When Do You Stop Cutting the Crust?

When Do You Stop by Connie Ma

Tor Constantino tries to be ‘dadmirable’ with sandwiches, balancing disappointment and teachable moments for his kids.

Mindfulness Sucks

zendog

Craig Playstead tries hard to “be in the moment”. But for that, you need to have presence of mind. And sometimes that seems like…well…never.

Death by Confirmation

4373777559_4f55a7484c_b

In this Catholic rite of passage, becoming a man permanently alters a boy’s relationship to his father.

The Dying Game

4021819172_a0be315438_b

Can a merciless marketplace be entrusted with caring for people?

Adventuring Forth

5824862885_1ddcd1b372_b

As you set forth into the world, how do you know you’re on the right path? Venture for America fellow Ovik Banerjee on service and entrepreneurship.

It Takes A Village, Idiot

5175476397_23bb1e3689_b

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

“Men in particular have been tasked with accepting, embodying, and living contradiction.”

men_flickr_expertinfantry

This is a comment by Peter von Maidenberg on the post “Society wants dads to ‘step up’, but they are literally stomped down when they do.”

Why I Refuse to Turn 30

shutterstock_50930347

Young adults are uncertain about the value of commitment to adult responsibilities like marriage and career, as they seem more difficult to achieve, and less permanent, than they’ve been for previous generations.

“Too many people use BDSM as a license to abuse. They’re not dominants, they’re abusers.”

bdsm_flickr_aldeka_

This is a comment by I.G. Fredricks on the post “Why I Don’t Believe in the Domme Deficit”.