Stand and Fight

David head

The following is a guest post by Jesse Irizarry. “Ease up on the kid,” the trainer yelled. The fighter backed up to take a break from wailing at my head. There he stood glaring at me, a good thirty pounds heavier than me with almost twenty years’ experience in the ring. The head trainer at […]

32 Rules For The Game of Life

I’m man enough to admit it, that as the tank rolled up, and the sacrifices of the father had all come to fruition, and the boy was happy, safe, and completely ignorant to the atrocities he’d survived, a tear trickled down my cheek. If you don’t know what I’m walking about, you need to watch […]

It’s About Time You Take a Stance

Twait: the majority

There’s a fine line between taking a stance  for or against an action, and judging someone. It’s a line that has been blurred and eschewed over the past few decades to the point where they’re seen as one and the same. Taking a stance is seen as judging, and men – and women – that […]

Obsession & Ruthlessness. Two Characteristics of the Successful.


“Study any person who is known to be a permanent success and you will find that he has a Definite Major Goal; he has a plan for the attainment of this goal; he devotes the major portion of his thoughts and his efforts to the attainment of this purpose. My own major purpose is that of […]

A Real Man Won’t Let Time Run His Life


“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.” ~ Harvey Mackay Are you going to let time beat you? September 9, 1985 was my first day at war with […]

What it Means To Be A Man

What it Means To Be A Man

You’re not a real man just because your balls have dropped, your voice has deepened, or you have some hair on your face. Just because you have a job, lot’s of money, or even a family – although the latter responsibility has turned many a boy into a man – doesn’t give you the title of […]

the death of heroism

william wallace death

Are you a hero? By today’s standards, you may very well be. The modern day hero is the father who is there for his family. He’s the husband who stays faithful to his wife. The person who puts others before himself. The girl who has a crazy idea to help other people instead of simply […]

The Complaining Generation?

frank sinatra

I’m sitting here at the kitchen table sipping on a cup of coffee (French press), getting some work done. I have Johnny Cash and Sinatra on shuffle in the background and it just got me thinking about my generation in comparison to theirs. I had a great conversation yesterday with my Grandparents who live in […]

“he’s a stand-up guy, he’s old school”

old school

This lovely photo was taken by Erica Chan at her birthday this past December. What a fun party! When I think of a guy who’s ‘old school’ I think of values, principles and a guy who isn’t afraid to live by what he believes is important and right in life. I think of a stand-up-guy […]