Jeff Walt captures a moment of loss in a poem that is both stark and lovely.
Lauren Camp’s poem points to the surprise intersection of destruction and tenderness, a place that some men have surely occupied at some point or another.
In this brief essay, poet Philip Clark shows us how poetry can enter our lives at any point, while at the same time challenging the assumption that success belongs primarily to the young.
American soldier and educator J.D. Wilson explains how the military taught him to be a better teacher and a better man.
Michael T. Young offers a meditation on beauty and value, past and present, via a thoughtful parallel.
Von Thompson writes of the Pacific Island nation of Palau, haunted by the clash of Japanese and American forces during World War II.
Make a list, forget literature, and abandon the craft of the word-smith. After that, can there be justice for literature?
Dwight Gray brings home the ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley, and does so in a way that challenges cliche and oversimplification.
When it comes to addressing domestic abuse and working to eradicate it, feminism has played a critical role. But we need to see the abuse of children for what it is, regardless of the abuser’s gender.
“It’s worth noting, that a man could never get away with writing about a comparable list of disgraced women.”
Ever wonder why there aren’t more Jedi?
Shawn Henfling shares what he’s learned about depression…from his own battles with depression.
Scott Lyon explains why an Uber executive’s threat to dig up dirt on journalists was more than just an unfortunate remark.
T. Michael James Gives Tips on Creating Fun Family Routines
A dad read one of his favorite childhood books to his son. The next day, he found a connection to its author, Judith Viorst. And then, this happened.
When Carrie Underwood gave a 12 year-old boy his first kiss on stage, why didn’t we question our double standards about protecting girls vs “making men” out of boys?
We all have bad days, we all stumble. But there are seven things that people who are chronically unhappy have mastered.
This year, the word “feminist” appeared—briefly—on “Time” magazine’s list of words for banning. Carly Puch wonders, “What were they thinking?”
On the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, Anthony Doubek shares why the actions of even one person matter.
On one of the worst nights of his life, this teacher’s student showed him that good kids are still out there.
After much debate and speculation, Commissioner Roger Goodell handed out the league’s punishment to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Captain Chelsey Sullenberger is Breaking Barriers: From the United States Air Force to the Miracle on the Hudson to Making our Future Safer.
Would the words, “I do” slip as easily from your lips if “until death do I part” came with a binding “no-backsies” clause?
Through the creative use of social media, Hadfield has made space exciting for a new generations of enthusiasts.
You might expect that Bruce Lee would tell us to take on adversity with sheer force, but this wisdom he learned from his mentor taught him a better way to be strong.
Men are falling behind very quickly, but it’s easy to miss the trend if we focus on long-term data and not recent students and graduates.