In today's society, this message needs to get out... We mediate our lives through social media, in which we only present carefully curated versions of ourselves. We have less of the kind of intimate, face-to-face relationships where we can let our guard down and show all the sides of ourselves. Because we keep our flaws hidden, we … Continue reading Why Teasing Is Good for Society, and for the Soul | The Art of Manliness
Every year, roughly 15% of the population of America relocates. If we expand that to a five-year period, that number balloons to 40%. Most moves are within about 50 miles, but one-fifth of those relocaters change states. My wife (Jane) and I moved from Des Moines, Iowa to Denver, Colorado about 10 months ago. We … Continue reading How to Make Friends in a New City | The Art of Manliness
A friend of mine was texting me the other night with issues she was having with her daughter, Mothers Day had come and passed and all she received from her daughter was a text stating Happy Mothers Day. Shallow and cold, I will admit, but not unexpected. The relationship between them has always been a … Continue reading Mother, Daughter and John 15:13
href="https://anamericanpointofview.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/20120610-101037.jpg"> My job takes me all over the world, I have the privilege of visiting many countries and making amazing friends everywhere I go. Mexico is no different. Eight months ago I was in Mexico City, not for work, but for a celebration. My good friend was getting married, and I was given the privilege … Continue reading The Mexico I thought I would never see
Jesus H. Christ (Photo credit: angelofsweetbitter2009) "I give you a new commandment: Love one another as I have loved you." (John 13:34) Jesus, after washing the feet of His friends, gave the commandment to love one another as he has loved us, that, my friends, is a hard commandment. The love of Jesus is … Continue reading Did Jesus set us up for Failure?
First Point I, like many, was sadden to hear about Whitney Houston's death. Death, of anyone, is always a tragic and sad moment, Life that has ended always leaves someone sad, even the murder has loved ones. Yes, I am a child of the 80’s, I graduated in ‘84, so the soundtrack to my teenage … Continue reading Whitney and the 4 points
Change is an important part of our lives, its something we need to be doing, constantly. The act of standing still is the act of slowly dyeing. We are made to be active, to be on the move, at all times. It is in our DMA. And by being active I not only mean physically, … Continue reading Change, to fear or not to fear, that is the question…