Because monsters can't be allowed to speak on our behalf. This week we see people at the highest levels of government preaching that boy's will be boys. They aren't discussing scrapes, bruises or busted windows. They are talking about sexual assault. It doesn't matter if you believe Dr. Ford It doesn't matter if you think … Continue reading Why We Must Speak
You know you should switch your phone off and just chill out for a day. Maybe go for a hike, get a workout in. It always sounds nice. You never do it.
Passion is supposed to always be fiery. Right? It's always raging and burning and evidently flailing wildly about. That's great. Not a damn thing wrong with that. It just seems like such a narrow view. Perhaps I'm just rebelling and my insecurity is on display, but I've been told I lack passion before. Several times … Continue reading What Does Your Passion Look Like?
It IS responsible for a great many other awful things, but when a young, angry, white kid gets a gun and decides to end lives, it’s not due to age old standards of masculinity. Mass shootings have arisen in recent decades not as the death knell of old paradigms of manhood but as a … Continue reading Toxic Masculinity isn’t Responsible for Mass Shootings.
My wife says that I am a good dad. My boy is not yet three, but he always greets me with a smile. My own parents tell me how proud they are of my parenting. Still I doubt every day. I change diapers. I make meals. I play and read and sing silly songs. I've … Continue reading Missing Moments in Front of Me