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The why that helps make sense of the how. Part of manliness is understanding why you do it.

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The Absurdity of Fat Acceptance

Here come the Social Justice Warriors with their fat acceptance. I can hear them marching in droves with their signs, their safe spaces, and...
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MING Wishes You a Happy Father’s Day

It's Father's Day.  A day when dads should get some peace and quiet.  Maybe a breakfast full of eggshells if your kids are small. As...

5 Reasons Your Daughter Should Train In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

So, you're a dad that worries about his daughter, right? I get it. It's natural to worry about your little girl. It's rough out...
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Coaching the Kids: Take a Knee and Listen To A Volunteer

I have the pleasure to volunteer myself as an assistant coach on my daughter's softball team.  It is a pleasure because of the head coach,...
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Boys Will Be Boys…So Let Them Be Boys

Ah, young boys, or as some people call them, human tornadoes. They are rambunctious, destructive, and more than a little fun. Boys seem like...
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The Participation Trophy and Why It Should Die

I want you to do me a favor if you can. First, go to your attic and find those dusty boxes that have your...
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Bullying Is Not Manly: This Is My Story

I hate bullies. That is what everyone says. It seems like an obvious statement, right? Who the hell would say differently? I am willing...
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Men and Mental Aging: There Is Something You Can Do About It

Last night, while doing some work on the computer, my ADHD brain caught an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles. It was a normal crime-solving...
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Men With A Daughter: Having A Girl Is Just As Great

As much as I want to continue talking about kicking ass and discussing fight history, I am compelled to touch on a subject that...
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Fatherhood’s Five Paragraphs Of An Op-Order

Fatherhood is a lot like the Army in that you're dirty, shifts can last 24 hours, you're grumpy before 0700, and who exactly just...
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Self-Defense and The Modern Woman: Be An Ass Kicker

Hello, Ladies! As I am sitting here writing this morning, I realized that I need to show you all some love. As we stated, we also...
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Kids Aren’t Their Parents, They’re Their Own People

Fatherhood would be so much easier if it came with an instruction manual, wouldn't it? While I like to think I'm doing a decent job...
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You Can’t Fight and M.I.N.G Wants To Help: Part I

Hey kids, El Presidente here.  Today I want to talk about the lost art of fighting.  Fighting has been apart of the human lexicon...
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Westvleteren Brewery: Labor of the Hands

What does it take to be the greatest beer in the world?  Does it even mean anything?  These are two questions that Westvleteren Brewery has...
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Today is International Women’s Day, So Where is My Sammich?

Today, the world is celebrating International Women's Day.  Again, I'll ask; where is my sammich and why is there not a woman making it? The...
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Name One Reason Why I Came Here (NORWICH for short)

Exit 5: Norwich University, hidden in a valley five miles off I-89 in Vermont lies the Norwich University campus.  Nestled in the quiet Green Mountains,...
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You are a Collection of Cognitive Biases, Tubes, and not Much Else

Human beings are basically a collection of tubes with a large, mushy computer attached to the top.  We have developed extremely complex methods of...

Backfire Effect: You’re Probably Angry Because You’re Wrong

We're chock full of cognitive biases.  We covered how we're prone to believe things that aren't real just because they appear real.  Knowing that fact...

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