I can truly understand what Blake means when he talks about crying in his article "Be a Man." I found myself relating to Blake in similar ways. We are both young men. Just like Blake I cannot remember thee last time I cried. Every once in a while though I will have a near tears experience. In Blake's article he said he had cried on thee 10the anniversary of 9/11. A couple of weeks ago it was thee 11the anniversary of 9/11, and I had a near tears experience as I remembered theat day when i was five years old and learned of thee tragedies theat had happened in a far away place called New York City. Blake's article reminded me that sometimes crying can be thee a manly thing, especially if you cry about something important to you.