The Lost Art of Making Stuff

Growing up my brother and I spent a lot of time outdoors. Cruising the streets on our bikes, climbing down sewerage tunnels, putting food on train tracks to watch it explode, playing ball with the rest of the neighborhood kids, riding to the library to get the next Hardy Boys book, using elaborate techniques to …

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The Curse of Being Selfish

There comes a point in life when you realize if you don’t start getting your act together, it’s never going to happen. The truth is, the older you get the harder it is to change. Habits become more entrenched and the will to change weakens. I had this cold revelation several weeks back when I …

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Legendary Quest: Learn How To Fight

One of my legendary quests is “Learn how to fight”. This is not borne out of some sick need to go around beating up people. It’s because I want to be able to defend myself and my family should the need ever arise. I think all men can identify with this desire. A number of …

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Let Others Feel the Weight of Your Convictions

There is nothing more pathetic than a man with a lack of strong convictions. Someone who is continually swayed by the opinions of others. Whose ‘beliefs’ falter at the slightest hint of opposition or questioning. To live in such a manner is not living, it is merely existing. One of the critical aspects of becoming …

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The Road to Hell is Paved With Good Intentions

Growing up in a Christian home (I’m still a Christ follower) I’ve heard that statement a fair bit over the years. In fact I still use it myself at times. The proverb is brilliant in its simplicity: good intentions are meaningless without action. Let me relate this to something I’m sure every man in a …

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