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EVER FORWARD

Ever forward is a moral axiom for the Exemplar man or woman. It is a principle of action and a charge of behavior. Ever forward is the means by which […]

HARD FEET – STRONG BACK – GUNFIGHTER MENTALITY

Looking at bodybuilders is a glance at the human form “in extremis.”  The dedication and discipline is clearly to be admired; much focus and single-mindedness go into the workouts, nutrition, […]

THE PROTECTOR

Edward James “Jim” Corbett was – throughout his long and productive life – a protector.  In a life less ordinary, this exemplary man was a tracker-hunter of dangerous game, soldier […]

EXEMPLAR BREED – EXPLORER IN EXCELSIS

Mountain man, trapper, hunter, leader, cartographer, and most of all explorer, Jedediah Strong Smith lived more in 32 years than any three men in a three-score existence.  Inspired in his […]

Mentoring the man in the arena

For those who would have a bias for action, it is ignoble to know and not to act. On occasion, the action required is good counsel. I once had a […]

ORION’S AZIMUTH

“Under the wide and starry sky Dig the grave and let me lie: Gladly did I live and gladly die And I laid me down with a will. This be […]

TENSILE STRENGTH

The definition of TENSILE STRENGTH is the amount of force required to pull something to the point in which it breaks.  Within the arena of tensile strength, there is a […]

STEADFAST

A popular definition of steadfast is “firmly loyal or constant; unswerving.”  In a dynamic, fast-changing world, the steadfast can appear to be unable to change with the rapid pace.  Nothing […]

MAN STRONG

When I was a teenager, I spent a good bit of time with a tough New England farmer and woodsman.  He worked a farm that had been in his family […]

WHERE THE WILD THINGS GO

There is much merit and brilliance in the high technology world we live in.  With very few exceptions, even those born “BC” (before computers) must strain to remember days before […]

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