An Interview with Andrew Reiner

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Andrew Reiner has been interested in challenging the tropes of modern day hypermasculinity since his teenage years. After becoming a father, the research he had been doing for years felt even more urgently needed. That, matched with the reception he got from a piece he wrote for the New York Times about the necessity of men learning to become capable of showing …

Not Voted Off This Island

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A neighbor and I used to get together to drink wine and discuss philosophy. (Now and then, we talked about roofing companies and battery-powered lawnmowers, too.) Brad’s an economics professor who spends much of life in a world of numbers. He enjoyed our monthly conversations about big ideas, and I enjoyed the camaraderie. We spent a couple of years getting …

If only people would behave the way I want them to…

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I recently had a conversation with a member of our Executive Team at work regarding the transition of fully remote, work from home to working back in the office.  Of course, as things begin to open up here in Illinois and across the country and beyond, this topic and these conversations will steadily increase as will the associated complexities and challenges …

Brothers…Sisters

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For a little more than a year, I have gathered virtually with many of the men on this distribution list for meaningful connection. Some weeks, I connect with you multiple times: in big groups, small groups and one on one. I have grown through these interactions and consider many of you dear friends.  Over roughly this same year, almost every …

Brother.

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Brother is a song by LA indie rock band Lord Huron. It means a lot to me and if you know the song it might mean a lot to you as well. If this post is your first exposure to the song, read through the words a couple of times and maybe find the song on your favorite music platform …

Part III: Finding Love & Acceptance-Living with Bipolar Disorder

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I chose to share my story through this blog series for many reasons. Since 2017, nearly every person that’s come into my life on a meaningful level knows about my experiences with mental illness. Whether it’s a new coworker, someone I met on a dating app, a stranger I vibed with while waiting to see an artist at Lollapalooza, I’ve …

WHY?

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Thankfully, my thirst for and commitment to learning never ceases.  By now, I sometimes wish I were further along in my knowledge and understanding but I guess we all learn at a different pace and in our own way.  Take for instance the “learning” of potty training for my son (our second), but perhaps that has more to do with his parents than him and that there’s …

Finding Love & Acceptance: Living with Bipolar Disorder

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Hi, I’m Patrick.  I’m about to do what I feel that I do best. I’m going to tell the story of my life and experiences living with a mood disorder. It’s an abbreviated version of the rollercoaster ride of the last 5 years of my life living with depression, being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder I after spending a week in …

11 Mistakes

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I’m 19 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 for that to happen, …