On the Supreme Court & Roe v. Wade

On the Supreme Court & Roe v. Wade

The question over a woman’s right to choose has, for decades, been used by an over-represented faction in this country to manipulate and divide us in order to retain power. They’ve used it to convince us to elect reprehensible human beings to positions of power over...
The Passing of Robert Bly

The Passing of Robert Bly

In 2006, I attended a men’s conference, representing a small facility for recovering men I helped create. At the time, the place was still relatively new. We had a booth, and I spent nearly the entire time manning it to promote our little program. Meanwhile, Robert...
17 Records – This Year (So Far)

17 Records – This Year (So Far)

These are the records I’ve picked up since the beginning of the year, or just before. Some I already owned on CD. But, I’m always looking to find my favorites on vinyl. What I didn’t pre-order, I found at Rust & Wax, In West Palm Beach, Florida....
XOXO: My Favorite Record from 2020

XOXO: My Favorite Record from 2020

Twitter disgusts me. I try to stay away from it. But, I do have a profile for the podcast, where I promote the episodes and, occassionally, call out a particular U.S. Senator on his thinly-veiled feigned sincerity. But, I also use it to keep up with guests of the...
The Career Path of the Authentic Self

The Career Path of the Authentic Self

As an young adult, I abandoned my authentic self and the life I really wanted. In terms of vocation, rather than pursuing something that excited me, I opted for what others described as a more practical path. Imagine having the aptitude to write professionally. You...
On Having a Dad

On Having a Dad

When you have a dad who didn’t have a dad, in some ways, you don’t have a dad.   Those words came to me one morning. I printed them prominently, in all capital letters, on the first page of a blank journal I was using at the time, to collect my thoughts, about...
Masculinity is Not the Problem

Masculinity is Not the Problem

Originally published on January 28, 2019 — As a man, as the father of a boy beginning the transition into manhood, and as someone who works with many troubled young men, I felt encouraged to learn the powers that be at Gillette saw fit to publicly evaluate their...