Category: Living

Living

An Awesome Prayer to Start Your Day

You will find yourself saying this out loud as if it we’re a great soliloquy. This prayer is pure strength. (Updated with version found in The Manual for Men.) Lorica (Breastplate) of St. Patrick I bind to myself today the strong virtue of the Invocation of the    Trinity: I believe the Trinity in the …

Living, Political Psychology

Declare Independence from Social Media. Do This Instead

The American Revolution started in a tavern. Actually, it started in many taverns. But taverns they were. J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis hatched their greatest novels in The Eagle and Child tavern in Oxford. If you want to be as great as the founding fathers or as prolific as Tolkien and Lewis, get off social …

Living, News

What Happens When a Political Junky Unplugs?

I gave up news for Lent.    I also stayed away from blogging. I’m trying to have fewer opinions about fewer things. When you have a lot of opinions about a lot of things, nothing is more important than anything else. But that’s ridiculous. Some things are more important than others. Some questions must be …

Living, News

Feeling Exposed and Protected

People want cover. Danger drives us together. It’s our nature. Our herding response gave our species an advantage. The herders lived to breed. The wanderers, the stragglers, fell prey. Genes of herders increased. Genes of loners receded. But our strongest cover is our parents. They’re the protection we seek. The pair of humans who brought us …

Living

You Might Be Thinking About ‘Passion’ All Wrong

You hear people say “follow your passion.” It sounds nice. Then you hear wildly successful people say “do NOT follow your passion.” Mark Cuban is in this camp. So is Dilbert creator Scott Adams. So which is it? Do you follow your passion or not? My answer might disappoint you. Because it’ll sound evasive. But …