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Aug 1, 2014

What Does it Mean to Be a Man?

NPR has special series called Men in America (#menpr) that has done a pretty good job of generating discussion around manliness in the modern era, but has fallen short of providing any concrete definition of what a “man” actually is. I understand that generating conversation is far more important to ...

Jul 24, 2014

Fireside Topic: How do you handle getting sick?

I rarely get sick but have been bit with something now for about a week and a half. The first few days are alright, slowing down my pace for a while can be rejuvenating in a sense, but I am pretty much ready for this thing to be gone at this point. All ...

Jul 18, 2014

Esse Quam Videri

I applaud my state for choosing such a manly motto, for it has its origins in virtues. The phrase is taken from Cicero’s essay “On Friendship." Esse Quam Videri - here is what it means and how to apply it.

Jul 10, 2014

21 Uses for a Bandana (or should we say MANdana?)

Other than, say, a knife, there is likely no tool which folds so easily and is as versatile as a bandana. In fact, we should call it a MANdana because every man should carry one. Here are 21 uses for a bandana (or MANdana) you may not have considered before.

Apr 23, 2014

Fireside Topic: What situations make you feel awkward and unmanly?

Every man has a situation where he feels out-of-place, unprepared, unsure, and unmanly. It doesn’t have to be a big event, sometimes it’s the small things in life. Maybe it’s something that has been an issue since you were a boy. Perhaps we need some knowledge, or some courage, or ...

Feb 5, 2014

Fireside Topic: How does masculinity differ from femininity?

How does masculinity differ from femininity? If we understand that virtues that make a good man also apply to the making of a good woman it gets a little complicated. In this Fireside Topic, we explore this notion and encourage you to as well.

Nov 5, 2013

How to Make a Traveler’s Candle (Swedish Log Candle)

A good Scandinavian friend of mine (and their older cousins who were visiting and added to this story) brought over a gift for me called a Traveler’s Candle. Essentially, when lit, it burns from the inside producing a long lasting radiating heat, with a sturdy base and a convenient cook top. Here's how to make one.
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