Mar 12

I follow a number of attractive women on Social Media and there has always been this trend of creeper, loser-types who post comments that they assume is flattering to women. Most of the time it is internet bravery that comes out as creeper text because the guys posting are anonymous, horny, and could care less what anyone thinks. Yesterday, I ran into the same situation on Google+ with one of the women in my circles where she snatched her photograph down because of the zerg of sophomoric commentary about her looks. The White Knights came out en masse to dab the tears from her internet eyes, not knowing that like the former commentators, they were as much a part of the problem as the offenders. Why do I say this? Well the problem with White Knighting is that it normally comes with the game of… [Read more]

Mar 11

When I say it, I come off as some sort of punk looking for pity but take it from a mother of a boy, the world isn’t exactly a friendly place for a man these days. Too often we are reminded that we’re nothing but rapists, dead beat dads, and misogynists with little attention given to the fathers who stay home, the men who lead, and those who earn the title teacher. Men have become America’s villain… As of late Jada Pinkett Smith has been on a crusade on her Facebook to get some answers for the war of the sexes. Touted as one of the only celebrities with a “perfect life” she has written on getting along with her step son’s mother, teaching her daughter how to be a strong, independent thinker, and loving her son so that he can become a man like… [Read more]

Mar 07

As men we have the unfortunate curse of having extremely fragile egos where women are concerned. We don’t want to hear that we were settled on, lucky to have her, or even worse the current member in a long list of clones that occupied your woman’s “type”. So to keep your sanity I warn you men reading to probe ever so lightly where an ex is concerned because you may not like what you will find out. Is Stalking A Lover’s Ex A Manly Trait? Lots of women do this thing where they go digging in your archives to look up women of the past with whom you were in love with at one point. The goal of this behavior starts out as mere curiosity but quickly descends into this obsession to find out who she was, why she was prettier, and how in love you were with her…. [Read more]

Mar 04

When a man is in his late teens and a bit beyond the world seems like a vast landscape of opportunity – especially when it comes to sex. A young man’s dream is to bag so many different flavors of women that by the time he is 40/50 years old he can say that he’s done it all with no regrets along the way. Most young men don’t even think this deep but the hormones are ablaze and the scent of a woman is intoxicating. As we mature and the reality of the world sets in most men evolve. We become a bit more cynical, tired of games, rejection over what we view as trifles and the chase begins to feel childish. Some men grow to be blunter while the richer, more successful are opened to a new world where women have begun to actually… [Read more]

Feb 25

It’s easy to go through life on autopilot as a man. In the book/movie The Matrix the protagonist “Neo” is given a choice between a blue pill – which would let him remain clueless and plugged into the illusion of the world, or a red pill which would unplug him and wake him up to the harsh reality of life. The red pill is the rebellious, hard way of going about things but it bears the greatest reward in true confidence as a man in this world. The Blue Pill of Manhood Let’s discuss what it is to be blue pill male in this world. Blue pill living has your wife/girlfriend picking out your clothes for you because she thinks you dress terribly; it has you punching a clock for some douchebag that refuses to give you a raise unless you threaten to quit. Your… [Read more]

Feb 18

The last Rocky movie took everyone by surprise since it chose to focus heavily on the champion’s heart and outlook over the big training segments and lights out competition that its predecessors had. There was no Apollo Creed to keep the Italian Stallion honest and there was no larger than life super villain like Ivan Drago. To be honest, the movie wasn’t about boxing at all; it was about being a man. If I ever meet Sylvester Stallone I would have to shake his hand and thank him for keeping the standard of manhood alive throughout his films. His body of work speaks for itself but there is one scene in the last Rocky that summed it up beautifully when the champ checked his whiny son by telling him the difference between winning and losing. You’re Better Than That – by Rocky Balboa “Let me… [Read more]

Jan 16

When CNN recently cornered Chairman of Gun Appreciation Day Larry Ward to ask him why his event conflicted with Martin Luther King Jr. Day he made the statement: “I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country’s founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history.” While I want to chalk this statement up to being careless trolling, the teacher in me wishes to correct him and any others who think like him on this sentiment. First of all to say that arming the slaves would have prevented slavery is a careless fantasy at best and secondly I wish that people would treat the narrative of American black slavery with the same reverence they do with… [Read more]

Jan 04

Men of the world, 2012 was not our year… not by a long shot and if we continue on in the same vein as we have been we will accelerate the demise of masculine identity in this modern society. If we are going to make resolutions then becoming better men should be one of them. What is a better man? A better man is a better version of who you are – a more confident version, one who will not let the mainstream convince you that being a man is a bad thing. A better man is a hero to boys, an icon to follow for the confused and unaware, an avatar of where we should be going. The following list of things are steps we could all take to become better men and it isn’t some hogwash textual castration disguised as a “good men… [Read more]