Lessons from the One-Legged Man

one-legged man

Every day, Michael Carley sees the evidence that it takes more than a family to raise a child.

A Dad Sounds Off on the “Thank You” Seekers


Where are the days where good deeds were their own reward? This dad wants them back and the attention seeking to end.

“Just Wave and Watch the Smile Follow”

Spread the Love

Strangers? Wave Anyway

How Heroes Are Made: Washington Heights Fire Dramatic Rescue [Video]

Washington Heights Fire

Four stories up, a man’s life hangs in balance as he perches precariously on a window ledge while smoke billows outward. Two neighbors try desperately to help him before firefighters arrive. The video tells all.

Who Are You to Judge: Let Yourself Off the Hook.

Vatican Pope Easter

Neill O’Farrell believes we should take the simple phrase “who am I to judge” and use it as a mantra for better living.

The Neighbor


“She looks into my living room as if to glimpse someone behind me. No one should be there.” By Jimin Han

8 Potentially Life-Threatening Situations in Daily Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Were you aware that some decisions we take completely for granted could actually have life-threatening consequences?

Dear John: I Think My Boss Is Having An Affair


A boss who might be having an affair, a friend going crazy with tattoos, and neighbors who are suddenly dog-crazy.

Do Something: Human Trafficking & the Bystander Effect

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Photographer Nannette Ricaforte on why she fights against human trafficking.

I Am a Writing Desk

NYC, synagogue, Manhattan, diaspora, America, American families, queer life, trans man, men alone, single men, isolated men, solitude

Justin Cascio had to leave home to find his people: more than once.

Dear John: Are Her Feelings More Important Than The Mortgage?


An unreasonable spouse over insurance, missing information about a sister, and a broken ankle on a neighbor’s icy porch.

Dear John: My Neighbor Is A Pervert


Dear John addresses a guy next door watching porn, a girlfriend posing nude for art school, and a passive-aggressive neighbor.

The Wedding Cake Topper


Bill and Kelly’s community made sure their family enjoyed every benefit of marriage, starting with a wedding.

The Plague


What do we owe our neighbors in times of crisis?

The Circumcised Poet and Other Tales


No matter what has been cut away, what remains is whole.

It Takes A Village, Idiot


Why the way you raise your kids matters to your neighbors.