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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed Of Your Taste In TV Shows

Despite what my taste in TV shows might make you believe, I am not some funky hybrid between a pre-teen boy with a strong taste for "That's What She Said" jokes and a boy-crazy teenage girl who doodles "Mrs. Insert Name Here" in her hot pink notebooks. Show More Summary

10 Things I Thought Moms Were Exaggerating About Until I Became One

I also became convinced that so many of them were trumping up how difficult certain parts of parenthood were and thought that they either sucked at being a mom or were lying to torture me in my innocence. Boy, did I get mine when I discovered that nearly everything they told me was true and possibly, in some instances, downplayed. Show More Summary

Raising Compassionate Boys: Dis-RESPECT

A 7 year old teaches Kozo Hattori that real compassion starts with a mirror.   My wife and I were yelling at each other while my sons were eating dinner. 7 year old Jett interrupted, “This is yucky. I don’t like curry. I want something else.” “That’s what’s for dinner. Eat it or go to […] The post Raising Compassionate Boys: Dis-RESPECT appeared first on The Good Men Project.

When a Hometown Boy Became a Hero

I finally have a few minutes to myself; the kids have been fed and are playing in the backyard with their friends enjoying the final days of summer. I think to myself that I’ll catch my breath, enjoy a quiet house while it lasts, check my email, maybe see who else has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge on Facebook. Show More Summary

Inside Silicon Valley's Boys Club

A few years ago, if you had asked me about Silicon Valley's gender imbalance, I would have wondered what planet you were from. I believed it was a perfect meritocracy that was open and diverse. My research had documented that the majority...Show More Summary

On Yer Bike, Boris! As an Uxbridge Boy I Have to Say... We Don't Want You

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has just 'revealed' that he is to run for my home seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip. In January I predicted that Uxbridge and Hillingdon institution Sir John Randall MP would be standing down. In July he finally announced it, and from then on the whole Boris thing was a bit of a safe bet. Show More Summary

? Listen: each code - UPC / EAN

So, apparently each code is in fact LAMPGOD, which, after relistening to UPC / EAN with that knowledge in my noggin’, makes all the fucking sense in the world, ‘cause “PALM LYCIUM” sounded a little too damn familiar. Old boy’s rotted...Show More Summary

What Happens When A Boy Loses His Father

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It’s like reading a book with a few pages that have been ripped out from the middle; I can continue reading, but there will always be parts in the later chapters that will leave me scratching my head, trying to guess what I missed in the pages I couldn’t find.

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Back in June, I released my annual reader survey – with a twist. To elicit more responses, I offered a free round-trip economy ticket. Boy, did I underestimate the number of people who would respond as a result! I figured that sinceShow More Summary

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon hits Wii U in Japan real soon

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan next week and one can only hope that the rest of the world will get it not long after. Playing Game Boy Advance games on Wii U has become one of my favorite...Show More Summary

Dater X: Let’s Get It On

I know, I know, you’ve all been waiting with bated breath to find out if Scar Twin and I got it on. And BOY, DID WE. You see, after I quite cathartically wrote to you all about my dilemma last week, it became evident to me that the real reason I wasn’t having sex wasn’t [...]

Live Free

Scripture tells us that the weeping may last the night but joy comes in the morning. I sure hope so, because my heart is broken. Michael Brown is one of too many men and boys of color targeted and dehumanized by a system that operates...Show More Summary

Live Free

Scripture tells us that the weeping may last the night but joy comes in the morning. I sure hope so, because my heart is broken. Michael Brown is one of too many men and boys of color targeted and dehumanized by a system that operates...Show More Summary

Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

Unschooling: The Case for Setting Your Kids Into the Wild | Nature | OutsideOnline.com “At ages that would likely see them in seventh and fourth grades, I generously estimate that my boys spend no more than two hours per month sitting and studying the subjects, such as science and math, that are universal to mainstream […]

Why I Fled St. Louis

Why I fled St. Louis at 18 years old and fear for my boys that I left behind: For the past week, I have not been able to get much sleep since learning of the murder of Michael Brown in broad daylight in the suburbs of St. Louis. Clearly the murder of this unarmed Black boy hit too close to home. Show More Summary

Consider the messages that tattoos are sending

Ink is everywhere these days, and I don’t mean on newspapers or in magazines. Tattoos are far more pervasive than I can ever recall in my fifty years. There was a time, when I was young, that boys were awestruck by the old Navy veterans, whose arms bore anchors, and the Marines with Semper Fi […]

4 Ways to Save For Your Kids’ College Education (including what I chose)

One day all my 3 boys are probably going to be attending college. You know what that means: $Cha-Ching. My wife and I already decided that we don’t plan to pay 100% of their tuition, but we will try to help them out so as long as they are working towards getting a degree. Knowing […]

Bock: The Last Resort

Family legend has it that my uncle Johnny got his job on the Philadelphia police department by fighting for it. It was the heart of the Depression and a city politico brought the local Irish boys to his office and told them he had two jobs he could hand out.One job was on the Fire Department. Show More Summary

The Paralysis of Analysis: On Overthinking

A friend told me the other day to stop overthinking. “Bah ha ha ha!” That’s like telling the pope not to get on his knees, my daughter to stop craving sweets, or a teenage boy not to think about sex. I’ve always wanted to be one of those people who didn’t need a second longer […]

Not Ready for Prime Time

Can we film the operation Is the head dead yet You know the boys in the newsroom Got a running bet --Dirty Laundry, Don Henley So, why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that? --Barbara Bush _____________________ PerShow More Summary

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