Monthly Archives: July 2020

Kiss For Effect

In the military, there is a term called “fire for effect”. Using the best terms I could put together, artillery or gun fire support saturates a target area with rounds. My purpose in this article wasn’t to discuss military tactics … Continue reading

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Worst Day of Your Life Stories

I was sitting in the parking lot of a largely disused military base that has seen its better years. We had left a vehicle overnight there. We opened a door to the passenger side door and a mouse was sitting … Continue reading

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The Matters W/ Matt: 3rd Degree Burns Shy You Away From Flames

As I have done in the past few weeks; I found a reason to find myself disgusted by advice columns. I laugh and cringe when it comes to awful examples like Ask Amy and Dear Prudence. Most of these columnists are naturally inclined … Continue reading

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FreeMatt’s Take On A Modern Man’s Question

“If I “lean in” in a photo, will she leave me?” ——–Charlie Delto   To be intellectually honest; that question was not exactly Charlie’s. It was one that many men have asked. I have heard a multitude of answers to … Continue reading

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The Call For Action Called Me For Other Reasons

Rage Against The Machine once told me “Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me”. I knew their band as a kick ass set of musicians. I knew their lyrics and passion, but I did not pick up their … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading, Listening to, And Concerned About

Reading: Nathan @ Barbarian Rhetoric talks about wasting time and identifying things that don’t do so. It is very meaningful and gives us a framework to become better people. https://www.barbarianrhetoric.com/how-much-time-do-you-waste-in-a-day/   Additional Reading: David F.A. (through the Barbarian Rhetoric website) talks … Continue reading

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FreeMatt in Review: 7-18 to 7-24

The BS artists are still at it. Don’t feed them.  In the meantime, please feel free to peruse the FreeMatt in Review.   Leaving The Proverbial Plantation The phrase “leaving the plantation” applies to many different groups. We all have … Continue reading

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Lessons From The Sinking of The Rainbow Warrior

July 10th, 1985 wasn’t an eventful day for me. But this day was eventful for many people in New Zealand and it was eventful for a photographer that lost his life when the Rainbow Warrior sunk.   The smart people … Continue reading

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The Source of Ultimate “Love”

Don’t worry, this isn’t a rip off of some non-denominational pastor, who intentionally wants to give you some misguided/dreamed up advice. It is a reminder of things that you should know.   When you get “stood up” on a date, … Continue reading

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The Matters w/ Matt: My Name is Matt Shady

As I have done in the past few weeks; I found a reason to find myself disgusted by advice columns. I laugh and cringe when it comes to awful examples like Ask Amy and Dear Prudence. Most of these columnists are naturally … Continue reading

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