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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 —

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

Posted in Essays

Manlyfesto 6 — Reading is Selfish

There are two types of people who have the luxury to read — the rich, and the lazy poor. Before I dig myself too deep of a hole, let me first say that I adore reading. If I had the

Posted in Essays, General, Manlyfesto

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