" Trust me, my young manhood was far from ideal. It was only in my mid-30s that I emerged from a tough divorce and, thanks in large part to a great woman who became my wife, began turning things around. Had I stayed single it would've been…"
" I have not yet read Brett's posting, but I can tell you that age should not be a true roadblock for achieving anything in life. I'm in my late 50s and yes, there are certain things I can no longer do, things I used to be…"
" As I see it, the main problem in this country is that we have a serious lack of inspired leadership. A leader is not going to be afraid to say, "We need an attitude adjustment about certain things," but that's exactly what…"
"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.See More
" I've read one or two of these and have more on my shelves. I was disappointed the list didn't include Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield, his novelization of the Battle of Thermopylae. Pressfield's latest is The Lion's…"
Schrader has a long list of sources, too, both ancient and modern.
I am skeptical about modern cultural views that homosexuality was widely accepted in the ancient world because that is a handy…"
" Homosexuality was not nearly as common or as socially acceptable in ancient Greece, especially Sparta, as we have been led to believe. See the works of Helena P. Schrader. www.spartareconsidered.blogspot.com."
" If the research cited in the article is accurate, and it sounds like it is slanted toward the gay agenda (and British to boot), things have changed an awful lot since my day as a high school athlete, which wasn't that long ago. I would…"
"Gates of Fire", "The Last Amazon", Pressfield
Theodore Roosevelt bio trilogy, Morris
"Empire" series, Iggulden
"John Rain" series, Eisler
"Bob Lee Swagger" series, Hunter
Novels by Tom Clancy, Dick Couch, Ward Carroll, David Poyer, Brad Thor.
The Dark Knight
Saving Private Ryan
The Passion of the Christ
"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly and keep ourselves armed and ready." Theodore Roosevelt
Thanks for your comment. I can't tell you how many students never make it past three or four classes because it's boring learning kihon, or they find out they're not going to become kung fu theater-like acrobats.
"Some years ago we took our cadets on a Lockheed-Martin factory tour in Georgia where they were building F-22s and C-130s.
Our guide was a (K)C-130 engineer who was showing us the new stretched bodies and swept props. One of the cadets…"
"You are proof that it does get better and help, well, it helps. You were lucky to find, or have them find you, those guys who helped you through a very tough time. I wish there were more like them to help more people but unfortunately it…"
"You probably won't here anyone here say you're unmanly because you are slim and short.
One of my college roommates said I was built like a wimp. He apologized. I think he was shocked that he thought that way."
"Oh yea, I know they're not worth much of anything individually. It's not like the old days where baseball cards would come with bubble gum and kids would put them in their bicycle spokes. I just want to get rid of them in one…"