The STANDcast is for men who give a damn about being better men, and features unscripted discussions & reflections on manhood, masculinity, fatherhood, marriage, and much more. In episode 13 of the STANDcast Dwayne Hayes, editor in chief of STAND magazine, is joined by Mitch Nobis and Jeff … [Read more...] about The STANDcast 13 — Talking About Men and the D-Word
A River Runs Through It, the 1992 film directed by Robert Redford, is based on the semi-autobiographical novella by Norman Maclean. This beautiful and haunting coming-of-age story about two brothers is set against the backdrop of early 20th-century Montana and the brothers’ love of fly fishing. The … [Read more...] about A Self-Portrait of Male Depression
Anyone who has even the slightest interest in popular culture is likely to be aware of the AMC Television program Mad Men that aired from 2007-2015. The main character of the Peabody, multiple award winning, critically acclaimed series was a conflicted, tormented, womanizing, chain smoking, … [Read more...] about Are You a Don Draper?
The path to a healthy lifestyle does not always form a straight line, but it’s a line nonetheless and completely up to us whether we choose to walk it or not. I wasn’t born into this belief. In fact, my path to discovering what constitutes a healthy lifestyle was anything but a straight … [Read more...] about Train for Life Instead of Six-Pack Abs
........ It’s time for a national movement against depictions endangering men and boys. ........ A 5-year-old sat in the back of the car, struggling to get his words out. “I can’t say it,” he told his dad. With gentle coaxing, he finally let it out -- through tears, slowly, and pausing after … [Read more...] about The Male Body Image Crisis
In one of my favorite photos of me as a toddler I’m sitting on a pony in some sort of cowboy get-up. I’m not holding a gun but it’s not difficult to imagine one there in the holster I’m wearing. It wouldn’t take long before much of my play involved guns and shooting. I had what seems to be a … [Read more...] about Men & Depression (and Why I’ll Never Own a Gun)