She Taught Him How to Find Meaning in All Those Little Flags

His daughter learned and then taught him the value in honoring the tradition of Memorial Day.

My Father Buys a Ballroom in Shanghai, China, 1944

Lois Roma-Deeley shows how our parents can surprise us in this poem, which is a “war story” in every sense of the term.

Life & Times Series: Part 4

Father Time presents:  “Life & Times – Fathers and Their Views about Time” Featuring a real-life dad offering his take on time  ◊♦◊ Johnny L. (California) Age: 53 Occupation: Navy Retired/Disabled Veteran/Navy Contractor – Systems Engineer Status: Married 22 years (1994-Present) with 2 daughters, ages 18 and 17 Wife is a Public School Librarian. FT: […]

Call for Submissions: A Salute to Our Soldiers

Do you have a military hero? Tell us about him in our “For The Love of Men” section.

Veteran and Soldier Voices Have Found Their Home at The Good Men Project

And you can too. Add your voice to the conversation and write for us! Read their thoughts and ideas here. Join the conversation on our Facebook Page. Submit your own articles. Together, we are raising the bar as to what it takes to be good men in the 21st Century.

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A veteran father strategizes how to communicate with his ill child in Randy Brown’s sweet and unsettling poem.

Why Passion is Overrated

John Chang shares the quality that is more important to your success.

Task 47: Connect With Someone In the Military

Freedom definitely isn’t free. Have you connected with those responsible for it’s protection?

Inside the Mind of a Soldier: 5 Classic Military Stories

Venture onto the battlefield with titles that help you understand the human experience during war.

Thank You for Your Service and Welcome Home!

Veteran: One who wrote a blank check to Uncle Sam for up to and including their life.

One Nut Wonder: Or the Day I Lost My Testicle

Alexander Miller vividly remembers the day he lost his testicle and the lesson it taught him about life.

How a Pacifist Teacher Prepares His Students for War

Endless occupations, big government, and the imperial theme—not easy topics for high schoolers. Teacher Jeremy McKeen shares his wish for his grown-up students off at war.

The Paradox of Playing Small

Does a woman need a man to keep her life on track? Edie Weinstein’s father gave conflicting advice.

Returning Soldier Surprises Wife and Son at the Parade

This Rose Bowl reunion will touch your heart.

Boot Camp–1967

Brady Peterson captures the sexual frustration of the deployed man while at the same time tapping into a deeper kind of loneliness.

Tis the Season for Feigning Football Interest

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