Why An Elephant?

“Why a duck?” – Chico Marx Some friends have asked why I chose an elephant as my logo.  Contrary to popular surmise, it’s not a political statement, but there are characteristics of elephants that I thought compared favorably to the state of contemporary masculinity; Live large, live long Elephants are among the largest and longest […]

Six Reasons You Should Consider a Job in Sales

“Nothing happens until something gets sold” -Ancient proverb It’s no secret that the  job market is tough and more competitive than ever.  There is a surplus of highly educated and ambitious college graduates vying for the most prestigious positions — and this is before one takes into account the number of people already working and […]

MILF — Men, I’d Like for us to Focus

“Stacy’s mom has got it goin’ on…” -Fountains of Wayne There seems to be a fascination with older women as sex objects.  The terms Cougar or MILF may be fairly recent, but the appeal of an experienced older woman is not new.  Even before Stifler’s mom, or Stacy’s mom, the movies “The Graduate” and “Summer of […]

Four Lessons from King Lune of Archenland

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” -1 Peter 2:9 (NIV) From the time my first son was born I have been a fan of C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles […]

Masculine Initiation – A Field Report

A note from the host: The following is a first-person account of masculine initiation, written by my son, Samuel.  I’m proud and honored to welcome him as the author of this site’s first guest post.  Here’s Sam: The summer before my tenth birthday, my Dad took me on a four-day backpacking trip. This was the start of […]

The Root of the Poison Tree

“The increasing complexity and precariousness of our economic life have forced Government to take over many spheres of activity once left to choice or chance. Our intellectuals have surrendered first to the slave-philosophy of Hegel, then to Marx, finally to the linguistic analysts.” – C. S. Lewis from “Willing Slaves of the Welfare State” Last […]

Determine to Pass it On

“…and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” – 2 Timothy 2:2 Some time ago, I wrote a post concerning living a life of consequence whose title was “You Cannot Eat Like a Sparrow and Defecate Like an […]

The High Price of Free – Part II

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” -Jesus (Matthew 6:21 – NIV) In Part I, we discussed the connection between work and satisfaction.  I posited that the contentment that comes from working toward and achieving a goal is great inspiration toward further accomplishment — a virtuous circle.  But how does the […]