August 2011

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Sharpen Up! Basic Essentials of Sharpening Your Edged Tools

by Darren Bush

This post is part of a series brought to you by RAM. For more information about RAM Series trucks visit us at: http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/guts_and_glory/. What’s this?I think sharpening edged tools is one of the more useful outdoor skills, and it has a glorious payoff in the home as well. The good news is that it’s no longer a Black Art practiced only by shamans and mountain men who eat only bear meat. The old days of nothing but Arkansas stones and a little luck are over. You don’t need to know anything, you just need the right equipment.

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Manliness Doesn’t Just Happen

by Brett & Kate McKay

From time to time, readers will email me an article they’ve read that argues a point contrary to the message of the Art of Manliness and suggest that I respond to it. I have typically declined because I am of the idea that it’s better to act than to react and that the best thing […]

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Romantic Love Can Last

by Brett & Kate McKay

Love. Whether in the form of poems, moony songs, philosophical treatises, romantic notes, or angry letters, no aspect of human life has had quite so much ink spilled over it. It has since time immemorial been a driving force of life, and for just as long remained utterly mysterious, an experience that could be mused […]

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Reminder: Tomorrow’s the Last Day to Enter the AoM Pose Contest

by Brett & Kate McKay

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is the last day to submit a photo to the AoM Put Up Your Dukes contest. All entries must be submitted by August 10, 2011 by 11:59:59 PM CDT. We’ll then select the top 5 entries and open voting to the public on August 16 to select the grand prize and […]

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Announcing the Official Manvotionals Book Site

by Brett & Kate McKay

We’re just a little more than a month away from the launch of our second book, Manvotionals: Timeless Wisdom and Advice on Living the 7 Manly Virtues. We can’t wait to share this book with you guys! We wanted to give you a sneak peak of the book before it launches, so we created an […]

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A Gentleman Never Arrives Empty-Handed

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Raymond. It’s a sultry summer night, and you’re on your way to an elegant dinner party given by your boss and his charming wife. You arrive at the appropriate time, impeccably dressed in casual evening wear and greet your hostess with a smile—and nothing more. Imagine your […]

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So You Want My Job: NBA Strength and Conditioning Coach

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. Are you a guy who loves athletics, working out, and learning about health […]

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How to Throw a Tomahawk Like a Mountain Man

by Brett & Kate McKay

It was the ambition of the boys to be able to throw a tomahawk with the skill and accuracy of our pioneer forebears, and the ability soon acquired by the boys in throwing hatchets at targets was really remarkable. They would come up to within thirty feet of an old board fence with a whoop and a yell, […]

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Leadership Lessons from Ernest Shackleton

by Brett & Kate McKay

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In September of 1914, Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton set out on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition with the goal of being the first man to traverse the Antarctic continent. While he did not complete the transcontinental journey he had hoped for, he brought back all 27 of his men alive, a feat of magnificent leadership without parallel. How did he do it? Shackleton’s leadership abilities were myriad, but today we will focus on the two most vital: his resilience and service.

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