Mass Shootings and Our COLLECTIVE ‘Mental Illness’

What’s really behind mass shootings?

The Solution to Our Gun Problem is Authentic Social Connection

As we isolate ourselves from each other, we encourage a culture of fear. Does that feed America’s gun problem?

Fire Your Guns

Quentin Lucas has a thought about guns in America.

A Dad Mourns the Loss of Reason in America’s Gun Culture

Matt Sweetwood won a landmark Supreme Court case regarding gun rights. He recently wrote a 6-point plan to curtail gun violence. Much to his frustration, he found that neither side on the issue wanted to listen. He tries again.

Why I Just Want To Punch You In The Face

On the field he learned that violence was the way to deal with conflict. Off the field he had to learn a better way.

Is Their Life Less Valuable Than Your Gun?

I’m angry because we have had scores of opportunities to right this wrong. People kill people and guns make it easy.

Chasing Down the ‘Real Man’

Quentin Lucas found himself in the military, facing court martial, before he could begin to see what a ‘real man’ might be.

Does Sex And Violence Actually Sell?

While sexual ads and violent programs invite viewers’ attention, they may be bad for business. Robert Lull and Brad Bushman check it out.

I Want to Change the World by Changing My Mind

Quentin Lucas tells a short story to show how poor thinking can happen to any of us.

How Hitting A Hay Bale With A Big Stick Changed My Life

Can men expressing rage prevent violence and foster wisdom? Author Jay Cradeur shares his experiences with a Hay Bale and a Big Stick.

My Kid Loves Guns, and I Don’t

“The older I get, the more, I find myself faced with the task of trying to understand the terrible things that people do with guns.”

DiaryDad tries to find balance with his son’s love of guns.

Quick Fixes Aren’t The Answer: Alcohol And Violence Have A Complex Relationship

The effects of alcohol vary considerably between different people. The Conversation checks it out.

The Octogenarian Asks the Feminist Sex Educator

Alice Isak raises important questions about consent and what it actually looks like and means.

Beautiful Disaster: Responding to the 7 Reasons Why We’re Drawn to the Damaged Person

Quentin Lucas discusses attractions to the damaged person, as a damaged person.

How a Pacifist Teacher Prepares His Students for War

Endless occupations, big government, the imperial theme, and teen soldiers—not easy topics for high schoolers. Teacher Jeremy McKeen shares his wish for his grown up students off at war. — “Go and teach Jeremy how to play with G.I. Joes,” I remember a relative saying to one of my older cousins when I was six. I had […]

The Dad Who Won Landmark Supreme Court Gun Case Proposes 6-Step Solution to End Gun Violence

Matt Sweetwood won a landmark victory for gun ownership rights from the New Jersey Supreme Court. So he’s against gun restrictions, right? Wrong. Here is his six point plan to help reduce gun violence.