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Vehicular mans-laughter

Story one: We’ve been thinking of buying a pickup. We’re always moving kids back and forth, we’re considering getting kayaks, and, besides, doesn’t everyone secretly want a pickup? So I’ve been looking online, and by “online” I mean “lazily browsing … Continue reading

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A strong case against muscles

If you were to do an image search for “the ideal man,” and you didn’t mind having that in your browser history, you would come upon image after image of jacked-up masculine figures of steel, sculpted and gleaming, tightly packed … Continue reading

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That ’70s Room

Sometimes I have a hard time getting going. No, not that. Please: this is a family blog. I mean writing. Sometimes getting down to the writing is so difficult that I run out of things to do to avoid writing. … Continue reading

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13 questions from men about 50-You-Know-What

For many men, Valentine’s Day can be a bit of a tightrope, and this year it threatens to be even more so because of, well, tight ropes. This weekend will see the premiere of that movie about that book that’s … Continue reading

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We three kings go shopping

The problem with stereotypes is that sometimes they’re true. Men and shopping is a good example. When I go shopping, I cease to see individual items. Instead, everything blurs into a wall of stuff, the white noise of consumerism. And … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Beardy

I’ve been suffering facial trauma all week, ever since I shaved off my beard. I walk by a mirror and instead of my usual “Hey there, handsome” it’s “Aggh! Who are you?” And then I remember it’s me, only smoother. … Continue reading

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Ectomorph Beach

I would like to apologize to the people of Maine. I would also like to apologize to the large segment of the Quebec population gathered in Maine during our recent visit. I mean, significantly large segment. Truly surprisingly large. Like, … Continue reading

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