No wrong way to eat meat… just ask this little Angels fan. (Video)

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 Our family eats meat... and a lot of it. I put a pencil to paper for this post and figured out that we eat approximately 3 deer, 1 side of beef, 1 lamb, 1 pig, 15 pheasants, 5 turkeys, 15 salmon, who knows how many shrimp, and about 160 chicken breasts each year. I make no apologies for this formidable protein intake. Not only is the human digestive system well equipped to use, and benefit from, the fats, proteins, and nutrients found in meat, meat-eaters are helping plant eaters ha … [Read more...]

Think being alone is tough? Try being a friend.

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  “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, ESV)” We just opened signups for the 2015 90-Day Challenge. The process of putting this community together has caused me to think deeply about friendship. Friendship is an endangered species these days. Men are in constant competition with other men, needing to earn mor … [Read more...]

Do men want isolation? At least one does…

lonely man

Deep in the Amazon jungle lives an isolated man, the lone survivor of a remote tribe. He subsists on wild hogs, spider monkeys, and various plants. Nobody knows the name of his tribe or what language he speaks. What Brazilian officials do know, however, is that he is completely alone. He is the last of his people, and for the past fifteen years, at least, he has been considered by most to be the most isolated man in the world. After about ten years of failed attempts, Brazil’s government field a … [Read more...]

What do you do when a bull shark swims 2 feet from your child?

shark teeth

You make a movie about it, of course!Our family vacationed in Florida last week, and one afternoon while I sat on the beach watching my fishing poles, a 6-ft. bull shark (likely) swam within 2 feet of my 13-year old daughter and her 5-year old cousin. The shark came in looking for a dead fish. Someone had cleaned a pompano and thrown the carcass back into the ocean. My son had discovered the fish and, of course, was using a sand flea net to try to pick it up. Bull sharks can smell one drop … [Read more...]

Midges, Scuds, and Nymphs (Taneycomo VIDEO)

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"The fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected by a line." - William Humphrey in The Armchair Angler I’m not a fly fishing guru. I usually learn something new each time I enter a fly shop or watch a YouTube video. Most of what I’ve learned about the sport has come from a couple friends, Scott and Jason—these two experts (my label, not theirs… they’d hate that description) have patiently fielded my questions about the anatomy of trout streams, the diff … [Read more...]

Do kids need batteries to have fun?

Childhood wonder

“In nature, a child finds freedom, fantasy, and privacy: a place distant from the adult world, a separate place." - Richard Louv I helped out with a summer camp a while back. About three hundred children from Nebraska and Kansas met at Timberlake Ranch Camp for a week of canoeing, shooting bows, and running a ropes course. The campers and leaders share the space with about a hundred deer and about twice that many wild turkeys. A few days into the weeklong camp, I had supper with one of the ca … [Read more...]


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