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What’s Yours is Mine


I’ve been thinking about money recently. Not because I have a lot of it, but because I want to. At my age, with a wife and two kids, I find myself thinking about sending the kids to college, and being able to live when I can’t work anymore. To do these things, I need money.

Posted in Essays, General, How to Be Classy, Manlyfesto, Money

How To Be Classy


Many of the top Google results for “how to be classy” are pretty unclassy. They include top-10 lists, and brilliant observations like “don’t burp in public”. They co-mingle words like “fabulous” and “hip” with “classy”, as if they mean the

Posted in Cars & Roads, Dress & Fashion, Essays, How to Be Classy, How Tos, Language, Money, Relationships, Society, Taste

Trade Your Child for the Vacation of a Lifetime


 Manlyfesto 9 I had lunch with a group of friends today. One of them had a baby a few years ago, and so she and I started chatting about kids. I told her that my wife was pregnant with our

Posted in Essays, General, Manlyfesto

Manlyfesto 8 – Belief vs. Knowledge

Photo courtesy of the Georgian National Museum.

Q: Does God exist? A: I don’t know. Some of my fellow Christians, upon hearing the exchange above, would think that the man answering is either an agnostic, or a back-slidden Christian. I believe that it does Christians no good

Posted in Essays, Faith, Manlyfesto, Science

Manlyfesto 7 – Protect Naivety


People tend to think of naivety as an embarrassing horror to be avoided. They think of naive people (or naifs) as people who need a good heaping dose of reality to cure them of their unfortunate naivety. On the contrary,

Posted in Essays, General, Manlyfesto

Why I’m Retiring From Movie Making

Today, I released my final movie, Into the Tin. It is my final movie, not because I’ve grown bored with movie making, but because it demands time I don’t have. Of course, my story is no different than yours—who has

Posted in Essays, Movie Making, Oxhorn News

Think Rationally


Here’s to the sane ones. The patient. The long-suffering. The hard workers. The molded cog from raw metal. The ones who see things as they are. They’re not fond of band-wagons, and they have no respect for anarchists. You can

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