Marriage and Divorce, Part 2 of 2


This is a continuation of a two part series of an excerpt delivered by Spencer W. Kimball to BYU students in 1976. The previous article is here. I normally don’t publish on Sundays, but since this is just a repost, I thought it would be more fitting. I have something else coming out Monday.

I would encourage you to print this off and read it with your wife, as this is intended for both men and women. On account of the length of this, I am Continue reading “Marriage and Divorce, Part 2 of 2”

Marriage and Divorce, Part 1 of 2


Every evening, my wife and I read some literature about marriage together as part of our bedtime routine. Recently, we came across this speech by a previous church leader (Spencer W. Kimball) to BYU college students in 1976. It was so good, I thought I should share it with you. I know the vast majority of you are not Mormon, so I decided to take the liberty to eliminate the Mormon-specific references for ease of reading. There is one concept I Continue reading “Marriage and Divorce, Part 1 of 2”

Don’t Jinx It

2200 – As I boot up my Macbook I take a sip of my vintage mocha cappuccino, setting it down on my pink and purple HelloKitty coaster after savoring the rich sweetness. My Macbook is booted and I open my administrator account to AKC and apply the finishing touches to my newest article, “Be Your Own Man.”

My mind reminisces over how I’ve come to this point. Me, a scrawny, henpecked twerp telling other men how to live their lives. I giggle to myself. If they only knew. I portray myself as a testosterone laden workout freak, but in reality I am a nerd with 6″ arms and a potbelly.

“Be your own man,” I write as I nervously check to make sure my wife hasn’t snuck into the room and is looking over my shoulder. I was in therapy for 3 weeks the last time she caught me “forgetting my place”. I knew I should have made sure she was gone before taking off my tutu. I still wake up crying over what she did to me. Who knew strap-ons came that big?

I furtively type and then set the article to publish early in the morning so that people will think I’m an early riser. In actuality I require 11 hours of beauty rest. I sleep in my silk robe with an avocado butter mask and earphones to allay my anxieties.

Tomorrow is my bi-weekly pedicure. My wife will drive me there in our Toyota RAV4 and then maybe I can talk her into letting me go to the local Starbucks for a treat. I’m so lucky to have a second mommy.

Corsican Commander

Background of Chaos

May 5th, 1789

“What is the Third Estate? Everything. What has it been until now in the political order? Nothing. What does it want to be? Something.”

The Third Estate represented 95% of the French population and was made up of lawyers, local officials, tradesmen, or land owners. The Third Estate had born the tax burden without equal representation in the governance of Continue reading “Corsican Commander”

Movie Recommendations

We all know political correctness has been dumbing down the story lines and jokes in movies. With all this talk of Star Wars, I want to hear from you, what are your favorite movies? Best Action flicks (Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Road Warrior)? Best Dramas (Godfather, The Unforgiven)? Best War Flicks (Full Metal Jacket, All Quiet on the Western Front)? Best shows for kids (Follow me boys, Old Yeller)? Best Horrors (Night of living dead, Friday the 13th)? Best Comedies (UHF,  Airplane)?

Maybe if there are some recommendations from a masculine audience, I won’t be caught off guard watching shows with my kids that end up having a gay love scene or go on about political correctness for the duration of the film.

Quit Acting Like a Woman

One of the worst things in life you will encounter is a man who acts like a woman. I’m not talking about effeminate men, who are also a bane to our species, but men who look and act masculine most of the time, only to become a woman in certain circumstances. They will gossip, nag, backstab, or freak out over stupid crap. See if you find yourself in any of these. If you do, please stop:

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Benefits of Playing Outdoors

This weekend, I went with a good friend of mine (I’ll call him Luke) on a two night backpacking trip. I took my five oldest kids (ages 13, 11, 9, 8, and 5) and Luke took his three oldest (ages 11, 10 and 8, all boys). Because they never went on an overnight pack packing trip before, I decided to do a Continue reading “Benefits of Playing Outdoors”

The Sith Were Right

Peace is a lie, there is only passion.

Through passion, I gain strength.

Through strength, I gain power.

Through power, I gain victory.

Through victory, my chains are broken.

The Force shall free me.

The Sith code. All about strength and order through that strength. Let’s break it down, shall we?

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