Insight For The Modern Man

Hold Me Up Dad So I Can See

Hold Me Up Dad So I Can See

James Anthony Ellis Legacy Editor On this fateful Saturday, I would never have guessed what one little adventure and one simple act of kindness could mean to me. It would be one of the first times the entire family could get away from the house together. Usually, my...
I Finally Understood that my Father was Just a Man

I Finally Understood that my Father was Just a Man

Ben Estes MDI President, Legacy Contributor My father. My dad, born in 1920, used to say he didn’t really know how to be a father.  He was an only child and his parents divorced early. Until the age of eight, he bounced back and forth between mom and dad whenever...
The Story of Ed and His Sacred Butcher Knives

The Story of Ed and His Sacred Butcher Knives

Steve Ray Guest Contributor (As Told to the Editor) This is all about fathering, big time fathering. I found out you don’t have to have a father in order to be fathered, or to learn what you must in order to become a better person. You see, I was a boy who not...
The Legacy I Was Given; The Legacy I Want To Leave

The Legacy I Was Given; The Legacy I Want To Leave

Stan Snow MDI Contributor What legacy means to me – the legacy I was left and … the legacy I want to leave, My dad left me a legacy of hard work, military service, 50 years of marriage, speaking your mind and caring not a wit what another’s opinion of you...
A Story of Two Fathers

A Story of Two Fathers

Fred Tomasello Jr. Guest Contributor This story is about two dads.  One is Billy Joe McCarty. From November 1967 to February 1968, we served together in a Marine Infantry Platoon during the Vietnam war. Billy was my radio man. We humped the fields together during...