The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 3 & 4

“Without concealment there is no space for expression. Not all words are shared.

Word must arise from concealing silence in order to resonate. Concealment is the method of controlled communication, whether communication of existence or redirection of connection. Concealment is deliberation, it is precision, it is the beginning of skill.

Concealment protects truth in time of war through the hoisting of deliberate false flags, designed to mislead and redirect the adversary away from vital plans and secrets. Thereby the momentum of justice is preserved in alliance against the depredations of tyrants.

Concealment advances survival by preventing revelation of the existence of prey. The dappled coat of the deer blends with the fluttered leaves of autumn, and its frozen stillness keeps it hidden from the searching gaze of a passing cougar that the deer cannot outrun or fight.

You will not always be the most powerful actor in the fields and forests of the dark world.

Concealment is a subtle Way that you must master.”

-Ivan Throne

Being able to effectively conceal your intentions gives you power. Continue reading “The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 3 & 4”

The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 1

While I’m taking a breather from  working on the 12 Levels of Dread series, I thought I’d begin tackling another series of posts this time revolving around the infamous 48 Laws of Power.

I’m not going to spend a lot of time on the background of the 48 Laws of Power, but suffice to say if you are planning on maintaining proper frame with your wife and blowing her shit tests out of the water, you need at least a rudimentary understanding of these Machiavelli principles. Continue reading “The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 1”

Raising Daughters

“…I’ve made it my business to observe fathers and daughters. And I’ve seen some incredible, beautiful things. Like the little girl who’s not very cute – her teeth are funny, and her hair doesn’t grow right, and she’s got on thick glasses – but her father holds her hand and walks with her like she’s a tiny angel that no one can touch. He gives her the best gift a woman can get in this world: protection. And the little girl learns to trust the man in her life. And all the things that the world expects from women – to be beautiful, to soothe the troubled spirit, heal the sick, care for the dying, send the greeting card, bake the cake – all of those things become the way we pay the father back for protecting us…”
― Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap

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