This begins the documentation process of my quest to become a better man. I came to this site to see how I would compare and I find myself lacking. Therefore, I am taking it upon myself to change habits, attitudes, and manners to become a more complete man.
Since becoming a member of the the site, I have changed some of my habits, especially in dealing with other people. The biggest change has been dealing with my girlfriend and when I explained to her what it was I was doing, she…
Added by Aaron F Kendrick on March 29, 2013 at 12:58pm — No Comments
By Dennis Prager and originally published at dennisprager.com
Last week, Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio…
Added by Alan Johnson on March 26, 2013 at 8:40pm — No Comments
After two years of writing, writing, and more rewriting than I even want to think about, I am happy (and terrified) to present IMMORTALITY (and other short stories) for your purchasing pleasure...
Added by Josh Barkey on March 25, 2013 at 6:29am — No Comments
The 1,000-foot climb to Yosemite’s Vernal Falls had been spectacular. My wife and I now started hiking back down the cliff, a much more relaxing direction then the steep trek up the slippery, rocky trail. We both wore wool socks and sturdy hiking shoes nicely broken-in from previous excursions among the Sequoias and…Continue
Added by Jim Tobalski on March 21, 2013 at 4:29pm — No Comments
I was walking through a large bookstore the other day, and I was noticing the plethora of quotation books. It seems anyone with any sort of published works has a book of someone else's idea of the their most profound statements... Have we lost the ability to recognize great ideas on our own. It seems to me people are filled with profound statements, and they don't have any idea why they are profound. They didn't take the time to read the book, listen to the entire speech or understand…Continue
Added by A Barton on March 14, 2013 at 6:46am — No Comments
Been feeling rather blue lately.
I know the time change has something to do with it, and the maudlin weather so typical of the end of winter. But there is more to it. I’ve had a string of things come along and rock the delusion that I’m happily becoming a better person, better man.
It also wakes me up to how much fear I live in…and if I tell you promise not to laugh.... well, go ahead. I know how silly it is.
I’m afraid of being hurt, and not physically.
A new Beastly blog post where DirecTV defines it's meaning of loyalty
Added by Christopher F. on March 12, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments
You see, a dog is like a kid that doesn’t die if you forget to feed it for a day or two. If you’re a man like me, you’re probably not naturally the caring type. A dog forces you to care about something beside yourself.
As an only child, I begged my parents…Continue
Added by Austin Coop on March 12, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments
Finally the winters are over and it’s time to wear light clothes, fashionable accessories and present a masculine look when going out on streets. Yes the winters are over and how about updating your wardrobe with all that can give you sexy looks and flatter your body and personality.
It is never too easy to update your wardrobe without sacrificing huge amount of money. But why should you pay more when online stores are offering discounts and deals. You can easily get coupons from…Continue
Added by camila john on March 4, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
"Another day in the Life..."
This is the beginning of the 15,976th day in the married life of Davis and his wife. Five hundred and sixteen months ago we planned a simple wedding at 7 p.m. CDT. The day was to be routine with the fulfillment of classes at the university for me and private studio teaching for her. We decided to make the day as ordinary as possible, but the plan was to prepare for an extraordinary life of days together. At 7 p.m. our best man (the old man who was a mutual…Continue
Added by Davis on February 27, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
The length of a relationship determines the amount of crap someone should put up with. The graph below shows a crap scale of 1-10 with 10 being pure drama, craziness and completely irrational behavior or violence. The green line is the max limit while the purple line is the general day to day. The majority of the time the drama and other crap should be below the purple line and only occasionally it is acceptable to spike up to the green line. …Continue
Added by Paul_of_TX on February 21, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
After a long day of complicated events along with the rich time of teaching, my wife and I had a later than usual supper which was interrupted several times to change the wash over into the dryer. The “slight” mess from the softener issue required old sheets and towels to mop things up. All needed washing. We finally sat down in the study for our reading from “The Hour Before Dawn.” We both had looks of wonder and amazement at the artistry of Penelope Wilcock. The wife was reading the part…Continue
Added by Davis on February 18, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Well, today was a big day. I was born February 17, 1963...which makes this, yeah, you got it...the BIG FIVE-OH day. Wow. I can't believe I'm fifty...seems like just a short while ago, I was stressed out about turning forty.
The AARP card application arrived last week (so I guess I can join "the Huh-man" Bruce's group now, huh?--the one for older gentlemen? I think I've met the requirements). This is a milestone day---but it's a milestone in a race that I'm not in too big…Continue
"Progress will not come through boundless liberalism nor static conservatism, but at the critical mass of mutual survival. It takes two wings to fly. Whether you're a hawk or a dove, you're just a bird living in the…Continue
Added by Scott Brenner on February 16, 2013 at 8:26pm — No Comments
Added by Scott Brenner on February 15, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I was on the internet and stumbled upon this gem of an article that discusses elementary level students and their extreme stress in standardized test situations. There is one specific instance in which a child worried himself physically ill and as a result his parents cited a very broad religious/ethical consideration that exempted him from the standardized test. The mother said that after not having to worry about the test, her son was much more interested in class and even wants to be a…Continue
Added by Brett ward on February 7, 2013 at 8:56pm — No Comments
We’re at table, and breakfast is concluded. I open the page to Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 14:13-22. This is where we left off yesterday, and our anticipation of pondering yet another chunk of the first Gospel is heightened not because we didn’t know what was in the next few verses and were eager to find out. No, we had traveled these pages many times before—so many times we can’t remember the number. For good reason, the familiarity had not made another “routine” reading jaded with an…Continue
Added by Davis on February 1, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Davis on January 30, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue