Dad’s matter, or so I have argued. No one can argue without lying that fathers aren’t fundamental and important to the family. Any cursory glance at the statistics of fatherless homes informs you of that. But what if your dad sucks? You can talk all day about how dads are necessary to the […]Read more "Bad dad, good dad."
There’s a lot of guys out there who don’t know what to do with women. I don’t mean they can’t flirt. I mean they think girls are more trouble than they are worth. If there’s no strategy guide, then it can’t be worth it. They don’t want the responsibility, aren’t quality guys themselves, or figure […]Read more "The ladies."
I have been through a lot recently. And when I go through a lot the person in all of literature I think of most is Boromir of Gondor from J.R.R. Tolkien’s unassailable masterpiece “The Lord of the Rings.” I think of Boromir because while there are more righteous characters, those characters are not meant to […]Read more "My Hero, Boromir"
My wife and I were craving a stupid movie to unleash some pent up tension after a demanding couple of months. Enter a movie called “Bad Moms.” The trailer relates the story of a single mom stressed to the edge. She decides to embrace being a “bad” mom instead of a hyperactive one. I wasn’t terribly […]Read more "Bad Moms; Worse Men."
I apologize to readers that I have not been more active in these last six weeks. My father passed away and I have been dealing with the fallout of this. I hope soon to discuss how men can deal with loss and grief. I can tell you taking it stoically is not the way to […]Read more "Sorry for the delay"
Chicken Salad Chick. OK, I admit I lied. Chicken Salad Chick is decidedly unmasculine. But I appreciate that. They are honest about it. They admit they cater to, well, chicks. Their bathrooms are named “Chicks” and “Chick Magnets.” I love it. They are not catering to androgynous, metrosexual pussies. They are recognizing gender dichotomies. They […]Read more "A Surprisingly Manly Chicken Joint"
Fatherhood is tough. Add in being a husband too and it’s damn near impossible. Only a man can handle an adventure that big. Fighting dragons is easy when you only have to worry about yourself. My daughter’s favorite movie right now is Finding Nemo. Soon she’ll watch other movies of fatherly heroes like Hook and […]Read more "The Heroism of Fatherhood."