Life is Just One Big Pissing Contest

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Standing in front of the toilet with far too much water built up in my bladder, I let it fly. The sound is Niagara falls-esque as it wakes up my deaf dog, the neighbors, and any other living being within a 10 block radius. The birds begin to chirp a few hours too early and the rooster crows […]

Stand and Fight

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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 […]

The 20 Rules of Manhood

I’ve just returned from the post office where I picked up my new favorite shirt. ‘Tis navy in color, adorned with the wise words that a Legendary man once spoke in his speech to countrymen: Dare Mighty Things. That man, of course, is Theodore Roosevelt. That speech, incredibly, was made when he was the President of the United […]

32 Rules For The Game of Life

I’m man enough to admit it, that as the tank rolled up, and the sacrifices of the father had all come to fruition, and the boy was happy, safe, and completely ignorant to the atrocities he’d survived, a tear trickled down my cheek. If you don’t know what I’m walking about, you need to watch […]

7 No B.S. Life Lessons From Tony Soprano

My mom is Italian. She came over on a boat from Italy not long after the Second World War had come to an end. Maybe that’s why I have always loved gangsters, and especially those of the Italian variety. Or, maybe it’s because gangsters are the cowboys of my generation. They’re the outlaws. The men […]

The Emasculation of Men

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There’s an epidemic going on amongst men. It’s a sickness, a deterioration of our masculinity, a destruction of our drive. The Emasculation of Men is real. It’s causes are debated, as are it’s characteristics. To avoid going down this road in our own lives, we need to recognize it in ourselves, in those around us, […]

Toughness is a Sword Sharpened by Inconvenience

“To build mental toughness, you have to inconvenience yourself. The early morning runs if you hate late night runs, the late night runs if you hate early morning runs, the snowy, cold, the worst conditions you can get, put yourself in those conditions and really make it inconvenient, and you start to get a genuine expectation of winning for […]

How to Win When Shit Hits The Fan

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“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” ~ Winston Churchill Worry can take down any dream. It can diminish the greatest man into a shriveled, […]

How to Be A Real Man, A Legend.

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Becoming a Legend: A Guide to Creating the Heart of a Real Man As a former skinny guy, amateur boxer, athlete, and a boy entering manhood in a world where manliness is scarce. I’m obsessed with creating the best person I can create. And my site reflects my desire. The further along a go on […]

25 Ways To Man Up!

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To ‘man up’ is to act like a man. But what does ‘acting like a man’ mean? Well, a real man is a rock. He’s a leader. He’s the foundation that supports his family and friends. When others lose hope, have fear, or quit, he continues forward, bringing them with him in the process. Real men are […]

Courage. The Most Important Virtue A Man Can Possess.

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“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” C.S. Lewis I watched a movie the other day. It made me think whether or not I would have the courage to stand up for what I believe, and what I stand for, even in the face […]

A Real Man Won’t Let Time Run His Life

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“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.” ~ Harvey Mackay Are you going to let time beat you? September 9, 1985 was my first day at war with […]