Justin Cascio's Open Salon
- Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
- September 16
- Justin is a lifestyle writer and editor. Follow him on Twitter @likethewatch.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Dark and Stormier Cocktail
July 23, 2013 03:00PM
- 10 Things People Have Said to
Me, That You Should Never Say
to a Trans Person
July 22, 2013 08:00AM
- Future Devices: The Google
July 15, 2013 08:00AM
- Like a Deer in Headlights
July 12, 2013 08:00AM
- You can't "beet" free greens
July 10, 2013 10:30AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “If "economic collapse"
means the food industry as we
July 30, 2012 09:16PM
- “That's high praise,
coming from a Greek! Many
March 17, 2012 02:10PM
Justin Cascio's Links
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This spicy ginger drink makes hot summer nights easier to bear.I like my ginger beer wicked hot. Sometimes I get Sally Fallon's recipe for brewing my own ginger beer to work, and sometimes I don't. When it fails to culture, I now have a/…
What not to say to a patient, client, co-worker, friend of a friend, networking contact, first date, or other acquaintance who is transgender.
Has someone just come out to you as transgender? Are you nervous about what to say, now that you know this unusual fact about them? If you… Read full post »
I predict that in the not too distant future, we will all have implanted computers that connect us with one another. Will you be an early adopter?
Please note: “Google” is the intellectual property of Google, Inc. Resemblance to the Google Organ of any product, real or imagined, is… Read full post »
Preparing to be interviewed can only take you so far. Then, you have to be there for it.
Last week in an interview, I was asked about the distinction between gender identity and sexual orientation—the difference between who we are and who weâ€™re into. In response, I paraphrased the end… Read full post »
The "Eat More Kale" campaign might finally be working. But there are other leafy green vegetables out there, if you're open to some introductions.Kale is cool these days. Everybody's eating kale salad, kale crisps, and drinking kale smoothies. I like a little kale in my salad, but/…
Let me ask you: does this look like food to you?Michael Pollan says to â€œEat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.â€ Yet some non-foods fill the shelves of â€œhealthâ€ emporiums and websites. Sites, books, and articles that purport to be about and for good health/…
Can people be so tainted that even when they do a good deed, it somehow isnâ€™t?
Jennifer Kesler wrote about the death of Margaret Thatcher under the heading, â€œSometimes Bad People Do Good Things,â€ including a little story about the time Thatcher destroyed food rather than feed the poor./… Read full post »
Introducing The Good Life’s staff writers, a look at the themes featured this month, and the most popular posts in May.
Themes featured on The Good Life in May
The man who taught me how to vacation finds me online to remind me of the lesson.
A best man supports the marriage of his friends, long after the reception.
When Kevin and I moved to this college town, almost nine years ago, we became friends with a number of students. Some of them moved away, and some come back to visit, but Shrek is from an… Read full post »
Justin Cascio talks to T Cooper, author of Real Man Adventures, about writing, crying, and being a real man.
An AIDS activist, a Christian missionary, a wilderness first responder, and a revolutionary rock star… Premium Members talk to four men who’ve made it their lives’ work to help other people, and how any of us can be prepared to take action in a crisis.
In our second monthly Hangout… Read full post »
A testosterone fueled adventure through sex and gender, unlike anyÂ you’ve seen beforeÂ featuring a man battling a shark on the cover.
The first thing I notice about T Cooper when we meet on Skype is how much we look alike. T is a thinner, more successful version of myself: weâ€™re near… Read full post »
Justin Cascio talks to Elizabeth Schroeder, executive director of Answer, about why boys are tuning out in sex ed classes, and what they want to know most (but arenâ€™t telling us).
Brought to you by the people who make aiming high, look easy.
At The Good Men Project, we are leading conversations about men and goodness, two easy targets for cynicism. To declare a goal of discussing goodness is to be â€œself-burnishedâ€ by the label: an act that, Adam Gopnik warns… Read full post »
Justin Cascio had to leave home to find his people: more than once.
â€œThereâ€™s a third presence when we meet in this space,â€ Mark Greene told me recently. We were meeting face to face for the first time, albeit in a Google Hangout. â€œThereâ€™s you and me and the place… Read full post »
The Paleo Diet, known for its heaping portions of animal flesh, is being blamed again for its resemblance to the diet of one “modern Stone Age” man in particular:
Bringing some scientific rigor to the debate over what Paleolithic people really ate b… Read full post »
Rather than defend against the charge, Justin Cascio attempts to define and possess his Whiteness.
It seemed to us rural teens a natural fact that those with nothing to do will do one another.
When I was 12, my family moved to rural Florida, pretty much ensuring that the social activities available to my sister and I in high school would be limited to church,… Read full post »
Tracy Moore at Jezebel thinks their readers should learn to embrace â€œintrigueâ€ over sexual attraction in their potential lovers.
When I saw the title of the article, â€œHow to Have Sex with Someone You Don’t Think Is Hot,â€ I thought, now hereâ€™s advice no one has needed, ever, in… Read full post »
What do the Bible and Jesus Christ have to say about a woman’s right to choose?
As a Christian minister, Reverend Matthew Westfox makes a religious argument for reproductive justice when speaking to those who share his faith. â€œIn the parable of the sower, Jesus reminds us that seed al… Read full post »
In a crisis, your choices are limited, but it’s not as bad as you think.
You may not realize the ways youâ€™re already responding to acute stress.
We all learned this in biology class. When an animal, such as a human, is threatened, adrenaline floods the bloodstream, and the animal… Read full post »
Rev. Matthew Westfox appears on MSNBC to talk about Christianity and reproductive rights.
The Reverend Matthew Westfox is on a mission from God: to make justice and compassion central to the discussion of reproductive rights among people of Christian faith. In his appearance on MSNBC with Mel… Read full post »
What are you reading on The Good Life? Here are the top ten posts this month.
I’ve never written a post like this before. I hope it doesn’t turn out like the time I emailed a list like this. Oh, the heartbreak. Or so I imagined.
I won’t even say… Read full post »