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What is the Purpose of a Necktie?

At a recent formal event, well formal for the south west anyway, I was asked if neckties have ever served a function other than decoration.  We pondered, postulated, and pontificated for a while and the best we could come up with was that neckties are used to hide buttons.  I was unsatisfied with that answer and decided to do some research.  It turns out neckties have a much longer history.. Read More

Good Timber by Douglas Malloch

The tree that never had to fight For sun and sky and air and light, But stood out in the open plain And always got its share of rain, Never became a forest king But lived and died a scrubby thing. The man who never had to toil To gain and farm his patch of soil, Who never had to win his share Of sun and sky and light and.. Read More

Get Out of Debt Step 5 – College Funding

This is the fifth installment of our Get Out of Debt series based on Dave Ramsey’s bestselling book, “The Total Money Makeover Workbook.”  If you’ve followed the first 4 steps then you are currently debt free except for your house, have three to six months living expenses in savings, and are investing fifteen percent of your income into various retirement accounts.  You are becoming financially fit and are on the.. Read More

Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Friday Poem below is somewhat romanticized, but I challenge you to consider yourself in Paul Revere’s situation.   As the images flow through your mind, look back into history and see yourself there; an army headed your way, a desperate ride to sound the alarm, to rouse and rally before everyone and everything you hold dear is destroyed before your very eyes.  Can you feel the horse beneath you, flanks.. Read More

Get Out of Debt Step 4 – Invest 15% Into Retirement

This is the fourth installment of our Get Out of Debt series based on Dave Ramsey’s bestselling book “The Total Money Makeover Workbook.” If you’ve followed the first three steps, then at this point you are debt free except for your house and you have three to six months of expenses stashed away in an emergency fund. You attacked your debt and built up your emergency fund. The money you.. Read More

Historical Jesus – Not A Wuss

Editor’s note: All men must read this guest post from Nick LaPrell.  It will shed some light on why the Jesus of today irritates you.  Admit it, he does.  It is difficult to believe in a God that, in the back of your mind, you think you can beat up. The Original Godly Gentleman It does not surprise many to learn that more women go to church than men. According.. Read More

Lead Me – by Sanctus Real

Sanctus Real’s Lead Me is a song that has earned itself a permanent place in my music rotation.  I think every man should listen to this song every morning as a reminder of why he’s getting out of bed, and what will be expected of him for the next 18 hours or so.  I find that this song’s powerful words really resonate with me.  Matt Hammitt, the lead vocalist and.. Read More

Get Out of Debt Step 2 – Payoff Your Debts

This is the second installment in our Get Out Of Debt series. In step one of Dave Ramsey’s debt removal plan, he had you save up $1000 for unexpected emergencies. Now we come to the heart of the 7 step process, paying off the debts. No investing, no building up your saving accounts. That comes later. Before you can successfully begin to build wealth, you must first stop hemorrhaging money.. Read More