I’m working on an essay about employment culture — stagnant wages and the futility of pursuing increasingly elusive material security. What are your experiences? How do you feel about traditional models of employment? Dead-end road or still a good way to get ahead?
I am very pleased to announce that The Good Men Project have published one of my essays, ‘Telling It How It Is: How (kitsch-free) literature has helped me be a better dad’. You can read it here. It’s an essay about how reading Paul Mitchell’s novel-in-stories, We. Are. Family, helped me to understand the culture that informed my dad’s way of being – and how to avoid the foibles of his parenting style.
I published once about my relationship with Dad on GMP before: ‘An Open Letter to my Dad the Bandit’, which you can read here.
The Good Men Project have a great brief, ‘the conversation no one else is having’ about what it means to be a good man in the 21st century, which I love to support.
Feel free to comment, there or here.