A Few Good Men, Crying

me — photo by me.

I recently attended an online men’s retreat. It was a chance for me to learn from a well-respected teacher in our organization about what it means to be a man and about ways to use that understanding to become a better human.

We call these retreats “workshops,” probably because the leader asks us to do a lot of work. Our work is to participate in classes and then take turns listening to each other in pairs or in small…



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Andrew Gaertner

To live in a world of peace and justice we must imagine it first. For this, we need artists and writers. I write to reach for the edges of what is possible.