January 2013 Blog Posts (15)

New Pass Code ("Getting Used to You")

This afternoon I put in a call to my oldest brother  We chatted for about a half an hour. Most of what we talked about was routine events of the past week. Nothing heavy. When it came time for me to hang up, I told my brother I had to go and get something to eat  He stopped me right before I said goodbye and asked me to hang on with him for one more moment. I sensed he wanted to say something from deep within his heart. My brother began describing a friendship he has with a married couple…


Added by Bede, the Venerable on January 30, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments


It’s Monday.

It’s raining. Was sleeting early, but the temperature mercifully cracked the freezing point for the first time in awhile.

I sit at work alone, everyone away, like a young Scrooge left behind at boarding school. But it is good for getting work done, and I am thankful we have it.

The young man I work with is in Vegas at a weekend bachelor party. Because I am his FB friend, I get to see the posted images from the trip; a big group of men, all good friends, out…


Added by Carl Monster on January 29, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Duty for The Ultimate Gentleman

I thought that I would complete my first ever blog post with a discussion of my personal favorite quote:

"Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less."

-Robert E. Lee

It has been said that the true gentleman has begun to slip away…


Added by Brett ward on January 25, 2013 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

Why is the Right to Bear Arms So Important?

By Jon Wexford and originally published at jonwexford.com

Well, do you know why? Can you…


Added by Alan Johnson on January 24, 2013 at 11:03am — No Comments

My first handlebar mustache

Since about the beginning of December 2012, I've been trying to grow a handlebar mustache. Now on January 18, 2013, I can now say I have one. It's not the most impressive, but I'm glad that I was able to do this before my 20th birthday, which is on the 30th of this month. 

Thank you, gentlemen …


Added by Justin Rigsby on January 18, 2013 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Discovering The Art of Manliness

Does anyone else wish they had discovered this website sooner?  Growing up, my dad was around but not really.  I was never taught many of the things on this website.  So naturally, I taught myself how to do the things a dad would teach a son.  Although we are close now, I wish this knowledge was around for me when I was younger.  I now look forward to teaching these skills and life lessons to my son.  (whom will be turning 1 next month)  Thank you Art of Manliness!

Added by wicket on January 16, 2013 at 3:56pm — 1 Comment

Are we all religious phonies?

"Am I a real Christian?"

"Have I actually been 'saved' from hell and sin? 

"How can I know my status with God?" 

If you have ever considered yourself a Christian, then you have probably asked these questions--or ones like it--at some point in your life. So, how do we know whether we are really following Jesus--if this Christian life were a class, how can we tell what sort of "grade" we would…


Added by Settecase on January 16, 2013 at 3:08pm — No Comments

What about being a grown up?

As I was growing up I was loved very deeply and very much, I was very lucky to have the family I have. But nothing is perfect. I wasn't given everything I wanted, I wasn't spoiled in that regard. However, all of my shortcomings, all my failings, excuses were made for. When I was challenged, I would quit rather than rise to it. Somewhere very far back, I never had the impression that I had to rise to challenges, rather I had to bend to the will of some sort of fate. And when things didn't…


Added by Muad'Dib on January 13, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Jail for Feds Violating 2nd Amendment?

By Kelli Sladick and originally posted at …


Added by Alan Johnson on January 11, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments

Obama Has One Last Chance To Become A Great President

By Raul Ilargi Meijer and originally posted at …

Added by Alan Johnson on January 9, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

The Slippery Slope to Servitude

Originally published at woodpilereport.com

There is only one way to shorten and ease…

Added by Alan Johnson on January 8, 2013 at 11:06am — No Comments

What would it take for you to believe in God?

By Dennis Prager and transcribed from a video at prageruniversity.com

A lot of people…


Added by Alan Johnson on January 6, 2013 at 6:21pm — No Comments

The Most Educated and Indebted Generation Ever –

Average Student Debt has Tripled Since 1990 While Earnings Have Gone Stagnant for College Graduates. How Much Is The College Rite of Passage Worth?


Originally Posted at …


Added by Alan Johnson on January 5, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments

The Folly of the Anti-Gun Loons II

 Originally posted at woodpilereport.com

In reporting the Sandy Hook School massacre, the major news…

Added by Alan Johnson on January 4, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Giving up

Ever have one of those days when you just want to toss in the towel?

Yesterday I came damn close.

My gym attendance is the one thing I've been doing to put myself out amongst other men, in person, and more importantly, to feel like one.

I went yesterday; it was leg day, something I never look forward to as I can be pretty hard on myself. I skipped the gym over the holidays, so this was my first time back after a hiatus of a week or so.

We are at the brink…


Added by Carl Monster on January 3, 2013 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

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