The Man Who Sought Asylum

Home is just one of the things a refugee loses in David Bergman’s moving poem.

Mahatma Gandhi’s 5 Teachings To Bring About World Peace

“How can I make difference so that I may bring peace to this world that I love and cherish so much? A name flickers instantly in my mind.”  – Mahatma Gandhi — “If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought, acted and inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world […]

It’s Never Been About U.S.

The United States of America is a version of The Walking Dead. We are walking around like zombies.

My Father Buys a Ballroom in Shanghai, China, 1944

Lois Roma-Deeley shows how our parents can surprise us in this poem, which is a “war story” in every sense of the term.

In Fact, Someone Does Believe in the Song ‘Imagine’

In the “Conversation No One is Having”, GMP Editor Rob Watson takes on Editor Jeremy McKeen’s assertion that “no one believes in the song “Imagine.” Rob found someone.

10 Reasons No One Really Believes in the Song ‘Imagine’

You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not.

Shooting Silhouettes

U.S. Army veteran Dwight Gray writes of fear and bravado on the shooting range.

What Being a Comedian Taught Me About Humility and Loss

Why one woman’s gratitude for his comedy routine was so sobering, and so welcome.

Today’s Freedom Fighter, Tomorrow’s Tyrant?

We always think we’d be the hero or the good guy. But would we really?

War Boy

What can a boy make out of nothing? The story of Deng Thiak Adut is a look inside the modern man’s soul.

The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [Excerpt]

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.

Tom Hiddleston Has an Affinity for Roles That are Squarely Inside the Man-Box

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.

East/West Symphony

I choose to fight intolerance with love poetry.

What I’ve Learned From Dating a Veteran

I realized that while he left the military years ago, the military can not—and will not—leave him.

The Night I Killed a Baby: Another Christmas in Afghanistan

Sometimes, when you least expect it, your life can completely change.

What Wise Words Might Our Next President Leave Behind?

A few words about war, peace, economics, religion, education, and running the country from the past occupants of The White House.