The Goof on the Roof, and the State of Contemporary Masculinity

I was reading the Sunday edition of the Louisville Courier-Journal when I came across this news nugget in the sports pages (I googled it to find out more). Apparently, some guy in Baltimore (he doesn’t deserve to be named here) camped out on the roof of a Baltimore bar as a publicity stunt until the [Read More...]

The Often Destructive Nature of Masculine Competition

Those who study men know that they love to compete. In sports, relationships, cars, hair, jobs, clothes, accolades, books–you name it, men compete with one another to see who can become the most prestigious. I found a great quotation on this phenomenon by a psychiatrist named Frank Pittman in his book Man Enough. Read it [Read More...]

On Spanglish, and Other Movies I Only Watch Because I’m Married

The title should clue you in as to why I would blog about a touchy-feely chick-flick like Spanglish. I have to admit that I was not exactly losing sleep in anticipation of watching this one. However, a certain Mrs. Strachan very much desired to watch it, and so, lo and behold, I am ready and [Read More...]


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