September 2010

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The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #30: A Fighter’s Heart & Mind with Sam Sheridan

by Brett

Welcome back to another edition of the Art of Manliness Podcast! In this week’s episode I talk to Sam Sheridan, author of the book A Fighter’s Heart and his new book, The Fighter’s Mind. We discuss why kicking ass requires humility, how failure leads to success, what fighting has to do with manliness, and much, much more. […]

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Does Your Passion Show Through?

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: When I came across Bruce Swabb’s introduction in the AoM Community, I took note of the fact that he had quit his accounting job to live on a sailboat. Duly intrigued by what had brought him to this decision, I invited him to share his journey to finding his vocation with AoM ‘s […]

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The Pocket Notebooks of 20 Famous Men

by Brett & Kate McKay

A few weeks ago, we published an article on the Manly Tradition of the Pocket Notebook. For that piece, we dug through old books to find references to how pocket notebooks had been used this past century by men in different walks of life. In the process of compiling those excerpts, we came across intriguing […]

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Manvotional: The Power of Personal Influence

by Brett & Kate McKay

The Power of Personal Influence from Self Control, Its Kingship and Majesty by William George Jordan, 1905 The only responsibility that a man cannot evade in this life is the one he thinks of least,—his personal influence. Man’s conscious influence, when he is on dress-parade, when he is posing to impress those around him,—is woefully […]

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Two Wheels to Freedom Part I: Thoughts on Bike-Touring

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Bryan Schatz. I glanced back and there was my long-haired friend Dan just behind me, pedaling like a madman up yet another endless hill. His face was red with fury, sweat dripping onto the handle bars and his eyes fixated on the white painted shoulder line separating […]

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Manly Finds on Etsy

by Brett

I’ve been doing some guest blogging of late, but I enjoyed a recent opporunity the most. Etsy.com invited me to be a guest curator, which basically involved writing up a list of some things that I thought were cool and manly that are offered for sale on the site. If you’ve never been to etsy.com, […]

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So You Want My Job: Martial Artist

by Brett & Kate McKay

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. The martial arts are a manly pursuit as they teach discipline, focus, respect, […]

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3 Archetypes of American Manliness- Part II: The Heroic Artisan

by Brett & Kate McKay

Today we will cover the second of three archetypes of American manliness proposed by Michael Kimmel in his book, Manhood in America. But before we delve into describing the Heroic Artisan, I think it would be beneficial to briefly review just what an archetype is. I noticed some confusion in the comments about the Genteel Patriarch stemming from reading the description […]

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Never Let the Sun Catch You Sleeping: Why and How to Become an Early Riser

by Brett & Kate McKay

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. - Benjamin Franklin As a boy, waking up early was something I associated with being a man. I figured once you became a man, it was a rule that you had to wake up before sunrise. My dad would be up at […]

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Manly Laptop Bags

by Brett

My Life Scoop is a website that invites bloggers from various blogs to contribute different articles on tech-related themes. They’ve asked me to do a series of articles for the site. For my third entry, I gave a rundown of several laptops bags for the guy who wants something better made and manlier-looking than the […]

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Boxing Basics Part VI: Punching Combinations

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse who is doing a series of posts for AoM on the basics of boxing. So we’ve gone over the various punches and how to defend those punches; now it’s time to get into some combinations. A single punch by itself is pretty much useless. You need a […]

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“Are You a Good Roommate?” Quiz from 1947 Men’s Magazine

by Brett & Kate McKay

I thought this quiz would be fun as guys are heading back to school and moving in with old and new roommates. Are you the kind of roommate that’s “too good to be true” or “should you be a hermit?” Find out with this quiz from the 1946 issue of Varsity Magazine before your roommates start leaving passive aggressive notes for you on […]

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