Does Porn Have a Place in a Man’s Life?

Porn and manhood

Where does porn fit in to your life’s narrative? That is, with you not being a guy who’s content with mediocrity but instead a man who has a fundamental understanding that we have one, brief life that’s but a flicker of light in the story of eternity, giving us a responsibility to make the best and be the best with [...]

8 Lessons in Manhood From the Vikings

Viking warrior

What we think of men today is far different from what men used to be, and what men were meant to be. Men were once warriors and farmers. They were leaders and kings. They were strong, smart, and dangerous. They conquered and they defended. There was a time when the TV remote wasn’t yet invented and [...]

The Ideal Start to an Ideal Day

Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Greatness doesn’t happen accidentally, nor does it occur in an instant. Greatness, or a grand life, an epic adventure, a legacy filled with impact and meaning to the individual and those who were fortunate enough to be a part of his life, happens over time. That life we want can’t be a life we seek, [...]

The Leg Day to End All Leg Days

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Prior to writing this article I spent a couple of wonderful days visiting family in the north of Italy near a town called Udine. As Italian families do, I was spoiled with some of the most delicious food my tastebuds have ever had to pleasure of coming in contact with and in amounts that sent [...]

How to Live a Story Worth Reading

Saxon King

The best books and films aren’t always those that are done on the grandest scale, but when your boundaries are limitless and you perfect the details, something legendary is created. The Gladiator and Braveheart found this balance in cinematic form. Lord of the Rings and Narnia in the literary form. Theodore Roosevelt and Alexander the [...]

10 Stories Every Man Must Live to Tell

hemingway story

I’ve stumbled upon a nice little café here in Milan that’s run by a friendly couple who speak English and serve the best espresso and the best gelato, period. ‘Twas at this cafe where a few hours ago a nice old man, a friend of their’s, stopped by to talk. He, as he always does, [...]

Dreams Don’t Come True. Plans Come True.

Alexander the Great

My dream is my dream. I hold it close. I guard it. I protect it by making plans to end its existence as a dream and graduate it to a reality. A dream that stays a dream is about as useful as a tit on a boar hog. It does nothing but damage. A dream [...]

To Live As William Wallace Lived.

braveheart paint

I am William Wallace, or at least I’m in his mind as I walk up the steep hill on the way to the monument that’s erected in his honor. I close my eyes, for a moment, to bring myself back to a time when freedom was something men were willing to die for and tyranny [...]

The One Thing That’s Stopping You From Being ‘In The Arena’.

Colosseum

My mind was racing. I’d just stepped off the plane from England to Rome that, of course, began in Vancouver only a day before. Now, for the first time I was about to step beneath the columns that line Colosseum and into its heart. There wasn’t one singular thought in my head. I wasn’t just [...]

The Secret of Life: One Thing

one thing

What separates great men from the rest of those who only toil with their potential isn’t the ability to do more, but the ability to focus on one thing and see it to fruition. No matter what distractions come their way it’s the great men who are able to resist them and maintain focus on that one [...]

10 Ways The Gym Makes You a Better Man

TR moose

I went to the gym today even though I didn’t feel like it. That’s a win. I pushed myself to lift heavier weights and for a few more reps than I really cared to; yet another win. I struggled through pain and fought my mind when it told me to quit, when it tried to [...]

Why You’re Living a Small Life & How to Change

Silhouette of Afonso Henriques statue in Guimaraes Portugal. Eur

Turning right I see a line up of guys leaning against graffiti covered walls acting as guards of the town or the neighborhood or merely their building, I don’t know. Their eyes glare at an individual who is clearly not from around these parts as I look at the street names, then back down at [...]

Stand and Fight

David head

The following is a guest post by Jesse Irizarry. “Ease up on the kid,” the trainer yelled. The fighter backed up to take a break from wailing at my head. There he stood glaring at me, a good thirty pounds heavier than me with almost twenty years’ experience in the ring. The head trainer at [...]

Fight for the Moment

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Be fully in the moment, open yourself to the powerful energies that are dancing around you. ~ Hemingway Heroes are realized in moments of grand action. They’re made over years of battling, braving the harshness that others avoid, building resilience and grit that most don’t have the patience for. Where warriors, legends, and heroes excel, isn’t [...]