First Two Weeks of Being a Dad

I’ve survived my first 2 weeks of being a dad. For me, fatherhood is a journey that I have been on since I first found out I was becoming a father and a dad. The adventure kicked off in a whole new way with baby Alexander’s physical arrival. Fatherhood and by automatic Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 15: Advice from Yore

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Come up with your own Cabinet of Invisible Counselors. There are innumerable great men from history who we can learn from today. When thinking about your life or pondering some question or problem, yes, go to actual mentors and friends, but also take in the advice Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 14: Experiencing Poetry by Hannah Drake

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Write a review of some form of entertainment you recently took in. Whether book or movie or TV show or Broadway play, write out what you liked and didn’t like about it. Was the acting/writing good? Could you follow the story? Is there anything you can Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 10: The Hero’s Journey

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Take a look at the hero’s journey, and identify where you are in that journey. Doing so can help you better understand where you are in life, and help you figure out where to go next. You can take it in the context of your entire Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 8: Career Plans

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Take some time today to reflect on your career. Jot down a timeline of it, including all the ups and downs. What was your best experience? And the worst? What would you like your future to look like, in terms of your career? If you’re a Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 7: A week of posting

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: You’ve made it one week! Reflect on what this newfound practice has been like. Getting through the first seven consecutive days is truly the hardest part. Have you enjoyed it? Has it been difficult? Has it been what you expected? I’ve made it to one week Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 6: On Manliness

The challenge for Day 5 was to write a personal letter to someone and I kept that challenge for my self. So, we’ve skipped a day and moved on to challenge number six. Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Pick a quote from our 80-ish quotes on manhood and reflect on why Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 2: Six Word Memoir

I have to admit that I had a good start on this particular post since I had done this activity before. Today’s AoM journaling challenge: Continuing to work within that idea of constraints, try to write a 6-word memoir of your life so far. This idea is rumored to have Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 1: Why do this at all?

Having returned to the blogosphere, I was looking for something to get me back into the habit of posting regularly. I found an answer through the 31-day journaling challenge presented by the Art of Manliness (AoM) blog. Today’s challenge: AoM Journaling Challenge Day 1: Why do this at all? Start with answering Continue Reading →