Changes come to all

Over the last while, I have been struggling somewhat with this site, the purpose behind it and my reasons for writing. The idea for this blog grew out of a response to the number of men’s magazines that talked about style, fashion and issues that matter to men, like career and fatherhood from a perspective […]

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Summer’s waning days

August always makes me contemplative.  It is a time of both endings and beginnings, preparing for a new school year while squeezing the last bits of unbounded liberty from the warm days. This year I feel more contemplative than most.  Political and idealogical strife seem completely out of control, while, at the same time, my […]

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When in doubt, sample!

As our final post for June, let me offer a final suggestion for tackling the new and scary.  Sample! The concept of sampling is one that we relate to woth food.  We try little bits of something, often many somethings, to discover new tastes and new fare.  It isn’t a commitment to anything, and the […]

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Go someplace new

When was the last time you went someplace totally new?  It could have been across town or across the country or even across an ocean, that doesn’t matter.  What matters is that it was new, different, and out of the ordinary for you. Remember, we have been talking about doing something scary this month, and […]

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Start a conversation

In continuing with the theme of accepting challenges, I offer this one: start a conversation with a stranger. We often avoid conversations beyond small talk in general, which is a shame.  Conversation with new people often results in new insights, new understanding and, occasionally, a new friend. I did this earlier today.  At a meeting […]

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Start small, but start now!

The man of substance does not wait for the right moment to begin something, he starts where he is and when he is!  Things may not be perfect to act, but he can prepare.  He may not be aware of everything that needs to be prepared, but he can gather information and plan.  It may […]

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Pick something scary

Over the past few weeks I have been getting hints from the universe, little messages that seem to be pointing me I the direction of accepting challenging, sometimes even scary things.  Whether it has been a project so critical that I am afraid of messing it up or of allowing one of my children to […]

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