One alcoholic can rise above addiction while his friend continues to stumble through recovery.
Marcel Michael Deer backpacked across Australia with a battered copy of Kerouac’s On the Road and a full-fledged drug addiction. He found an imperfect road to a relationship and recovery.
Tim Lineaweaver shares his experience of his rough road to recovery, sobriety, and subsequent self-respect.
Lee Daniels overcame a lot to become the critically-acclaimed director he is today, including bullying and homophobia.
Richard Krzyzanowski has been sober for three years, but he still wakes up terrified after dreaming about the warm embrace of bourbon.
The Today Show highlights the story of Alex Minsky, who almost died from an IED blast in Afghanistan.
Kile Ozier was encouraged to cultivate a taste for alcohol at home. Without the pressures of a political life in the closet and a killer epidemic, it might not have become a problem … .
Aaron Brinker changes a family tradition of silence around alcohol abuse, by telling the story of how he also became an alcoholic.
A daughter recalls her father’s ragged oaths, then the gentle, intelligent voice letters penned from the other side of the world.
Forging could be considered the second oldest profession in the world, but for outlaw biker Terry Shanks forging has become a spiritual discipline.
No amount of repenting and stretching and bitching is going to change anything. We are already all right.
This heartbreaking text exchange with an emotionally abusive partner will feel all too familiar to anyone in a relationship characterized by domination and control.
“Sleepy Hollow” star Orlando Jones co-opts the Ice Bucket Challenge to reverse the hate resulting from Ferguson.
Justin Cascio looks at one of the most prevalent neologisms to emerge from social media, and how it works in social justice writing.
Watch this soldier surprise his family as they’re making a video to send to him in Afghanistan.
A speech given at Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852
The new family-friendly Scooby Doo movie, “Frankencreepy,” curses Daphne by making her fat. What kind of message does that send to our kids?
The Off Parent goes off on his challenge of dealing with a difficult ex. While not all divorces are like this, some men will surely relate.
Randall Horton reflects on his own experiences with grief, and wonders why being a man is to be sentenced to a life bereft of emotional support?
13 year old Xavier believes a continued culture kindness as a part of daily life can help with violence in adults
Mark Sherman recounts his struggle with finding relief in public places.
James Fell describes a bout with a pretty plagiarizer.
It’s probably not what you think. Chris Anderson explains, and compels us to take action.
Allan Mott quickly discovered that the average middle-of-the-night customer at a sex shop isn’t a creep, but just a normal lonely guy.
You’ve heard it before, but here’s how to use the power of words to make it more effective. Because the last thing you need is another monkey on your back.
Charles J. Orlando points out the flaws in a popular movie genre.
Emotions don’t respond to pain the way the body does. Understanding that can prevent a ton of heartache.
Seth Trent explains how the suburban fantasy is moving aside to allow for a different definition of success.
There you see right above the couch a large framed portrait of the 40th president of the United States.