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Putting Blade to Scalp with The Truman Set from Harry’s

When I was 18, I spent a summer working for my Uncle Jim. He was building a hangar apartment for his Cessna single engine on an airstrip about 20 miles east of Downtown Dallas and I needed cash for college. I was no stranger to physical labor but the bulk of my experience was limited to cosmetic work; wallpaper, paint, drywall, etc.…

JI

Unsolicited Review of Jason Isbell’s Something More Than Free

The vast majority of music that comes out today is the artistic equivalent of a kid playing dress up in their parent’s closet. Want a hit song in XYZ genre? Simply add 1 part stock vocal style with 2 parts canned subject matter and 3 parts pat instrumentation, microwave for 15 seconds an bam, instant radio hit. Now, I’m not…

Studio Session-006

MenEssentials: Overcoming My Fear of the Megastore

To be fair, I don’t really have a “fear” of megastores, but “mildly self-aggrandizing, idealogical aversion to” doesn’t really roll off the tongue…or fit in a subject line. So when the guys at MenEssentials first contacted me about checking out their shaving products I took one look at their site and my knee-jerk reaction was to dismiss them. You see, I have always…

Top 100 Things You Need to Know in Life

There are a great many lists out there, any number of which might offer you some keen insight into one thing or another. It’s quite rare though, to come across a list that comprehensively covers the broad spectrum of what one might need to know in order to function as a genuine adult. This list, originally billed as “top 100 words…

Walet

7 Minimalist Father’s Day Gifts + A Bison Made Leather Giveaway

Let’s establish something right up front: I LOVE free stuff. Yep….no shame about it. Send me something for free and you’re well on your way to securing my loyalty for life. Granted, my opinions on your stuff will always be my own, but suffice it to say, free stuff goes a long way with me. The reason this matters today…

JenniSnowCone

How 17 Years of Marriage Cured My Weakness for Complicated Women

Despite how it might seem, I’m a man that likes to keep things pretty simple. I love schedule and order and left to my own devices I would likely eat the same food and drink the same drinks, day-in and day-out, indefinitely. I like peace and calm; I’m not given to emotional extremes. This universal equilibrium is consistently the case…

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Wearing a Suit and Other Musings

I’ve always loved wearing suits. To me, they’re the perfect uniform. Especially on days when I’m totally exhausted and fighting to keep moving forward, wearing a suit makes me feel like I’ve put myself together and I’m taking charge of an otherwise unruly and unmitigated mess of a day. But I get why men are resistant to the idea of wearing a…

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Cool Jenni

Originally posted on Instagram with this preface: Since I have approximately 2000+ Wednesdays left in my life, and since my #WCW is always going to be @theurbanposer, it seems to me that the most logical thing to do with these days is to begin expounding on some of the characteristics that I’ve found most captivating about Jenni.  While going through some…

Accessories

My 30 Year Love Affair with Watches

I have a deeply held set of beliefs regarding what sort of watch a man should and shouldn’t wear. It incorporates a number of different factors ranging from the type of shoes he pairs it with to his age, hair style, sense of humor and the overall state of his career. There’s plenty that I could (and probably will eventually) say regarding…