Things I Regret


Tom Brechlin on taking things for granted, his father, and coming to terms with his biggest regret.

Adolescent Regrets: Call for Submission Due 7/13


What do you regret from your teen years? If you could go back, what would you do differently?

Stolen: A Letter from a Prisoner Serving Life without Parole

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Spoon Jackson does not define himself as a murderer, but by what he has done in the days since. How do you see him?

Dear John: My Co-Worker Makes Me Feel Dirty


A germaphobe coworker, a boyfriend who used to see escorts, and a regretful past of bullying.

3 Secrets to Dating the Single Co-Parenting Dad


Single dads are fiercely committed to their little ones saying, by action and by word, “you are loved.”

How Feminism Screwed Up My Love Life


Terri Trespicio’s personal memoir of how she accidentally conflated being strong with being single.

Open Thread: What Youthful Cruelty Do You Regret?


You were a jerk sometimes when you were a kid. Which incidents still eat at you?

When A Divorce Makes a Better Dad

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GMP founder Tom Matlack reflects on the trials and triumphs of divorce on fatherhood

Dear Teenage Self: You Have Depression


Ozy Frantz wants to go back in time and say “Just take the meds.”

Gay Married Dad Asks Whether He Should Come Out


Dear Gay Dad Project: “If you could have it all done over, would you still have your father tell you he was gay?”

Open Thread: What One Thing In Your Past Would You Change?

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A life well-lived is filled with mistakes. Which would you change, and which would you not?

The Dream of Fondue


Emerson wrote that a hero is no braver than any other man, but he is braver five minutes longer. Robert Barsanti suspects it is the same with successful marriages.

Beats the Alternative


What makes it so hard to be old?

Love of the Imagined


Tom Fiffer’s perspectives on the children in his life range from immersion to the hypothetical.

Take Care of Yourself And Your Soul


Donald D’Haene has endured the insensitivity of strangers since coming out as a survivor of sexual assault 30 years ago. He offers a response to Todd Akin’s declarations on rape, and advice for survivors of any gender.

“What if you asked Tiger Woods if it was all worth it even after being caught?”

AT&T National Golf Tournament

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