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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

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

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 freedom to

Posted in Essays, General, Manlyfesto

Manlyfesto 5 – God’s Power & Man’s Will


When I was a kid, my pastors and school teachers had a very hard time teaching me the story of Job. To the non-Christian, Job is one of the oldest books of the Bible, so it is understandable that it

Posted in Essays, Faith, Manlyfesto

Manlyfesto 4 – Propaganda & Control


When people use the word “propaganda”, they usually assume that we all have the same understanding of the word, which goes something like this: propaganda is bad, and even evil. In fact, people assume the definition is so widely understood,

Posted in Essays, Manlyfesto, Politics

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