It’s hardly surprising that so many guys become anxious for a place at Uni. Three or four years later they can leave there with a scroll attesting to their acquired knowledge. By that means they can almost guarantee themselves a place in ‘the system’. A mortgage will probably soon follow.
But what is this arid knowledge – the utterings, one suspects, of so many lifeless lectures – compared to the knowledge of lived experience?
Backing up for a moment, let’s not forget that, as…Continue
I am newly returned from two weeks vacation in the U.S. I stayed with my son and his family at their home situated alongside the Hudson River, a house with a pool and some extensive grounds.
Aside from the obvious highlights - time with my family plus taking full advantage of the terrific food and drink on offer - the major delight for me was the opportunity to lie around soaking up the sun totally naked.
There’s something weirdly special for me about this, something deeply…Continue
I was thinking this morning about being a savage. A bit more Primitive.
The cause for this was an advert featuring Christiano Ronaldo. It was promoting a brand of football kit, the marketers strategy being, – if you get a little bit of Ronaldo, you’ll be able to perform like him.
This idea of ‘incorporation’ is nothing new for men. In days gone by we’d have fought for the chance to eat the vital organs of a fallen Hero, in the hope that by consuming some of him, his particular…Continue
A mate based in New Zealand recently sent me an email with an attached article. All the email said in it was, “Do a ‘Real-Man’ piece about this guy”.
All I can say is, Tevita Ngalu is more than a ‘Real Man’. That’s under-selling him. He’s a Hero.
I'll post the article below, but to summarise:
It’s a story of the New Zealand weightlifting team, and of two men, Tevita Ngalu and Richie Patterson.
Tevita Ngalu had a pulled quad muscle, although I have read elsewhere…Continue