Author of "This Is Rage" and "Endless Encores"

Posts made in June, 2016

Let’s Ask Dad

By on Jun 16, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

This year at The Good Men Project, we have committed to a number of strategic initiatives developed to better engage our community. Original video programming where our distinct voice can be well-expressed continues to be a key focus for our creative team. Our latest shoot which I helped produce got me thinking there’s a reason some things change while others stay the same. Our increased use of video may be new, but at its heart, it’s just another tool for telling the stories we so love to share. Many of those stories this month are about dads, not surprisingly with Father’s Day on the horizon. We interviewed seven dads across a spectrum of different backgrounds. They were different ages, their children were different ages, some had one child, some had several. They came from different backgrounds, different income levels, different commitments to faith, and different hopes for the future. What they had in common was profound love for their children, deep reflection on the impact of their own fathers on their lives, humble concern about wanting to make consistently good choices for their children, and hope that their children would grow up resilient and caring in a world with unnerving obstacles at every stage of life. As I sat in the studio and got to know each of these fine men through their detailed answers to our deceptively simple questions, I was struck by the commonality in their integrity, candor, introspection, and keen insights into the forever moments of parenting. Any single moment of a child’s development might or might not become a memory, but the memories each of these individuals recalled with resonance were as different as they were as human beings. One father struggled to explain where a very young child’s grandparents “went” when their lives had come to an end. Another father lamented how the sad sarcasm his child learned to express was a direct result of the same sarcasm he wished he never expressed to that child in moments of exhaustion. Yet another wished that he could provide more material comforts to his children, yet hoped his child understood how hard he worked for what they did have. There were so many emotions expressed in such a short time during...

Read More

Harnessing The Bern!

By on Jun 8, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Dear Bernie, You did a great job. You galvanized a young generation of voters. You helped change the dialogue to one of fairness. You helped us to Think Different. Now it’s time to be a mensch. What’s at stake is everything. We all have to row together in the same canoe. I’m With Her are winning words. Please be a mensch. Love, Those who need you. Author’s Postscript: If we step out of campaign mode, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton really aren’t that far apart on the key issues that change our lives. They both share a core set of humanistic values and so do their constituents. Bringing us together will accomplish way more of the Progressive Agenda than an artificial wall. We can continue to build upon the legacy of President Obama if we unite. Our commonality is way beyond our differences. Bernie is going to join the Clinton campaign, I’m certain of that – the question is when and how ardently. None of his critical concerns will be ignored if he takes his seat at the table. He has earned that seat. It’s a good seat. He has to RSVP sooner rather than later because every minute counts now. He has to make that choice. I have faith he will do the right thing. Then Bernie can still be Bernie. It begins. Onto November. Filed under: Government, History, Leadership, Politics Tagged: be a mensch, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, human values, Progressive Agenda, Think Different Source: Corporate...

Read More