The 15 Minute Renaissance Man

The 15 Minute Renaissance Man
Looks like you're new here! Join our manly community by subscribing via RSS or email. “Our liberty depends on our education, our laws, and habits… it is founded on morals and religion, whose authority reigns in the heart…” - Fisher Ames, American Founding Father Cultivation of a sharp and able mind is not merely a ...

4 Clear Instances of God’s Hand In The American Revolution 13

4 Clear Instances of God’s Hand In The American Revolution
“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records.  They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.” – Alexander Hamilton, Founding Father and U.S. Treasurer ...

The Progress Of a Gentleman 1

The Progress Of a Gentleman
“What interested me most of all were Cortright’s books.” - George Mahon Today it is my pleasure to present a rather long article by George Mahon. The description of a young man’s career, I found this in a 1911 book titled simply, Business.  Slightly longer than normal, this biography is worth every word in it. ...

The Six Secrets of Effective Goals 2

The Six Secrets of Effective Goals
I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants. - Zig Ziglar Learning to set effective goals – goals that actually get done – can make ...

Learn To Think Like Thomas Edison 1

Learn To Think Like Thomas Edison
“Genius is 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration.” -Thomas Edison While inspiration cannot replace persistence and determination, it is nonetheless a crucial catalyst in every great accomplishment. Just pulling your mower’s rip cord might not cut your grass very quickly, but neither will only filling the gas tank.  Combined, however, pulling the rip cord ...

The Beginner’s Guide to Bicycle Theft 5

The Beginner’s Guide to Bicycle Theft
“In most large cities, a bicycle is stolen every thirty seconds. In 1994, the FBI reported that bike theft was up 10 percent…” – Bob Mionske, Bicycle Law Specialist Bicycle theft is a major problem, and, if you ride very often, your bike will most likely be eyed by thieves at one time or other. ...

Do You Hear The Echoes? 1

As you may have noticed, soon after returning I disappeared again.  This time, the departure will be more long-term. Soon after starting to write again, I learned of an accounting internship with CollegePlus! that would give me valuable experience while enabling me to graduate from college free of debt.  After praying about and discussing this ...

How To Measure Your Creative Thinking Abilities

How To Measure Your Creative Thinking Abilities
“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all.” – Edward de Bono Not only is creativity one of the most important skills a man should possess, but it is also one of the most difficult to gain.  Thinking outside of the box requires concentration and constant exercise to remain ...

How To Plan Better By Playing Chess 1

How To Plan Better By Playing Chess
Editor’s Note: This article is by a rather distinguished guest author, Benjamin Franklin.  Although written more than two centuries ago, his piece, originally titled The Morals of Chess, still has value for us today. The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course ...

I Have Returned! 2

I Have Returned!
“People of the Philippines: I have returned.” – General Douglas MacArthur As World War II began, General Douglas MacArthur – the commander of the “U. S. Army Forces In The Far East” – found his Philippine headquarters menaced by the Japanese military. As the situation grew more desperate, MacArthur was commanded by the President to ...