveals perhaps more than he intends to.

I’m Tired Of Having To Fix, Learn, And Improve All The F**king Time. When Does It Stop?

Give me a break.

Steven Lake is at the end of his rope. Or is it the beginning of a new way of being?