Lancelot Kirby believes pain is a gift and leads to greater joy, deeper thought, and a more fulfilling life.
Patrick Sallee learned how to be a great friend from a friend he’s sadly about to lose.
LeRon Barton thought that boys needed to be toughened up, until he started mentoring one. My mother had always told me when I was younger, “If you’re not helping out, then you are not doing anything,” and that had stuck with me for a long time. From volunteering in soup kitchens, tutoring people in computer […]
Reid Wilson believes we must redefine toughness in the 21st century, especially when it comes to our boys. Here’s why and how.
Former Marine and present UN Field Security Officer, Dewaine Farria, shares his gripping insight into courage—told through the experience of his first time under fire.
Tough? At 2 pounds, 14 ounces, how could Henry be considered tough?
You can be an enlightened man and still a tough guy. George Clarke explains how.
Arthur MacMaster struggles to accept himself as a man with a disability, but his dog doesn’t.
“There are intangibles to playing sports: self-discipline, overcoming hardship, facing fear, camaraderie.”
This is a comment by Rick on the post “Real Men Don’t Watch Sports”. While sports sometimes have a tendency to seem violent and bring out hostile “manly” attitudes, someone who has lived through them has a different perspective.
Am I man enough? Am I powerful enough? Men put their bodies at risk to cover up pain, fear, and vulnerability.
“Boys are taught that toughness, violence, winning and being at the top is the most important aspect of proving their masculinity.”
This is a comment byJames on the post “Do Guys Fight For Their Friendships? (Hint: NYT says “No”; I say “Hell, Yes”!)”.
James Elliot’s tastes have matured along with him. Here, he talks about what’s so sexy about women his own age.