We always think we’d be the hero or the good guy. But would we really?
Just as polio stalked the 1950s, and AIDS overshadowed the 1980s and ‘90s, post-traumatic stress disorder haunts us in the early years of the twenty-first century.
Our culture pressures men who think they are “supposed” to be a certain way in order to be a “real man.” And some of the best actors of our times play those roles brilliantly.
I choose to fight intolerance with love poetry.
I realized that while he left the military years ago, the military can not—and will not—leave him.
Sometimes, when you least expect it, your life can completely change.
“The last thing Salim Khan saw in his brief life was a millisecond of a blinding flash of light and a loud bang as he detonated the four pounds of plastique in his backpack.” Fiction by Steve Jaeger.
We buried him in his blue jeans. A folded American flag and a leather cowboy hat rested on his chest. On his feet were snakeskin boots.
Breaking stereotypes in an era of terror.
Guillermo Filice Castro recalls his time serving in the Argentine army during the British invasion of the Falkland Islands in this poem of comradeship and connection between men.
A soldier’s brush with tragedy both abroad and at home.
How can we make sense of the attacks?