Rise of the Ronin

Amidst the Fall of the Empire

Men Are Disappearing

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016

Men Are Disappearing

American men are disappearing from the workforce.  They’re disappearing from many traditional roles in society.  And it’s not just because an insanely high number of them are being thrown into cages at astronomical rates.  They’re also shunning marriage, and I love how more and more people are talking about why men are leaving the Honor roles that older generations of men...

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I Don’t Know What This “Ronin” Thing Is

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016

I Don’t Know What This “Ronin” Thing Is

But I know I gotta do it. A whole bunch of men–and especially young men–in my life, need conversations with other man about what’s missing and what’s fucked up in their life that the rest of the worlds seems not to notice or understand. When no one else in your life is talking about something that’s a real part of your life, you can start go feel crazy.  Is...

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Facing Reality: Most Americans Are Only One Paycheck Away From The Street

Posted by on Jan 10, 2016

Most Americans are only one paycheck away from the street.  Although this may be a bit of an exaggeration, as most people have friends and family and options other than going straight to the street when they can’t pay their bills, but to me it seems so CRAZY to be running the rat race so fast and likely with so much fear and stress, keeping one’s debt and expenses so high and...

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Facing Reality: Hyper-Militarized Federal Bureacracies

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016

This story from the Washington Post this week:  Federal judge decides that drinking tea and shopping at a gardening store give probable cause for a SWAT raid on your home.  Just another in a long line of aggressive over-the-top raid like ones on this grandmother and on Amish farmers and others providing raw milk. One reason I left the “Land of the Free.”  I am simply Done being...

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Honoring Elders: Stephen R. Covey

Posted by on Dec 25, 2015

[Honoring Elders: American culture has lost to a great degree the custom and value of honoring elders.  I am intending this as a feature on this site, a way to honor men who have made a significant contribution to other men, especially when it comes to finding one's way and finding honor on one's path. Most of the men I include here will be elders, who's life story, voice and ideas may inspire...

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Facing Reality: Prison Population in The Land of the Free

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015

1 out of 5 people in jail on planet Earth is a citizen of “the land of the free.” (source) That’s right.  Almost 1 in 4!  To my American brothers: how do you rationalize this being OK?  How many fathers, sons and brothers are being ripped from their families and caged for growing some plants in their back yard?  Or other victimless crimes? For years growing up and living in...

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