Better Man

How to be a man, a leader, a kick-ass doer — what to do, how to live, lessons, rules, and codes.

5 Songs to Live By

Rockin the stage. Studies in neuroscience have shown that music is capable of influencing complex neurological processes. What I get from this is that the type of music I listen to affects me in different w...

How to Lock in Resolve that Can Last 12 Months

Beer, economics, a manly book . . . all part of the BAD MF'R plan. Like many men, at the start of each new year, I half-assedly attempt to reflect upon my life in order to create improvement goals for the f...

Spend on Experiences – Not Stuff

Thomas DeLeire at the University of Wisconsin recently published research examining nine major categories of consumption. His discovery was that the only category to be positively related to happiness was leisu...

Are You Whipped? Uh Oh, Here’s Your Way Out

If there was any hesitation in your mind when you read the title question, you’re whipped.* You might as well break out the handcuffs and hand the key to the chick who’s running your life. But there’s ho...

Rhythm vs Rut

Definitely a rut. Back in my Marine Corps days I was instructing rooks on Humvee (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) driving. A pretty fun albeit slightly crazy task. The basic idea was that the ne...
Goose Hunting

Pushing Boundaries

No, I don't mean annoying people. I'm talking about being the rookie. I'm challenging the notion that taking on the role of rookie is a bad thing.  Without rookies, every activity would die a short lonely death...

Unforgettable

There are moments in our lives that seem to pass by with little or no notice at all. Common everyday things happen that our conscious minds don't even bother to register. A car passes us on the road, a bird fli...
Jumping in the Illinois River at Grants Pass Oregon

Carpe Praesenti – Seize the Moment

Everyone has heard Carpe Diem, otherwise known as Seize the Day, but I am challenging us to do even better: Carpe Praesenti, a.k.a. Seize the Moment. My. family and I, which consists of Myself, My Wife, ...