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18 Summers

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18 summers

Dad’s understand the role of provider, but have a way of getting caught up in the task. We know we need to take care of our kid’s needs, so we dive headlong into our jobs where it often becomes our identity- it defines us. When guys first meet, one of the leading questions is, “What do you do for a living?”
With the best intentions, but a twist of irony, some men even lose their families to the false adventure of a career. 
Our preoccupation with work distracts us to the fact that the needs of our families extend beyond the basics of food, water and shelter. 

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A CAPACITY FOR VIOLENCE

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The Threat is Real

Since 9/11 the nation has become more attuned to the fact that evil exists in this world and that we need those who will fight against it. More than ever the general public has acknowledged the incredible duty that our police, firefighters, and military take on every day. But, what makes these people who they are? Who are these heroes that stand in the gap when evil comes to steal, kill and destroy?

In Dave Grossman’s excellent book On Combat, he describes three types of people that exist in our society: Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs. He explains that “Most of the people in our society are sheep. Continue reading A CAPACITY FOR VIOLENCE

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ESTIMATE SUNDOWN USING YOUR FINGERS

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It’s Getting Dark

Daylight has a powerful effect on our circadian rhythms. We schedule our lives around the rising and setting of the sun. With the exception of hunting season, most of us probably don’t focus on the times for sunrise and sunset. It happens without our influence every single day.

We’ve all been in the position of having certain things to accomplish before it gets dark. Outside and in the woods, Continue reading ESTIMATE SUNDOWN USING YOUR FINGERS

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