Thunder-ous Real Hugs

Kobe Bryant Shannon Brown

My shouts of glee must have woken Lilly, because she raised her head and looked at me quizzically. “What are you so excited about?” she asked, “I thought you were rooting for the Heat.” Lillie is our dog, but she sometimes communicates with me telepathically. And she also has a pretty good understanding of basketball—-for a Labrador.

“I’m not shouting about the game. I’m tickled that they’re showing all the players hugging. Look-—players and coaches from both ~read more~

manly to live longer?


Men die five years earlier than women, on average. This is partially biological, and mostly cultural: men die sooner because they have “poorer health care behaviors and lower use of health care,” according to author Bridget Murray-Law, quoted in Tom Matlack’s article. Matlack writes, “the way to extend male life isn’t to feminize us but build upon traditionally male attributes that turn out to promote healthier choices.” Matlack quotes Murray-Law’s article: “Men high in traits that ~read more~

Men Are Alright (sermon; 110306)


The Men Are Alright

Service celebrated at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, Ohio; on 06 March 2011

We gather here this morning to create meaning together. Among us are straight men who enjoy sports, and straight men who hate sports. There are gay men who love sports and there are gay men who consider sports a waste of time. In Unitarian Universalist congregations, across the country this morning, there are some women and some men ~read more~

new “men’s magazines”

Relationship advice in a men’s magazine? While old-school magazines like Playboy and Esquire celebrate sex *without* relationships, and encourage high-end “manly” products like cigars, whisky and $3000 shoes, newer websites are catering to the concerns of men in the 21st century.

The Good Men Project recently wrote “Many men are in crisis. Most guys I talk to quietly acknowledge that they’re struggling to ‘do it all.’ Sound familiar? That’s what women have faced all along: how to ~read more~

so may we categorize: