DAILY PHOTO: Boys from the Cardinal Gibbons H.S. Class of 1986, Raleigh, North Carolina. I am absolutely in love with this car. It’s a red Buick Regency convertible with a white top. A rare sight even back in 1986. But I can see you Your brown skin shining in the sun You got your hair […]
Why Are Gen X Men Are Dying?
I never meant to cause you any sorrow I never meant to cause you any pain I only wanted to one time to see you laughing …in the purple rain –Prince, 1984 Why Are Gen X men dying at such an alarming rate? A new study reveals that white, middle-aged men who were between 45 […]
Josh’s Wall Asks: Do Fathers Turn Their Sons Into Bullies?
I love a good coming-of-age story and Cliff Alspaugh’s debut novella is just that, but with an added bonus. It explores father-son relationships and the making of men. We hear the heart-rending news reports all too frequently about the consequences of children and teens mercilessly taunting and in some cases, physically harming others as a […]
Dadolescence: Generation X Men in Midlife Crisis
There was a review in the Winnipeg Free Press by Ria Julien a few days ago on a new, comedic book about Generation X men in midlife crisis. The title is the ingenious Dadolescence. Here is an excerpt: “Each morning, after sending off his wife, Julie, and their 12-year-old son, Sean, Bill turns his attention […]
First Recession Novel is Rocket Man, 40-Something Dads in Hell
40-Something Dads Rocket Man by William Hazelgrove is a novel that captures a 40-something man in hell. The Catcher in the Rye for Generation X men, it nails the times in which we live with the precision of The Graduate. The protagonist, Dale, is plagued with subdivision life and high taxes. His father has come to live over his […]
My Uncles Can Beat Up Your Uncles
Editor’s Note: The following is a personal essay written by Mike Waltman, and originally posted on his Facebook page. When you read it, you will understand why it drew such a positive response. As someone who has survived the beasts of divorce and custody disputes, neither the fears nor the heroism expressed in this story […]
Generation X Men in Midlife Crisis and Generational Inadequacies
Generation X Men in Midlife Crisis Today, Jonathon Yip responds to A.O. Scott’s New York Times essay about Generation X men in midlife crisis. (I wrote about Scott’s essay last week.) Yip’s essay appears in the Harvard Political Review. Here is an excerpt: …But we are at war everywhere at all times. The frontline is in Iraq and Afghanistan, […]