Category Archives: men’s issues

Lighten up or toxic masculinity?

I saw this on Facebook this morning and my first reaction was a chuckle which was followed quickly by “wait a goddamn minute.” I get that graphics like these are meant to be funny, and a part of me does … Continue reading

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Lessons in love and loneliness

My wife’s new book, Love Lessons, is out today. It doesn’t really matter that this is her 14th novel (counting the ones she has cowritten with Marie Sexton) – it’s always a bit of a thrill when something I know … Continue reading

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Authenticity and Eurodance

Authenticity is kind of a big deal with me, both when it comes to me being who I am authentically and others being authentically themselves.  We’ve only got one life to live, and to spend it being something you’re not … Continue reading

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The last day of my thirties

FULL DISCLOSURE: I would never have thought to do this had Darren Hayes not done it first. The day before his 40th birthday, he wrote a letter to his 15 year-old self. I thought about doing the same, but honestly, … Continue reading

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Two sides of the very same coin

As someone who struggles with wanting to be authentically known for who I am while simultaneously holding all my cards close to my vest and not letting anyone else see them so that I can be completely safe, this blog … Continue reading

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Not enough hugs in the world

I read today that Darren Hayes was at Somerset House in London at 3PM this afternoon.  A week ago, he had said that he would appear in a public place in London at a designated time and hug anyone that … Continue reading

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Trailer wreck

I went to see Contagion tonight at the dollar theater with my friend Matt – someone with whom I see a lot of cheap movies.  Tonight’s movie was so cheap that I paid literally with the change from my pocket.  … Continue reading

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