Spending

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...
The last beer. . . .

Share Like a Man

Everyday -- heck every hour -- it seems that I'm trying to teach my boys about sharing. At first, I took the totally wrong approach: The just...
Stay out of Ruts!

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...
Razor Clam

West Coast Razor Clams

  I know, I know, razor clamming? Glorified hole digging? How the hell does that make it onto Man Makes Fire? Here is the situation: The...
Warrior Dash

Make Adventure a Lifestyle

I know you're thinking there is no possible way between work, wife, kids, house, and football that you can cram quality adventure into the...
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....