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Nov 19, 2014

The Menaissance: A Movement or Marketing?

The following article is a guest post from Christopher Preston. Read the author's bio below. Back when I was in college, if you walked into a coffee shop like Stoney Creek Roasters (the hub of the hipster subculture), you could infallibly forecast what every male barista would be wearing: 1) skinny ...

Nov 12, 2014

The Trouble with Honesty

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” – George Washington, U.S. General and President, 1732-1799 I have been writing for Wolf and Iron for a while now, working on a book, ...

Oct 22, 2014

Fireside Topic: What are the manly qualities that make a good president?

“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” – President Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004 Election season is upon us, and while it isn’t a presidential year, it’s still a good idea to begin thinking about the qualities and characteristics for the next president. If you aren’t an American, this ...

Oct 22, 2014

Captains of Industry: Spencer and Ben Young of Sturdy Brothers

When I began writing the Captains of Industry article series, my hope was to find men who struck out on their own, took the road less traveled, and used their talents, passions, and manly perspiration and persistence to create a life for themselves and great products and services for others. The ...

Oct 16, 2014

Famous Quotes: Honor is the Reward – Calvin Coolidge

I love this quote by Calvin Coolidge. So many people these days expect something for nothing: respect because of something their ancestors went through, honor because of the money they make or the position they are in, money because they have it harder than others. Coolidge had it right: “No person was ever ...

Oct 7, 2014

Can a Gay Man be Manly?

The recent rulings of the Supreme Court on gay marriage have inspired me to write on a subject I have been thinking about for some time. Rather than tackling the issue of whether same-sex couples should be allowed to get married and the impact on society, I just want to answer this: Can a gay man be manly?

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 22, 2014

The Red Flag of Ease

“This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.” – Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, 1874-1965 If I could summarize the goal of my earlier years it would be thus: to live a life of ease. Oh, how I wanted to have it ...

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.

Sep 2, 2014

Praise and Advice for Hipsters

I generally like Hipsters. They are non-threatening and seem to have some sense about them. I would rather hang out with a group of Hipsters and have an actual conversation — when they’re not texting — than visit the previous cultures of drugs and peace and love. So I have some praise for them, but also some advice.

Aug 27, 2014

Famous Quotes: Justice, Peace, and Brotherhood – Martin Luther King Jr.

When I was about 8 or 9 years old my dad and I were driving around Memphis, his hometown and where I would visit during the summer. He drove by this white, run-down motel and said “That is where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot.” Of course I knew about Martin Luther King ...

Aug 26, 2014

Book Review: Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell

There is a certain kind of man who has what it takes to become a Navy SEAL. Marcus Luttrell and the men he served with are those kind of men. This book is not for the faint of heart. It is, however, for those who long to know the hearts and minds of our greatest warriors. Here is my review of Lone Survivor.
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