Homeschooling 101

Since we were married, my wife and I were on the same page as far as home schooling our kids. As the public schools  become more corrupt, the home schooling alternative has become increasingly more popular. Since 1999, there has been a 75% increase to 2.04 million, or 4% of all k-12 students. As parents who home schools their children, we hope to offer some insight into why we do it, what are some of the costs and benefits, and what we do. Continue reading “Homeschooling 101”

How To Unleash Your True Intellectual Potential (And The Psychology of Belief)

Humans are interesting creatures.

Despite our ability to think “rationally,” our underlying emotions and physiological needs take priority over our higher cognitive processes. Still, our brains have incredible potential to understand the world within the abilities of the less evolved structures of our brain and our sensory function.

I mention our “less evolved” brain structures because we still have to contend with our physiological needs, our emotions, and the aspects of our ego that prioritize keeping us alive before they help us understand reality. I mention sensory function because one should keep in mind that there’s many wavelengths of light we can’t see, frequencies of sound we can’t hear, and scents we cannot smell.

But even with these limitations in mind, our potential to maximize our understanding of the world is excellent. Continue reading “How To Unleash Your True Intellectual Potential (And The Psychology of Belief)”

What I Learned After 15 Months With My Girlfriend

After more than 15 months in a serious relationship with one woman, I have made a couple of reflections along the highway, and summarized them in a number of key points that together paint a picture of what all that means.

Since relationships come with a limited one-sample-only, it would be misguided to draw any general conclusions. Nevertheless, the principles which I have discerned are to be regarded as relatively stable components, and thus worth sharing to a larger audience than my inner thoughts.

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Happy Wife, Happy Life… With a Twist

You’ve done it. Despite your best intentions, and all the warnings from your friends, you have fallen madly in love with a woman that you think will be with you for the rest of your life. You decided to marry her. Shortly after you take the vows, attend the party, and go on the honeymoon, you take your bride to your (now the both of yours) apartment for the first time. Now what?

I write this because I see the see discontent in people around me. Satisfaction in marriage has been in a decline. The breakdown of the family has serious consequences for the community and the nation as a whole. While there are no magic pills to keep her happy, there are things you can do to create an environment where she is more likely to be happy, and you will reap the benefits. Continue reading “Happy Wife, Happy Life… With a Twist”

A Scout Is Trustworthy

This article is part one of a twelve part series on the Scout Law, discussing virtues that we, as men, need to uphold in order to rebuild an affluent society.

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” – George Washington

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Men’s Supplements – Part 1

As we age our bodies simply do not perform as well as they used to. But aging does not have to mean poor health. Many “age-related” ailments stem from a sedentary lifestyle, poor diet and chronic stress. Many folks have no interest in fixing their health problems because that’s “too hard.” They go the doctor and get a pill since that’s easy. If that’s you, read no farther. But if you are genuinely interested in maintaining good health naturally as you age, read on. Here in Part 1, I will focus on supplementation for general health, leaving performance enhancement and more specific disease preventative topics for later articles. Continue reading “Men’s Supplements – Part 1”

Ostracism

Our Toolbox

As men, we have a limited number of tools at our disposal to prevent the further decay of society. These tools have varying degrees of usefulness and negative repercussions. We can be an example, we can raise awareness, we can use some legal means, we use force, we can….etc. One tool that has been neglected for some time is ostracism. Continue reading “Ostracism”

AKC’s Christmas Gift To You

We’ve been busy here at A King’s Castle, and with a little help from our guest writers we’ve been able to give you fresh content every day.

That said, there’s a lot of wisdom that our readers have to offer. While the comments section is a good place to offer it, there’s not a lot of flexibility for topic based discussions that aren’t what the articles are about and where the discussion might span a month instead of a day. Continue reading “AKC’s Christmas Gift To You”

Choose Your Path

Years ago, I played High School eight man football as an offensive center, and as a right guard on defense. (My ball handling skills were crap) On defense, my coach told me something that stuck with me, “If you are unsure what you are doing, go 100% anyway”.  On the field, that philosophy helped me get past the line of scrimmage and cause panic for the offensive running backs. Later in life, that philosophy helped me go somewhere.

A few years later, I found myself in a situation where I was not sure what I was doing. Continue reading “Choose Your Path”

Lessons I Learned From My Dad

While being in my 30s, somewhere in the borderline area between being a stable man and youthful enthusiast, I now have a more balanced and distanced outlook on my own father, himself currently in his mid-60s. A younger version of me might have looked more categorically upon both the strengths and the flaws of the biological reason why I exist, whereas the current I am able to discern the relative benefits as well shortcomings, and differentiate the crucial from the less significant. Continue reading “Lessons I Learned From My Dad”