Two-fer Tuesday: T-Shirt Design Contest and Good Men Launches

I hope you’re all recovered from the three day Memorial Day weekend! Sometimes it takes me a couple of days to get back in the groove after some time off – I’m not sure why that is, but it may have something to do with identifying more with my work than focusing on the non-work parts of myself. Taking a few days off helps me remember why I’m working, and then when it’s time to get back to it, I feel a bit strange about it. Does that happen to you?

Anyway, for this week’s Two-fer Tuesday picks, I’ve got a Father’s Day T-Shirt design contest you might want to enter, and the launch of the Good Men Magazine:

From Fibers: Celebrating Fatherhood: Father’s Day T-Shirt Design Challenge

“Unseat the “#1 Dad” t-shirt as the reigning champ of Father’s Day T-Shirts. Design & create a new champion that celebrates dads and fatherhood. Anything goes! All are welcome to participate! No design skills necessary. Contest begins May 26th and ends June 9th. Vote for your favorite design or submit your own Father’s Day design for a chance to win an iPad and over $150 prizes! Proceeds of winning designs benefit National Fatherhood Initiative.”

From the Good Men Project:

“No it’s not Men’s Health or Men’s Journal, Maxim or Esquire, Vanity Fair or even GQ. Think O for guys with New Yorker writing all built around the fundamental question: “What does it mean to be a good man?”

The idea that men don’t read and should be treated like Neanderthals has, thankfully, come to a screeching halt. Guys–white, black, rich, poor, straight, gay, famous, and everyman–are searching for something more. We all want to be good fathers, sons, husbands, and workers. But from recession to war to the demand of being an involved parent and mate all have us confused about what “good” even means anymore. And as guys we don’t need yet another magazine with no content to explore the central issue of our lives. We need to put meat on the bone, get honest, and read and talk about what really matters most. That discussion has finally arrived.”

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.

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