Masculinity is an art I learned from my dad while I watched him prune, plant and play. I remember my dad in blue jeans and flannel snow blowing our driveway in the frigid winter. He was constantly cracking jokes, sometimes till tears ran down his face. I remember him taking food to some neighbors in need on his way to work in a tie and sport coat. These are a few examples that formed my ideas about masculinity; a way of being in the world that feels most authentically "me." Doing what needs to be done with poise, compassion and a solid sense of humor, dressed in threads appropriate for the occasion.