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May 20, 2016

Thoughts on John Eldredge’s Movie: A Story Worth Living

My son, Harvey, and I went to see the John Eldredge movie last night, A Story Worth Living. We were both really disappointed in the film and it seems like most people were as well. I wanted to share my thoughts on it and hopefully get some conversation going about what was missing ...

Nov 2, 2015

Captains of Industry: Andy Weir, Author of The Martian

Like so many people, I was absolutely taken in by Andy Weir’s sci-fi novel, The Martian. This book has set the standard for modern science fiction for me, as it raises the bar and expectations of the readers, and assumes an understanding of scientific principles well enough to be used as engaging and ...

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 ...

Jul 19, 2014

Convict Chili Recipe

I watched Labor Day the other night and Frank, an escaped convict played by Josh Brolin, cooked up a pretty awesome chili. (A good coming-of-age movie, by the way, highlighting the importance of fathers.) Here is my take on his recipe which I have dubbed Convict Chili. Supplies: ...

May 1, 2014

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Review

Walter Mitty isn’t a manly man. He works in the basement of Life Magazine’s corporate office, processing film negatives in what appears to be a massive, windowless, and well-organized darkroom. If we didn’t have the ability to experience his fantasy filled “zoning out” spells along with him, he would seem to be a ...

Jan 22, 2014

Fireside Topic: Name a manly TV show or movie and discuss.

Most people in shows or movies today represent a stereo type of sorts. The characters are often one dimensional. Men in particular are portrayed as bumbling, sex crazed buffoons or just plain wimpy. Can you name a manly TV show or movie? Here are some ideas you can share and discuss in this week's Fireside Topic.
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