Special Fathers Day Issue of Good Men Project Magazine Coming June 16

If you haven’t seen the Good Men Project Magazine yet, you’ll want to check it out this Wednesday, June 16, for their Fathers Day edition. I like what I’ve seen so far, and I’m looking forward to reading the latest.

Fathers Day features will include:

  • Mike Mooney tells the unforgettable story of a father who spent 26 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit, and the son who was only 1 when his father was sent away. Now exonerated and free, father and son are learning it’s not always easy picking up where you left off.
  • In an excerpt from his critically acclaimed new book, Are We Winning? Fathers, Sons, and the Great Game in the New Century, Will Leitch drinks with (and occasionally learns from) his dad.
  • How would you describe your father in two words? Good Men Project founder Tom Matlack asks famous men—from athletes to writers—to do just that. In addition, he writes about young men growing up without fathers.
  • What does a dad look like? We highlight photographs of 100 fathers—one per year from the last century.
  • Being a great dad isn’t always easy. In an excerpt from his new book, The Modern Dad’s Dilemma, John Badalament teaches dads how to see—and be seen—by their kids.
  • Kase Johnstun always admired his grandfather’s longterm sobriety. Then, on a family fishing trip, grandpa fell off the wagon. And he stayed there until he died. “Losing Grandpa” is Johnstun’s powerful story about his grandfather’s decision to drink himself to death.
  • Book reviewer Andrew Ladd reviews biographies of famous figures who are often referred to as “The Father of [x]” (Edison/invention, Darwin/evolutionary theory, Marx/communism, FDR/New Deal) to see what they were like as actual fathers.

The Good Men Project Magazine is a cross-platform, multi-media destination featuring compelling writing about parenting, sex, relationships, identity, ethics, humor, and health. The publication’s contributors include top-tier journalists commissioned to provide feature content as well as volunteer writers and bloggers.

Derek Markham

Things I dig include: simple living, natural fatherhood, attachment parenting, natural building, unassisted childbirth (homebirth), bicycles, permaculture, organic and biodynamic gardening, vegan peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, bouldering, and the blues. Find me elsewhere at @NaturalPapa, @DerekMarkham, Google+, or RebelMouse.

2 thoughts on “Special Fathers Day Issue of Good Men Project Magazine Coming June 16

  • Great news. Thanks for alerting me to this site. I just checked it out and looks like I had to bookmark it. Lots of good reading to be done there. Do you contribute writing for that mag? Seems I keep finding my way back to this blog. Good stuff.

    Eric Walker

    p.s. If I’m not mistaken, you’re pimping Thesis. I like the mods you’ve made. You do it yourself?

    • Derek Markham

      Eric –

      No, I don’t contribute to it, though have been tempted to submit there. It’s a very cool venture.

      Yep, this is Thesis, and I’ve done all the customizing of it – love the theme. It’s been a while since I made any changes to the design here, but I’ve got some ideas to implement when I’ve got some more time. Thanks for reading!


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