Author: GregoryTapler

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The Zen of Cutting Grass

The Zen of Cutting Grass The air is cooler today A sign of the change in seasons and life Pace by pace I push Drawing the lines in the grass and in my train...

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Why I Men’s Group

When I first began teaching my son to ride a bike I anticipated a few cuts and bruises – I mean it’s inevitable. We joked how falling down was all part of the process...

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My Black History

Note to the reader: To tell my story in the way I want it heard, this piece contains explicit accounts of physical abuse. I wasn’t born hating black men; it wasn’t something I learned...

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Two minutes

My son is a chief negotiator – at 5. If he doesn’t get what he wants, he has a fascinating ability to ask 150 questions for detailed account of your reasoning in order for...

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Don’t quit

My son is at an age where he likes to (and actually can) play organized sports. We decided to move him towards basketball for a number of reasons and he seems to be enjoying...

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Lavender and bubbles

Reading the title of this post you may be thinking ‘This must be a post about relaxing and kicking back’….um, no. Quite the contrary. It’s been a few months now and my son continues...

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In their eyes

I’ll preface this post by stating the obvious – I’m not a woman. I know nothing of being a woman. I don’t know about the struggles, the challenges, the obstacles – I am simply...