My Hero, Boromir

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 […]

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Bad Moms; Worse Men.

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 […]

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A Surprisingly Manly Chicken Joint

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 […]

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The Heroism of Fatherhood.

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 […]

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