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Oct 1, 2015

Flanking Your Passions: Achieving Goals Indirectly

Some days back, I had just stepped into a favorite coffee shop of mine when I noticed the owner, Paul, an Aussie who makes incredible coffee, clearing objects from the counter top so that an award might be prominently displayed: Best New Coffee Shop in Charlotte, 2015. I asked him how it came ...

Sep 11, 2015

Lessons in Manliness from Mark Watney of The Martian

“My asshole is doing as much to keep me alive as my brain.” – Mark Watney, The Martian Typically, on Wolf & Iron, I write about men of history or some story from my own life from which some manliness can be gleaned. However, The Martian is such a ...

Sep 10, 2015

My Story – From Fatherless to Manliness

There is a common thread which runs through the frayed cord of men, not only in our time and the last many generations, but in time immemorial: our fathers. Whether good or bad or all-together absent, fathers impact the lives of their sons. Here is my story of going from fatherless to manliness.

Sep 7, 2015

Man of the Month: Harry Houdini – Part 1 – The Handcuff King

“I am a great admirer of mystery and magic. Look at this life – all mystery and magic.” – Harry Houdini, Magician, Escape Artist, & Actor, 1874-1926 The year is 1906. A young escape artist known as Harry Houdini — or simply Houdini — slides along with the Detroit river ...

Sep 1, 2015

Man in Runes

This article will be a little different from the ones you will typically find on this site. Not because it is more Christian in focus, but because it may not have a specific message that I can really hone in. Essentially, I stumbled upon something that I thought was kind of cool, really ...

Aug 27, 2015

Book Review: Legend by Eric Blehm + Signed Copy Giveaway!

“We were also starting to see a slow trickle of body bags and wounded. I don’t really believe that even our training personnel had any idea about what we were walking into.” – Roy Benavidez on Vietnam, Legend, Eric Blehm When Eric Blehm’s book, Legend, arrived in the ...

Aug 26, 2015

The Manly Etiquette of Playing Cards

“If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you.” – Paul Newman, Actor & Philanthropist, 1925-2008 The following article is a guest post from Manly.Is (Josh Wood). Read the author's bio below. Manly etiquette is a ...

Aug 24, 2015

How C.S. Lewis Dealt with Bullies: With Fists and Mother-Wit

C.S. Lewis tells of some torturous days as a young boy in boarding school. Bullies were the norm and you had to have some street smarts to deal with them. Sometimes with was with fists, other times it was with mother-wit.

Aug 12, 2015

Manly Sites I Follow and Men I Admire

A good deal of my online time is spent researching or creating content for Wolf & Iron, but that is not to say that I don’t have a few resources I turn to when I need my man-tank refueled. A few years back if you wanted to know how to be a man ...

Aug 7, 2015

Raising Sons: Initiating them into the World of Men (Rite of Passage)

“You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” – Wally M. Schirra, American Naval Officer & Astronaut, 1923-2007

Aug 6, 2015

TRThursday: The Old Lion is Dead – Theodore Roosevelt Dies

As I sit here writing the final article in our wonderful #TRThursday series, I find myself a bit emotional thinking about the man, Roosevelt, his last many adventures, his death, and the impact that such a character has had on history. Many, including myself, will chide his presidency as being one of progressive policies that altered ...

Jul 30, 2015

TRThursday: The Things that Will Destroy America

While Theodore Roosevelt got a number of things wrong as president, he had great insight into what makes America strong or weak, and his words can easily be applied to any nation. Time and again, he enjoined people to not give in to soft-living but instead pursue the strenuous life of hard-work and purpose. He was ...
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