Good Men Project

Elephant on a Hot Tin Roof

By April 3, 2012 42 comments Permalink

Andrew Cotto notes the similarities between Tennessee William’s play and his view of the Republican Party.   Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a legendary play about a wealthy Southern family in the 1950s crumbling under the weight of its fractured legacy and tragic truths. A dramatic and moving narrative, Tennessee Williams’ play has much…

A “Good” Presidential Candidate Is Hard to Find

By February 26, 2012 166 comments Permalink

Andrew Cotto looks for the good in these men of Politics and God.   I’m not a religious person (on paper). My parents, both Italian-Americans and both burdened by the religious dogma of their upbringings, decided not raise their children in the Catholic Church. Unlike many of my friends growing up outside New York City…

The Conversation: Let’s Talk About Race, Again

By February 19, 2012 66 comments Permalink

Andrew Cotto and Damon Young continue their wide-ranging discussion about race, America, and the NBA.   When we left off, Andrew Cotto and Damon Young were exchanging ideas about the role race plays in the perception of the NBA. As a thread to the next conversation, this closing question was posed from Andrew to Damon……

A Valentine for Karen

By February 14, 2012 55 comments Permalink

Andrew Cotto remembers the wife of an old friend.   Instead of delving into the details of a wet and uneventful February, I’m going to share a story from the past and a story from our Italian year that took place in June. The relevance to February will be clear by the end. I had…

The Fairness Gap

By February 10, 2012 66 comments Permalink

Just as capitalism is part of our democracy, Andrew Cotto writes, so is fairness.   I heard it on the news while I was getting ready for work. Mitt Romney had just released his taxes from 2010. The numbers were being parsed from a myriad of angles. Whatever. I was busy (and late), and not…