There’s something mildly grotesque about watching army movies while in bed. Popcorn bowl between us, The Cheerleader I Live With and I snuggle down and watch the Band of Brothers freeze their way through Bastogne, and get blown apart by mortar shells in Operation Market Garden. We pause D-Day to refill our glasses and maybe take the dogs outside one last time before bed.

And while we bitch about the pointlessness of Stephen Harper (and his kittens), and the pathetic candidates we’re forced to choose between to replace Prime Minister Sweater Vest, it could have been a whole lot worse. But really, what happened to the heroes? What happened to the leaders?

Bonnie Tyler must have been thinking about Major Dick Winters when she was singing “I Need a Hero”.

Ever hear of The Good Men Project? To quote from their site, it was founded in 2009 by Tom Matlack and James Houghton as a way to allow men to tell stories about the defining moments in their lives. The hope was to spark a “national conversation” around the question of “What does it mean to be a good man?” It’s a great place to go if you’re questioning whether Good Men exist at all anymore. The answer, of course, is a resounding YES.

If you’re feeling jaded about men for some reason, I highly suggest spending some time reading through some of the articles… it’ll make a difference, I promise. Maybe then the angry Facebook status updates will stop.

And so with that, I bid you adieu for the day. Take a moment to hug the Good Man in your life – you both deserve it.

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