Mastering The Pull-up

If you want to improve your appearance and boost your confidence, there is no substitute for building muscle.  The good news is a man can build muscle at any age, and you don’t need a gym membership or even a set of weights to do it.  If you’re healthy enough to exercise — and if you […]

Meet the Hall of Fame Running Back Who Didn’t Like Football

For a lot of men, fall means football.  Perhaps it’s the memory of their own playing days in Pop Warner leagues, sandlot games or the varsity squad.  Maybe it’s memories of going to games with Dad.  Or maybe it’s the vicarious thrill of watching two teams at the peak of their athleticism battle for supremacy. Some […]

Sex: Why Not Try Something Different?

Sex. It’s everywhere. And if you believe the media it seems that everybody’s doing it with everyone else and that everybody’s doing it but you. It’s worth questioning whether this is so. And even more important, it’s worth asking if this is what we were designed for. First of all, the idea that “everybody else is doing […]

Follow Your Passion — Or Develop Your Passion?

The following story appeared as a guest post by Mark Kinsley on Q’s Views — the blog of Mark Quinn.  I have obtained the permission of Los Dos Marcos to reproduce it in part here.  Click here to read the original post. I want to feature this story here because young men are complaining that […]

The Only Way Off This Mountain Is Over It

When my older son was about to turn ten, I began a three-year process of initiating him into manhood.  (How I came to this decision is the subject of an upcoming post.)  The first part of this entailed a four-day backpacking trip along a segment of the Foothills Trail in the mountains of South Carolina. Here […]

Truett Cathy: An Inspiration and an Example

“It’s better to build boys than to mend men.” – S. Truett Cathy Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died today at the age of 93.  It’s hard to imagine now, but Chick-fil-A wasn’t always a major brand or a nationwide enterprise.  Under the patient leadership of Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A grew purposefully to become one of America’s […]

Cultivating a Winning Work Ethic

Work is not a four-letter word.  Oh sure, on Sunday nights it’s often difficult to unplug from recreation and recapture — or manufacture — the appropriate enthusiasm for the day job.  But there are great rewards and greater opportunities coming to those with a winning work ethic. It may surprise you to learn that an elevated […]