Monthly Archives: September 2018

You’re the Captain?

I have had my run ins with men that put themselves on level with military officers. I found them to be petty tyrants at best, but I occasionally find a few that can shine through. These men show some sort … Continue reading

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Jesus Moments

I want to preface this article with a warning that I don’t claim to have Our Lord and Savior’s abilities. I just want to tell you guys that I could understand his attraction with carpentry. I believe that woodworking has … Continue reading

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A/B conversations: See my way out

     I unfortunately agree with that annoying saying: “It is an A/B conversation, C your way out” but it’s a piece of wisdom that can set me straight. The experience that proves this adage happened when I drove up … Continue reading

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Bullsh*t of Secrets

I believe that Benjamin Franklin was quoted with the idea that “three may keep a secret, if two were dead”. In the past, when we were children, we always had a thrill with spreading and telling secrets. I grew up … Continue reading

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Off the cuff, nothing set aside

I made little to no prep for this article today. On a good note I went to the gym and a run. I just wanted to encourage you to not sweat things that you are supposed to do and when … Continue reading

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Forget yesterday, today is the best day

 I know plenty of folks get sick of my quoting heavy metal songs but Pantera was right when they said “yesterday don’t mean shit”. In a sense of irony, that once great band no longer exists. It, like many other … Continue reading

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Men should be wary of peace

Within the ideas I presented previously about conflict providing men a sense of purpose, I present to you the idea that I am often uneasy with the peace I have in my life. I have been blessed in many facets … Continue reading

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Recycled wisdom is wisdom none of the less

      As I am blaring Slayer in one of my ears; I struggle to piece together a blog posting. I seem at a loss for words but I do remember a quote that I read earlier from Pres. … Continue reading

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In Remembrance: It is time to move on.

     Many moons ago, while I was deployed. I woke up to see the live news report of the second plane hitting the World Trade Center. I, like many other sailors, sat in puzzlement of what might have caused … Continue reading

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To be a better man, try helping another

     Although I often use stolen ideas in my work; I must remind us that there are many ways to be a better man. I have spoken of focusing on fitness or reinforcing good behaviors. I must suggest the … Continue reading

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