The Duke: Up Ahead On the Trail

“Talk low, talk slow and don’t say much.”  John Wayne An image emerges: John Wayne and a young buck ride on their horses into “an unknown”.  John Wayne, also known as “The Duke”, keeps his eyes on the trail looking for what is ahead, while speaking to the younger one, who … in The Duke’s […]

Problem Solving, Men

“Bro: yes, there is a problem.  Now, what?” A friend from the distant past had a sign above his door: “Now, what?” I connected with the question, my thoughts and my strategies a part of “Now, what?” Hypothetical: a man asked, “Well?  Is this a problem?  Or is it an opportunity?”  I smiled at the […]

Haunts from Antarctic Wilder Man

CLOSURE.  I need some closure! For years I have carried a distinct heaviness from a British Antarctic explorer by the name of Robert Falcon Scott.  He led an expedition to the South Pole.  They spent the winter of 1911 on Cape Evans, part of Ross Island, in a structure they built known as “Scott’s Hut”.  […]

Men of 2014: Hold On To Your Hat!

I am hoping for a better year: NO BRAINER! Of course I am hoping for a better year; and, of course … you are hoping for a better year, right?  Tell me I’m right.  Tell me you are hoping for a better year.  That’s what we do, right?  We hope.  ‘Cannot stop hoping.  If we […]