A Father’s Manifesto: Raising Young Men Who Respect Women

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Leo Babauta is asking fathers of boys to teach them how to respect women.

Unspoken Assumptions: When Men are the Dead

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The death toll at the Turkey mine disaster has now reached 232, and “hopes are diminishing” for the many others still trapped. Women aren’t mentioned, so we can assume the dead are men.

10 Uplifting Quotes for When Bad Things Happen

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Lori Lothian’s favorite soul-saving wisdoms for really tough times.

A Shot Goes Off and I Don’t Care

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Larry D. Bernstein feels an unnatural sense of not-caredness about the latest public shooting, even though it happened five minutes from his house. And he wonders why.

Stepping Away From Tragedy

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We’re all recovering from something, but that’s okay. Just keep stepping.

I Lost My Only Son To Gun Violence

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Radha Stern bravely shares the experience of losing a child, and offers hope and strength in moving forward.

You Don’t Really Want Them to Understand

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Kevin Macku examines internet and domestic conflicts from an actor’s perspective, and shows that arguments often run deeper than the surface.

Love And Anger Are Close Cousins

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We often pervert the relationship between love and anger, to our own detriment.

Zimmerman Not Guilty? What’s Next For Black Men?

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Coach Michael Taylor asks how black men can move on after the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

Johnny Cash: Life, Love, and the Magic of Being Your Badass Self

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Chantele Theroux on how to live and love like the Man in Black.

Entire Oklahoma Town Flattened by Tornado

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After the giant tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, Melissa Newton and city manager Steven Eddy talk about being in the middle of the destruction.

Should We Forgive Apologetic Bullies?

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Bullying leaves life-long consequences. Is one of those consequences a lifetime of clouded judgement?

Months of Lockdown

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While in lockdown, poet and prisoner Spoon Jackson flies in his mind’s eye, witness to freedom and injustice.

Poem: Epitaph … for Skip

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Daniel Lee Fee’s elegy for a young man describes the feelings “neither one of us guys / was brave enough, / simple enough, / to say, / to say out loud.”

Just Doing My Job

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Justin Cascio’s life has been changed by the writers who reveal their own lives—and the taboos of our society.

A Year-End Reflection on a Tragedy

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Ben Dumas hopes that giving love in the midst of recent tragedies can provide a foundation to grow.