The first time I asked a girl out on a date I was 19 years old. I was incompetent, unprepared, and extremely sweaty.
My whole life I have been trying not to cry. It’s getting harder to do and I’m slowly coming to terms with that.
In order to make our men more complete we must broaden what we teach them.
For many years they were my guide, and then suddenly, they were irrelevant.
If I ever write a memoir the introduction will go something like this…
What we don’t teach our children is shaping our society in ways we didn’t anticipate.
I never thought I would be the homemaker in my relationship. I certainly never thought it would turn me into a grump.
I miss the way we once used words.
Our language has become infected with a four-word sentence that has fundamentally changed the way we respond to questions.
A sense of belonging is critical to one’s emotional development. So what should we as men belong to?
We don’t give enough hugs.
Specific memories of my own prejudice in childhood have shaped how I view the world as an adult.
At a certain age, the physical intimacy between boys changes significantly. And that changes impacts how those boys act as men.
A chance encounter at an Austrian train station changed how I move through the world.
For decades now, we have been telling men the secret of perfect abs. But the real secret is something a bit more depressing.
How a small surprise 20 years ago became a most treasured memory.