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Oct 2, 2014

How to Take a Punch!

On the last day of the school year, some young punks decided to jump a kid outside our cul-de-sac. Several of them got off the school bus at his usual stop and pretty soon had him up against the side of a house letting him have it. Several other young punks decided to ...

Sep 30, 2014

How to Speak Like a Man

I have been on a Winston Churchill kick lately and recently found out that he had a speech impediment, something called a lateral lisp. Here we have, yet again, a story of one of the greatest orators of our time who struggled with the very thing that made him famous.

Sep 9, 2014

How to Become a Morning Person

Rising early is one of the traits that most (if not all) successful men have in common, but if you're not currently a morning person, how can you become one? Here is what has helped me to conquer the desire to sleep in.

Aug 21, 2014

Calling All Men: Write for Wolf & Iron

Do you have a manly thought you wish you could share with the world? Do you want to inspire men to be more manly? Has life taught you a few lessons you would like to share? Can you write worth a dern? Do you have a never-ending love for bacon and other meat stuffs? ...

Aug 20, 2014

How to Iron Your Shirts and Pants

Before the military I assumed that ironing was “woman’s work” as it was always the women in the family that did that particular job. Unfortunately they don’t issue mothers and grandmothers in the Navy so I had to pick up this skill pretty quickly. Here is what I learned about how to iron your own shirts and pants.

Jul 14, 2014

How to Cook Bacon…Shirtless

“Bacon’s not the only thing that’s cured by hanging from a string.” – Hugh Kingsmill, English Writer, 1889 – 1949 The other day a young, up-and-coming man asked me for the answer to one of life’s great mysteries: How does one cook bacon without a shirt? For anonymity sake we’ll ...

Jul 3, 2014

How to Grill Corn in the Husk

Nearly every food we eat in America came from another country (not that we’re complaining). Corn, however, is truly an American original. Here is a quick guide on how to grill corn in the husk.

Jul 1, 2014

How to Make a Wooden Wedding Ring

Every ring I have had always felt like jewelry and I wanted something more masculine. Now, I have a few wooden ones, each with its own unique characteristic and the significance of being made by myself. How manly! Here's how you, too, can make a wooden ring, whether for your wedding or for your everyday life.

May 13, 2014

How to Easily Fillet a Catfish

Growing up in the South (and on a river no less), catfish were a common sight and a pretty common meal for many. When I was a boy I used to go down to the old bridge crossing the river and see who was fishing. On many days there would be a black man, or a few throughout the week, tossing in a line with a few hanging over the sides.

Mar 31, 2014

‘An Axe to Grind’: 10 Idioms and their Manly Origins

If you have ever tried to learn a foreign language or have talked to someone who has had to learn English, you are reminded of how much figurative speech makes up a language. 'An Axe to Grind' can mean completely different things depending on the context. Here are 10 idioms you might recognize and their manly origins.

Mar 24, 2014

Getting to Know Your Grandpa’s Pocket Knife

This article inspired a book! A few years after writing this article, a publisher reached out to me and asked for a book on the subject of pocket knives. I’m happy to announce it’s published and available for purchase at our store!

Mar 19, 2014

Fireside Topic: What hobby would you like to pursue?

Many of us have hobbies we like and wish we had time and money for and usually lay them down for a period of life to pursue other things. Or, maybe you have one you would never give up. It’s a great topic of conversation. In this week's Fireside Topic, we consider what type of hobby you should pursue.
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