" 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.
"What problem would this address? More training is good, but I don't see any reason for it to be required. CC permit holders have a lower crime rate than cops, IIRC, and anecdotally it seems cops are pretty poor shots and are also…"
"My pleasure! Glad you like'em! I tried to offer up a bit of regional variety.
"This one is, of course, from Cuba, where a girl from Guantanamo is a "Guantanamera"... AND, she's probably a country girl -…"
"Some people move in together with the intent of eventually having a traditional marriage with a priest and/or formal ceremony (etc.)
Others move in together as a transitional step towards eventual / inevitable de facto and de jure marriage…"
"That is what I am not sure of. Is it really still a caricature most times? I do not have that impression. It seems to me many people take it too seriously and live by that exaggerated vision of manliness.
Besides, yes, the "corpse paint"…"