By The Good Men Project Editors
We have a total of 8 publications on Medium.
From The Good Men Project:
Hello Love (Relationships) — Love changes us. Love makes us human.
Change Becomes You (Advice) — Life advice that will (actually) improve your life.
Equality Includes You (Social Justice) — Speaking up for humanity through intersectional social justice. Open to all.
A Parent is Born (Parenting) — Because the moment a child is born, a parent is born too.
Greener Together (Environmentalism) — Because the earth needs us. Pronto.
From Agents of Change:
Shelter Me (Wellness) — A refuge for…
By Rick Riddle
I grew up in a traditional family. My dad went to work every day. My mother worked too, but she was a school teacher. This meant she was home earlier in the afternoon, fixed dinner, did the dishes, and saw to it that we had our baths and a bedtime story. My father read the newspaper or watched TV in the evenings. On weekends, my mother cleaned the house, while dad did the yardwork or changed the oil in their cars. Each had their roles to play. …
When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school
It’s a wonder I can think at all
And though my lack of education hasn’t hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall.
Paul Simon laments in his song “Kodachrome” about the neutralizing, the meaningless, the virtual whitewashing of educational value to the least common denominator in his schooling, about how “everything looks worse in black and white.”
Metaphorically, most schools teach only in black and white, whereas most students want what Paul Simon wanted to be given with “those nice…
When your band is starting out you take all the gigs you can get. So, when we were asked to play a show in a girl’s bedroom we didn’t hesitate. The bedroom was on Avondale or Belmont or one of those streets by Cobbs Hill in Rochester, New York and was an old three-story attic that ran the length of the home with wooden beams stretching along leading to windows overlooking the neighborhood.
It was winter, maybe February, and the snow created crunchy footsteps through the front yard, our gear clanging up three flights of stairs…
No shit, I’ve been reading your columns on and off for about ten years now. I’ll admit that I often sneer at some of the advice because it seems so far-fetched or inapplicable to myself. But I think maybe it’s time that I actually see if you had any thoughts about my situation.
I’m 34 years old. I have had one girlfriend in my entire life. We dated for 18 months ten years ago, and broke up. I was an insecure wreck of a person, and I am fairly sure my own insecurity and insistence…
At 5 AM in the morning
It’s 5:00 AM, and I receive a text message that begins with, “It’s your boy.” Immediately, I think Eric Thomas, quickly followed by the question — why is he sending me a text message and at this hour of the day? The “It’s your boy” opener and closer are synonymous with Eric Thomas & Associates, LLC, which delivers blunt, clear, and inspirational personal development education.
Within the text message was a link to an inspirational one-minute audio clip by Eric Thomas, because I provided my phone number and email on…
Let’s open the can of dirty worms and not waste any time getting to the crux of the title. The question that is running your life is ruining your life. What is in it for me???
NOTHING. THERE ISN’T ANYTHING IN IT FOR YOU.
So why does the title pose the question as a solution tool for a higher quality of life?
The truth bomb is about to hit right now. Get ready for it…
Most people cloak the question in the back of the mind, heart, and actions. It takes courage to illustrate the question and…
‘Matthew, you’ve changed…’
Yes, that’s right, I’ve changed. A lot. Depression and divorce will do that to a man, you see.
Well, I say that, but that’s not necessarily true is it? Sometimes life has to keep throwing the same old shit at us, time and time, and time again until we finally get the point: maybe I’ve got something to do with this. Maybe it’s not so much that things have to change, but that I have to change. …
September is here.
Every year, when the calendar changes, they arrive: the #NeverForget-ers.
Millions of Americans will post their flowery tributes and loudly broadcast their patriotism and tweet out their #NeverForget hashtags regarding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on this nation.
It will be yet another occasion to flex their “Don’t Tread on Me” nationalism and generate self-congratulatory flag-waving fervor in the face of a foreign assault on American soil. Their patriotism will be predictably stratospheric and reliably unavoidable.
Yet, these twenty-year mourners are the same people who still refuse to acknowledge the violent attack on…
Relative sea level is the elevation of water compared to a datum (established baseline). Historically the datum would be local, a function of the natural tide range at any given location. Averaged over a long period of time — at the bare minimum, one lunar cycle of new moon to new moon, but ideally more than the 19-year metonic cycle, after which the moon’s phases repeat on the same days of the year (important because the earth’s orbit around the sun is elliptical, and therefore the sun’s gravitational effect on tides is not uniform throughout the year).