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Mar 09

Let’s face it – the prospect of a sober St. Patrick’s Day may leave you feeling a bit out of the loop. The holiday, which is highly popular all over the world, has a reputation for being a pretty big drinking day. Let’s be clear – there’s nothing wrong with having some beers on St. Patrick’s Day. But for some, having a few beers isn’t really an option. If you’re in recovery, hoping to provide a child-friendly celebration, or simply not a drinker, it’s easy to feel left out on St. Patrick’s Day. But you don’t have to feel that way. In fact, in many ways, a sober St. Patrick’s Day is a better St. Patrick’s Day. You can focus on the true history behind the holiday It may surprise you to learn that St. Patrick’s Day isn’t really a heavy drinking holiday in many… [Read more]

Mar 26

If you aren’t watching History TV’s Vikings then first of all I am mad at you, second of all I am about to fix your life. Here, click this link (right here), watch the awesomeness, then come back and finish reading this article. Vikings is where it’s at. Now when I call Vikings “the most manliest show on TV” (right now), what I mean is that it takes us to a place of raw, unbridled, machismo. seriously, I had a buddy who sat through an episode with me and he swore off skinny jeans forever after seeing Rollo (character on the show) solo an entire army with a club… Dead serious. It is the kind of show that will make your feminist Twitter activist wife cringe since the characters aren’t written to fit neatly into a 2014 ideal. The setting is dirty, grimy, and absolutely… [Read more]

Nov 07

HBO’s Boardwalk Empire is a show that is loved by both history buffs and lovers of television drama alike. It outlines something of an alternate universe which offers up historical names and figures in a convenient tale of gangsters versus the feds. The setting (those roaring 20’s) is a time when whites and blacks lived separately in their own worlds, and each displayed a level of ingenuity in entrepreneurship that allowed a comfortable life for those who put their brains at work. Liquor was illegal and prohibition ushered in big business for bootleggers and business-owners savvy enough to sell it. The whites held Atlantic City at the ownership level and the blacks kept it running via cooking, cleaning and of course entertaining. “You ain’t no Ma Rainey” – Chalky White One of the major characters in Boardwalk Empire is a hood turned boss by the name of… [Read more]

Sep 05

Do you have a type? I often hear people complain about the dating scene, women say there are no quality guys and the men say all the women they meet are crazy.  Have you ever heard the term history repeats itself?  Well that holds true in a lot of circumstances especially dating; men and women are attracted to potential partners that are more than likely wrong for them. People typically look for the same type of person to date; even after bad experiences they still go for the same “type” thinking that maybe this person will be different.  There is always that chance, but it is not likely.  If you continue to go after the same type of people, then you can expect to get the same results unless you catch a diamond in the rough. I have talked about this many times, the simple… [Read more]

Jul 05

We’re not only writers, we’re readers and below are some of the highlights of the past few weeks that we wish to share: Men to blame for childless women? In Asia there’s a new tendency for men to go their own way – with thousands shunning marriage and kids for a life of independence and control, which no family court can destroy. The same thing is happening across America and Canada. In fact, author Helen Smith PHD recently published a book entitled Men on Strike, where she notes that: ‘America has become anti-male. Men are sensing the backlash and are consciously and unconsciously going on strike. They are dropping out of college, leaving the workforce and avoiding marriage and fatherhood at alarming rates.’ (DAILYMAIL) A woman’s face may drive a relationship’s length: study In a study with several hundred heterosexual male volunteers, a team of… [Read more]

May 31

We’re not only writers, we’re readers and below are some of the highlights of the past few weeks that we wish to share: Men to blame for childless women? – In Asia there’s a new tendency for men to go their own way – with thousands shunning marriage and kids for a life of independence and control, which no family court can destroy. The same thing is happening across America and Canada. In fact, author Helen Smith PHD recently published a book entitled Men on Strike, where she notes that: ‘America has become anti-male. Men are sensing the backlash and are consciously and unconsciously going on strike. They are dropping out of college, leaving the workforce and avoiding marriage and fatherhood at alarming rates.’ (DAILYMAIL) Married or Single? Pick a Box – A lot of women spend time learning and preparing to be a wife… [Read more]

May 27

It isn’t spoken about enough but like many other pink elephants in the room, the lack of true reward for the military soldier in a country that has so much is one that nobody wishes to talk about. Yet daily we see our parents, siblings, sons, and daughters put on the uniform and sign away years of their life in order to meet the needs of the state. These needs are not something that is either new, or something that will ever change as far as I can see. War is hell, but war is a part of the human experience. Unfortunately, as we all very well know, war desires warriors. As civilians we have the weight of support and gratitude for our Spartans who are lucky enough to come home with their shields as opposed to on them, but speak to many veterans and… [Read more]

May 07

Have you been tuning in to History channel’s new hit drama Vikings? Well if you haven’t, you should probably head on over there to take a look at an episode or 2 and get yourself hooked on some Nordic hotties (of both sexes apparently judging from the woman’s love of Ragnar). The show details the life and times of legendary Viking Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his ambitions during the times of raiding, warring, and pillaging… basically Viking stuff – very macho. If you like pretty girls who can hold their own in a fight as well as their men, you may have taken notice of the lady Vikings aka Shield Maidens who impress us with their ability to hold down a family while dancing the war dance when needed. The following gallery focuses on 3 of the main ladies of the 1st Season of… [Read more]