Poker night with the guys. Cards, food, music, maybe even some cigars to go along with your beverage of choice? Many great memories have been made over games of cards, but those games don’t come together by accident. They take smart planning. If you’re tired of waiting for one of your buddies to organize one, […]
Category: Family and Friends
As gents we have primary responsibilities to our parents, siblings, spouse, and children, and that’s plenty to keep us busy. But something we can lose track of, if we aren’t intentional about it, is our role as uncles. While it’s often easy to fall into “default” mode at family gatherings, as uncles we can make […]
Some people live very close to their family (and some don’t live far enough away!) so they are used to seeing them regularly and don’t need to make special plans to get together. But it seems that while many families do live relatively close to each other, many are spread out among different states, and […]
Many years ago DNA tests were used primarily for medical reasons (to help identify possible hereditary diseases) or legal ones (paternity testing). But since the very first “test at home” kits pioneered by industry leader 23andMe, the inherent fascination people have with their roots has taken hold, and many companies have rushed to fill the […]
Until very recently in human society, we often grew up, worked, and died in close proximity to where we were born. This wasn’t just due to custom and tradition; it was a constraint of technology. As the Industrial Revolution provided inexpensive means to travel and relocate, and monetary and climate shocks caused migrations, society necessarily […]
Among the things they rarely teach us growing up is that there is such a thing as love languages. Since we often aren’t told about them we don’t know that we tend to think only in our dominant one and that our friends, family, and colleagues in all likelihood don’t share it. That’s why knowledge of […]
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