June 2011 Blog Posts (31)

Back with the ladies again

This is our photo-shoot week at work, when I go out with a hired photographer and capture our landscapes looking their Summertime best.

In addition to directing the photographer, I get to hose down pavements so they look wet and sparkly, clean up doggie and kid toys, and, if the clients are home, shoot the breeze with them. It's the "pinch me, I get paid to do this?" part of my job as a landscape architect.

For lunch today the photographer and I grabbed some sandwiches…


Added by Carl Monster on June 30, 2011 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Freddie Mercury

To honour Pride Week, I’m inspired by one of the most famous and flamboyant men in rock and roll history, a man with one of the most powerful singing voices the world has ever heard, a man loved by heterosexual hooligans, glam boys, and everyday people: Freddie Mercury.

The man was…


Added by Leah Morrigan on June 30, 2011 at 8:17am — No Comments

Started Blog

Just starting this blog Today! :0


I will try to follow this


I have to journal again everyday, that is always on my todo list


I just found out I did 1800 on sat's!! I'm so happy!

I at first got a 1625, which was below what I wanted..but Now I have a decent score to move on with and try my luck at colleges

Added by Robert Mulligan on June 29, 2011 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Flight of the Conchords

Not having cable in our house, we tend to be way behind the times when it comes to cable shows.

"Flight of the Conchords" is no exception, but I say better late than never when it comes to good television. We've been watching the series on Netflix, and I love it for a good howl of laughter.

Last night after watching a few, it hit me; I can really relate to these guys. They are two transplanted New Zealanders in NYC, hilariously clueless to the cultural norms of their new… Continue

Added by Carl Monster on June 27, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

5 Faces of Man

I'm going to Europe for the summer and decided to write down some beliefs before going to keep them in mind on my trip. Here they are, feedback welcome.


The 5 Faces of Man


The Hero

-         Keep a cool head under all circumstances. The world will always back your positive actions, never your negative reactions.

-         Loneliness makes you treasure company; popularity makes you treasure solitude.

-         Your instincts are always…


Added by Joe Scholnick on June 24, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Escaping the Corporate Prison

So if you're anything like me once you got a taste of what life really has to offer (or at least what life outside the Western world really has to offer) you can't get enough of it. You have one little problem though: two weeks of vacation (or four to six if you live in Western Europe) just isn't enough. If you're like most young professionals out there as I was, you probably spend 40% or more of your waking hours working as a corporate slave chained to a desk in a cube. To add insult… Continue

Added by Boris Smirnoff on June 24, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

The beauty of aging

Old age is the most unexpected of all things that can happen to a man. - Leon Trotsky

39 is not old. It isn’t even middle-aged, but 39 isn’t exactly fresh either. By the age of 39, we have become more mature and established, but our bodies have changed, we’ve got “life lines” on our faces, our energy may have waned some, we may be more susceptible to injury, and maybe it’s time for reading glasses.

When we think of male “beauty pageants” or “fitness modelling… Continue

Added by Leah Morrigan on June 23, 2011 at 9:16am — 2 Comments

A Journey to Manhood



I know that I have started this blog a bit late but the events that I am about describe have set in motion a series of discussions and many thoughts.  I have needed time sort through them all. 


6/19/2011.  Father's Day. 


On what should have been a day of celebration and thanks for a my dad, a man who I could have learned a lot from but have usually eschewed the lessons that he wished to teach, was a day of personal…


Added by Christopher Martin Yoder on June 23, 2011 at 2:41am — No Comments


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Added by Lee Cantor on June 21, 2011 at 12:39am — No Comments

"I'll rub some dirt on it."

Sunday, Father's Day, was the Big Game day; the 19th century baseball club supposedly forming in our town's first game.

There was one little problem: I don't know how to play baseball.

Well, I do in theory, but the last time I played was during my summer camp days, when I would roast in the outfield because that is where they put me, long decades ago (the 70s).

I abhorred other sports I was forced to play, but for some reason I loved baseball, even though I was…


Added by Carl Monster on June 20, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Things I learned on my recent vacation to Gulf Shores, AL.

Things I learned on my trip:




  • Beach hot is a different kind of hot. It’s a sneaky kind of hot that only ends in sunburns, but it sure is nice.



  • I have to get healthy for some very specific reasons:



  • My chest was in the background and my wife’s first thought was not “manly”, but “I can edit that out.”



  • I look like a pasty extra from the fat people…

Added by James Halcomb on June 19, 2011 at 8:58pm — No Comments

A Special "FATHER'S DAY" Program... on talk radio.

Here is a link to a special "FATHER'S DAY" program I was asked to do on a popular W. Coast talk radio show.




During the show, we talk a bit about my book 'The DOORWAY Buck'... and a great deal more about FATHERHOOD and 'Father's Day':


1.  What it IS (and is NOT)

2.  From a son's…


Added by CM Sackett on June 19, 2011 at 10:20am — No Comments

30 Days to a Better Man - Day 1

Defining Core Values


Today, after lots of thinking and meditating, I came up with my five Core Values for day one of being a better man. 


Here they are, prioritized, and explained:


1.) Family & Friends - (respectively) When a situation comes up, or a…


Added by Dylan O'Connor on June 18, 2011 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Happy Fathers' Day Everyone... :)

Added by I'mCosy on June 18, 2011 at 6:01am — No Comments

Shaving With a Straight Razor for the First Time.

Well today was the first day I started shaving with my straight razor. It wasn’t a bad shave. The reason it wasn’t a great shave had to do with my crappy technique (which I assume will get better the more I do it) and fear. With all this on my mind I began to use the brush to lather the soap. I applied the soap to my face the way warriors put on their war paint. I got it all on then picked up my razor and held it the way it was intended to held and started staring fear in the eye.



Added by Jason Oliver on June 18, 2011 at 12:35am — 6 Comments

No need to sweat it

It’s June and the temperatures are rising. For some people, summer weather is something of a problem if they suffer from excess sweating, or Hyperhidrosis, which can have negative effects on their lifestyle in more ways than you might think. Not only can sweating affect a person’s self-confidence, it can be embarrassing, and it can ruin your clothes.

Humans need to sweat to keep the body at an even 37 degrees C through evaporative cooling. There are about 3 million sweat glands in… Continue

Added by Leah Morrigan on June 16, 2011 at 8:39am — No Comments

The Art of Manliness Comes To Mexico

This post has a purpose and it is to congratulate Brett and Kate for the success of "The Art Of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man" and to tell everyone that the Spanish version has appeared on bookstores in Mexico. I came across the book by coincidence when I went looking for some books in English at a bookstore. One of my brothers was with me and excitedly told him and showed him the book. I was very happy seeing it and the best part is that it has become a promotional… Continue

Added by Carlos Infante on June 15, 2011 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Esquire Magazine asks, "Are You A Good Husband?"

Well, are you? Either way you’re not alone. 

In the recent May 2011 issue of Esquire, I found myself reading the section calledHitched: A Man’s Guide to Getting and Being Married. There was an amusing article called Meeting the Wife that I liked as well as Lessons from Lifers and a few others. But what I want to point…


Added by Michael Van Osch on June 15, 2011 at 8:22am — 4 Comments

The sun returns

What an incredible drive in this morning. http://www.visitriverroad.com/

The deliciously long days of June mean my early morning commute does not seem so early; nature has already been up for awhile.

My drive takes me down the quiet river valley, past the small towns frozen in time, farm fields with corn just up, summer homes in their relaxed seasonal garb hugging the cliffs; a landscape…


Added by Carl Monster on June 15, 2011 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Test of Mettle: Dislocating My Shoulder

This past Tuesday, I had the opportunity to go cliff jumping near Gunlock Resevoir in Saint George, UT. I believe that this area is called the Spillway.

It was about 8 o'clock at night when I arrived with my two roommates (Skyler and Jason). We hiked up about a…


Added by Scott Sandberg on June 12, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments

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