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new women's order

Man in the Kitchen: Being a Guy in the New Women’s Order

Husband and father Ken Carlton describes his admiration and solidarity for the new women's order leading the charge for equality and respect.
child's sexual identity

Man in the Kitchen: Embracing Your Child’s Sexual Identity

When your child is ready to share with you who they really are, expect the unexpected and the rest will follow.
Change strengthens

Man in the Kitchen: When Change Strengthens You for a New Year

After a plumbing disaster forces his family to move, our Man in the Kitchen reflects on the ways change strengthens you for a New Year to come.
state of emergency in France

What It Means to Live in a State of Emergency Facing Terrorism

For expats whose jobs, spouses or dreams brought them to France, 2015 was a year when one could legitimately wonder whether the pleasures of life in this country were going to be compromised by the increasingly alarming trajectory of violence, and tension, which resulted from the attacks of January and November. The refrain of "they shall not win" could not eradicate a general feeling of unease felt by many Parisians, and not only expats, in the weeks after November 13.
empty nest

Man in the Kitchen: When Your Kids Leave the Nest

A father contemplates his future empty nest and recalls the home-cooked meals that fed his precious boys and fuels their shared memories.
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Man in the Kitchen: Shake Up Your Rentrée Routine

As you pack away the flip-flops and settle into the school and work routine, Ken Carlton offers this new recipe for fall: Think hard about that one project that has been mothballed in your emotional closet for years...
al fresco dinner

Man in the Kitchen: A Moveable Feast for Unmoveable Times 

After a long winter, and a litany of bad news – from political turmoil, to terrorism alerts, and the Brexit – what does a person do? Host an al fresco dinner to reconnect with friends and the simpler things in life, of course!
fish

Man in the Kitchen: A Symbol of Peace and Friendship

As I write this with Paris on my mind, I am staring at a view of the San Bernardino Mountains from the desert in eastern California. Christmas lights ring the palm trees on El Paseo. The holidays are in the air. At a time when suspicion reigns supreme I wonder what good tidings could I possibly bring? This of course led me to think about salmon.
paris attacks

As One

On Saturday night – the day after – I shepherded my wife, 2 teenaged boys and 16-year-old stepdaughter to a sub-basement living room on a quiet street plunked down in the middle of Red Hook, Brooklyn, 3,623 miles from Paris.
commuter marriage

Man in the Kitchen: Is Commuter Marriage the Way to Go?

Author Ken Carlton lays out the advantages of a commuter marriage and warns which traps to avoid to make a long-distance relationship work.