How a Chainsaw Made Me a Better Man

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Awarding “Man Points” for stereotypically masculine actions is misleading and can be damaging. But I love how that chainsaw helped me grow.

A Teen Guy Asks, “When Will I Feel Love?”

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Noel Lobo wants someone to connect with him, understand him and care for him.

Learning To Be Alone Again

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After ten years of marriage, Nathan Graziano is finding being alone a different challenge from his old single days.

Hot July

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Carl Bosch is in New York City in a summertime swelter, and it’s not fun. And then, suddenly, it is.

A Poet on the Writing Process

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Spoon Jackson writes, “I believe art is waiting to come out when allowed the room to flow up.”

I Am a Writing Desk

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

Unrelenting: Mental Illness in Prison

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After 35 years of incarceration, Spoon Jackson says, “I have never adjusted to being caged.”

About My Sentence

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Spoon Jackson, who has served 34 years of a life sentence in prison, faces the reality of his fate.

Kid Weekends

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Thomas Fiffer anticipates the beginning of a weekend with his boys.

The Next Life [Book Excerpt: 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared]

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My brother Bret started the next life at forty, when he departed from this world by suicide.

Why We Run

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Long-distance runner Jeff Swain loses himself in the Allegheny Forest.

My God Lives on the Street

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Adam Bucko knows where God lives.

Model Citizen

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As an expression of his love, Jack Harper improves upon exotic cars.

We Are Not Islands

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When Ryan Bradley was suicidal, he thought he was alone. He was wrong.

Fine for Now

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The rhythm of Will Flores’ days are too uncomfortable to dance to, even alone.

Waterloo Sunset’s Fine: An Insight into Male Solitude

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One of the main symptoms people with depression describe isn’t upset, but detachment.