What I’m Thankful For

Today is Thanksgiving. As the name implies, it’s a time in which we all give thanks for the blessings in our lives.

For me, I’m thankful for Thanksgiving, because I had ancestors who were at the first one, so a case could be made that if not for that time, I wouldn’t be here.

Regardless, though, there are a lot of things I’m thankful for this year, and I want to spend a few moments talking about what I’m thankful for.

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Training To Be A Badass Can’t Be Your Whole Life

Yesterday, over at Bearing Arms where most supposedly self-defense focus training falls down, I laid out my thoughts on. Admittedly, I have to go on anecdotal information about training since it’s not humanly possible for me to train with everyone.

Now, I might well be judging those trainers too hard. Most are providing a service and all that and they’re providing exactly what their customers want. The problem is with we, the consumers of said training.

What I laid out in that post, however, covers a whole lot of ground. There’s a lot of things to learn and train in. After all, between firearms training, hand-to-hand training, and physical training, you’re looking at hours upon hours per day potentially, all geared toward making you an uber-badass.

The thing is, you have a life. You may have a family. You probably should have either a job, school, or both. You have a whole lot going on. Continue reading “Training To Be A Badass Can’t Be Your Whole Life”

Man As Provider In Lean Times

Bad things can happen.  Anyone can experience a sudden downturn in circumstance and it doesn’t matter what you did because sometimes, it really isn’t your fault.  However, as a man, you’re supposed to provide for your family.  When your means to support them disappears, what can you do?

Photo by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Photo by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Truthfully, that’s not really the time to figure things out.  At that point, there’s not really much else to do besides get a new job.  However, understanding this can happen well ahead of time will let you do a few things to deal with such times.

The most obvious option is to save during the good times.  Putting away sufficient money for six months worth of expenses is smart.  It may be easier said than done, mind you, but it’s smart.

One of your expenses is food, and you should put money away for that, but there’s something else you can do as well. Continue reading “Man As Provider In Lean Times”