The Insult of “Boys Will Be Boys”

As a man, the discussion of the highly sensitive topic of the handling of allegations of rape and sexual assault of women can be difficult and dangerous. On one side, there are those who side immediately with the accuser of the assault, attacking those who may wish to wait and see what a thorough investigation …

My Great Shutdown

I stood outside of the courtroom after the hearing was over, shaken and upset. Not ten minutes before, the mediator we sat before recommended the ending of our marriage, bringing a legal end to a relationship first started February of 2007. My mother and my best friend had come to the hearing, offering their emotional …

The Failed Northern Strategy

NEW YORK--Imagine, if you will, being painted with a broad brush; marginalized, ridiculed and made fun of for years for being a bunch of backwards-thinking, gun-fellating, Bible-thumping trailer trash, who hate all minorities and religions other than those "Judeo-Christian" values they hold so dear, by granola-crunching, kombucha-drinking hypocrites, with our "safe spaces", "trigger warnings", and …