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Invictus

  I’m normally too busy these days to keep a steady blog going, but I do like to share items as they inspire me with the hope that you’ll feel the same. The following poem, Invictus, which is Latin for “unconquered”, talks of having strength through adversity and a resolute will. After a pretty rough […]

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The 300

Over the past year, I’ve gone through a real shift in my thinking. In this transition, I’ve taken a hard look at the influence that I’ve had on people, as a leader, father, boss, mentor, and brother. Because of my military background and transient lifestyle, those people are mostly scattered around the world. So daily […]

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Like a Hero Going Home…

  So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the […]

Passing on a Legacy

Priest, Prophet, Warrior

King David was being the classic dad: not communicating, not taking charge of the situation, and leaving things until they were almost too late.

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Brothers Just Wanna Have Fun…

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” – Proverb “Brothers don’t shake hands, brothers gotta hug!” – Chris Farley in Tommy Boy Although we’ve already discussed the importance of battling beside each other, and challenging and encouraging each other, another important facet of brotherhood is the ability to let our hair down* […]

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Brotherhood: Strength and Challenge

A couple of weekends ago, I was able to go on my own “men’s” weekend. It was made up of myself, Tim Miles, my friend and partner in Global Adventure, his son Ben who is also a volunteer leader with the charity, and our friend Phil. We planned to wild camp, do some climbing and […]

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The Bond of Blood: Brotherhood

I’m using this post to kick off a series on Brotherhood. It’s one of those words which is becoming clichéd, so I want to try and describe what I mean when I use it here on this site. I think creating meaningful relationships with men is a lost art but a vital concept for men […]

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The Proper Function of Man

I’d rather be ashes than dust! I’d rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I’d rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to […]

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Go as a pilgrim

I think this may be my new mantra. It really does touch on some serious topics that I’ve been searching on… Risk. Doing Hard Things. Comraderie. Go as a pilgrim and seek out danger far from the comfort and the well lit avenues of life. Pit your every soul against the unknown and seek stimulation […]