Paradise Waiting

“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.

Hail and Farewell

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.

Wartime Whipping Boys

Breaking stereotypes in an era of terror.

Before April

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.

Two Trips Home: A Vietnam Story

A soldier’s brush with tragedy both abroad and at home.

How to Win the War

How war can teach us about life.

Great Warriors Count Coup. What are You?

Our world changed in an instant, so Rudy DeuceTruth breaks down fear, enemies, and engagement without fighting.

When Things Change in an Instant: The Attacks on Paris

How can we make sense of the attacks?

The Mos of Wrath

PTSD. War. Stigmas of men in media. What’s going on with our Mo Bros today?

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.

American Sniper and the Impact of War

Valerie Complex, a fellow military veteran, dissects the best selling movie and shows how war affects everyone.

Acts of Loving Kindness and Profound Cruelty

As thousands of refugees attempt to flee the carnage and destruction over the course of the wars and poverty of the middle east, many countries have stepped up to assist. Unfortunately, there are simply too many refugees for these countries to absorb on their own.

Seeking a New and Better Life: On Migrants and Refugees, Dads, and Changing Times

“Stop building walls and start building doors.” Inside the Conversation at The Good Men Project.

In Remembrance of the Nazi Invasion of Poland

As we look back over the unconscionable horrors of the Nazi era, let us also reflect back on the numerous acts of courage and go forth to transform the world.

Why the British Air Show Disaster Tells Us it’s Time to Think Differently About War

In the wake of a crash at a British Air Show, Glen Poole wonders about our human propensity to go to war, and the ways in which men have been creating evermore inventive ways both to kill people and save people’s lives.

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 […]