A Down Economy’s Silver Lining for Men

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I was a nervous kid. Once, I got so freaked out by the prospect of a speaking part in my first-grade school play that my folks thought I had come down with appendicitis. But there were two times in particular that I remember descending into unmitigated panic. Both involved discussions with my dad about my [Read More...]

Bromosapien: Evolution of the Postmodern Male (Part 2)

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This is kind of a three-part blog post series.  I wrote about part of the discussion I was a part of at Wild Goose Festival on Masculinity and male identity two days ago, and yesterday, I shared the first half of the story I told during that workshop. Below is the second and last part of [Read More...]

Bromosapien: Evolution of the Postmodern Male (part 1)

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Yesterday I wrote about part of the discussion that took place around our Wild Goose Festival panel on masculinity and male identity. A few folks asked about the story I told during the panel, so I thought I’d share it here. It’s a bit long, so I’ll offer it in two parts, with part two [Read More...]

White Man: “We Built This Country.” Really?

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The Wild Goose Festival was awesome as expected this weekend in Corvalis, Oregon. About a thousand folks gathered for the first-ever west coast version of the event started in North Carolina. There were artists, theologians, pastors, hippies, activists, poets and any number of other curious observers, navigating the landscape to better understand where this movement [Read More...]

A Hundred Hidden Kisses (Day Five)

Zoe found a couple of eggs in the henhouse after we left. She seems to be adjusting to our absence just fine so far.

We headed west toward Las Vegas this morning; chasing daylight toward the coast, leaving the kids in the care of grandma and grandpa. I’ll give you one guess to figure out which one of us had a harder time leaving. Personally, I know they’re safe at the farm, and they’ll have a lot more fun [Read More...]

Same Old Sh*t (part 2 of 2)

I posted part one yesterday of “Same Old Shit,” excerpted from my upcoming memoir, PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date. Following is part two of this chapter, but in case you haven’t checked out the first half yet, read this first. “I have to wash my hands,” said Mattias. “They’re sticky [Read More...]


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