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Father's Day: Advice and Lessons
Advice and lessons learned from a few of my friends who have become Dad's recently.
Find a Mentor
Mentors help make your path to wherever you're going a little easier. They've gone through it already.
Texas is a hot spot for hockey. The farm team for the Dallas Stars play in Cedar Park, just north of Austin. I went with my family to wat...
Recommended Reading: WM Brown Magazine
Matt Hranek, founder of the WM Brown Magazine, is the man a renaissance man tries to emulate. The kind of guy who will - with genuine ex...
The G Shock is Back!
I took my G Shock to a watch repair shop inside the local mall to get the battery replaced. That's a very weird sentence for 2020, but it...
Nov 20, 2019
G SHOCK: A Big Bulky Ugly Watch
My G-SHOCK finally died over the weekend after almost a decade of wearing it. I have nothing, literally nothing, from ten years ago other...
Nov 13, 2019
"Here!", is an Option
I didn't expect to be shin deep in run off water tonight. But I learned to expect the unexpected when I bought my GSP five or so years ag...
Sep 12, 2019
Recommended Reading: Men and Manners by David Coggins
When we think about our lives, we think about the big moments. The small stuff seems to just blend into oblivion. Unless we are actually in
Sep 6, 2019
I've never met a short work week I didn't like. But we can put that business behind us and focus on the weekend. Still itching for dove? ...
Sep 6, 2019
T&T turns 1 (almost)
September 15th will mark the one year anniversary of my first blog post. Here are five things I would tell myself a year ago.
Sep 4, 2019
Chasing Dove: Humility and Triumph
Labor Day weekend is over. I hope you took advantage of it. I spent the 72 hours celebrating the arrival of hunting season by attempting to
Aug 30, 2019
This day will be much needed. Because opening day of dove season falls on this weekend too.
Aug 20, 2019
Cigars: An Escape
Cigars act like punctuation: they serve as a tool to provide context for a given subject...
Aug 15, 2019
New Provisions: Filson Tin Game Bag
The sun in August shows little mercy. But there is hope. A new beginning on the horizon. In a few weeks, on September 1st, hunting season...
Jun 10, 2019
4 Father's Day Gifts
Father's Day is coming up. I hate to break it to you, but Dad doesn't want a tie. I'm serious. He loves you. But there's some things men ...
May 8, 2019
Home Bar basics
Learn to stock your own bar.
Mar 12, 2019
Be a Renaissance Man
Generated and tinkered by the greeks, the term polymath emerged. It is used today to define "a person of wide-ranging knowledge and learn...
Jan 21, 2019
The Razor's Edge
Light stirs inside men’s souls; people resuscitated report seeing a light before death. It’s a force that both pushes and pulls. It keeps...
Oct 2, 2018
Hey folks, it's October, so while it still might not feel like fall in Austin we can pretend. Hopefully we get to throw some sweaters and...
Sep 19, 2018
Establishing a Morning Routine
I feel like I’ve been passive with my time for the last year or so. I think of ideas and don’t take action. I feel motivated to work out ...