Top Ten Ways Fathers Can Honor Their Mentors

Top Ten Ways Fathers Can Honor Their Mentors

In this excerpt from his new book, “My Father’s Day Gift,” Dr. David Andrews breaks down ten ways that dads can gratefully acknowledge the father figures who helped shape their development as parents.

One Direction Rollercoaster: On Hannah Hovarth as a Writer


Sure, HBO’s breakout hit is about characters, relationships, and transitioning into adulthood, but it’s about something else: the writing life.

Sex Education, Please

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The worst case scenario of a poor sex education is not an unhealthy sexual identity. It’s the unplanned birth of a child.

That’s It, I Quit, or This Essay Could Save My Life


Christopher Bundy meditates on whether being a writer is still worth it to him.

“Should Writers/Artists Focus on the Process, not the Result?”


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When Should You Stop Calling Yourself An Aspiring Writer?

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You’ve always wanted to be an artist, writer, dancer, musician. What’s it take to move from wannabee to am?

My Father’s Pulse: The Spring Pulse Poetry Festival

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Last spring, I attended the Spring Pulse Poetry Festival in Cobalt, Ontario with my father.

The Ways We Talk, the Ways We Listen


“My brother visits from Korea with his girlfriend, S. If they marry, I will not be the only adoptee in the family to return to Korea and marry a Korean woman.” By Matthew Salesses

My Dad Taught Me to Love Me


My Dad doesn’t shy away from the parts of me that aren’t bright and fluffy. He respects me for who I am even if he doesn’t always agree with me. He wants to get to know all of me.

Six Feet From the Sun: Climbing Houses with My Father

This could be my dad's hand.

Ryan Rickrode reflects on roofing, writing, and wanting to be like his father.

Harold Ramis, RIP


The world is a little less funny now.

When the Sun Shines on My Necklace


Erin Kelly, a writer with cerebral palsy, reflects on the impressions her grandparents left in her heart.

The Powers That Beast: What is the Adoptee Voice Worth?

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“Adoptee voices must be included in conversations about adoption. Adoptee voices must be valued.” By Matthew Salesses

The Question Is…. Do You Want Some Free Writing Tips?


If so, you’re probably going to be disappointed, because most of these are just terrible jokes that you aren’t going to find very helpful.

The Articulate Man: Why We Don’t Call Each Other “It”

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Tweet   Kip Robisch, on what to do about those pesky gendered pronouns and other steps towards being more articulate. —- One of the things I like about The Good Men Project is that it transcends the old gentleman’s handbooks—you know, those crimson leather, gold leaf pocket editions that a guy might get for a […]

The Question Is…. What Pieces of Writing Will Be With You Forever?

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Have you ever read something and had it hit you so hard that it never left your brain? I’m not talking about something that you made a deliberate effort to memorize, but a sentence or paragraph that was so utterly perfect you instantly absorbed it into your psyche?