THE TRIBE BLOG

Silence Is Not Golden

 I am a white straight male. I can wear a hoodie when I walk down the street. I feel safe because I live in an upper-middle class neighborhood.  I don’t get judged because of my skin color.  I don’t have to give any of my three daughters “the talk”, that so many men...

Silence Is Not Golden

 I am a white straight male. I can wear a hoodie when I walk down the street. I feel safe because I live in an upper-middle class neighborhood.  I don’t get judged because of my skin color.  I don’t have to give any of my three daughters “the talk”, that so many men...

What Is Wrong And Right With This Video

I posted a 53 second video yesterday morning on my facebook page. It is of a little boy (maybe 3 years old) stroking, protecting, and caressing his newborn brother. That’s it. Big deal, right? Well the video has been viewed over 68 million times. Why? Because it’s sweet and endearing. It’s also safe. It’s okay for this boy to be sweet and loving toward…

Cubs- All The Way?

Let’s get one thing straight- I am a White Sox fan. But on the eve this Wildcard playoff game between the Cubs and the Pirates, I am 100% rooting for the North-siders. I have never subscribed to the idea that in order to be a true fan of one, you must hate the other.

Am I a Bad Dad? Am I a Bad Husband?

I have been in an on-line debate with a few close friends of mine regarding whether or not men have the nurturing gene the way women do.  I argue that I while I have the ability to do everything (less child birth and nursing) that my wife can do regarding the...

11 Mistakes Your Marriage Needs You to Stop Making

I’m 11 years into my marriage and I don’t pretend to be an expert. However, I know my foundation is solid and will endure the test of time. Mostly because when I screw up, I do my best to learn and grow. Marriage is not easy. I want mine to be one for the ages, and...