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This article was written by TJ Martinell.

          “This bickering is pointless!” – Grand Moff Tarkin

In the early days of social media, I loved online discussions on people’s blogs and on other platforms. Although I still do online interactions, I

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This article was written by TJ Martinell.

The masculine man today doesn’t merely struggle to find quality male friends whom he can respect, trust, and admire. Equally frustrating are the lack of worthy enemies, which are as equally valuable as a good

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Let’s roll back the mists of time. 

My formative “reading” years were predominantly in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Back then there was no internet. No Amazon and such. Books were purchased in bookstores. 

Here in New Jersey we had Walden Books, B.

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This article was written by TJ Martinell.

One of the worst things a boy or man can get called is a “loser.” It’s probably on par with “failure,” though the effect depends on who is delivering the insult.

What’s funny is that the word “loser” isn’t a

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This article was written by TJ Martinell.

In addition to reconciling seemingly incompatible concepts, a major struggle of any masculine geek will be determining who or what ultimately dictates his identity and actions - and to what end. Rollo Tomassi

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This article was written by TJ Martinell.

It’s been almost a year since Masculine Geek hosted its first live stream. Since then, there’s been several revelations worth noting. One is that there is a strong desire and lack of options for masculine men

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I began these a few years ago for another project that work quite well for Masculine Geek.

One : Thou Shalt Dress Appropriately (V)

The Everyday MG (EMG) keeps up his appearance. He chooses clothing that matches his age and that fits his body. He doe

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A post from my personal site from April of 2018.

I am at the age where the phrases, "I remember when", and "this used to be such-and-such", are stated in conversation more times than I care to count.

Sentimentality and Romanticism have always occupie

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This article was written by TJ Martinell.

Over the years there’s been a strong interest and fascination with the “zombie apocalypse” genre. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent with buddies playing Call of Duty: Nazi Zombies. Even though you’re do

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In the Autumn of 1727 Benjamin Franklin created a club called The Leather Apron Club which was later officially dubbed the Junto.

The Leather Apron Club/Junto was a small collection of like-minded men, tradesmen and artisans, that initially met every

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It's August already.

The Summer is quickly passing and before you know it Autumn will be upon us.

And you know what that means.

Time for campfires and fireplaces.

I live in an apartment with a wood burning fireplace and I love it.

Wood burning firepl

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This article was written by TJ Martinell.

One of my first heroes growing up was Davy Crocket. Like many of you I’m sure, I developed that admiration after watching Fess Parker in the Disney TV series. I got the coonskin cap, plastic toy Alamo set, an

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This article was written by TJ Martinell.

A while ago I finally got around to watching Cowboy Bebop, a great 1990s Japanese anime tv show about a group of intergalactic mercenaries. What prompted me was an essay Aaron Clarey wrote celebrating its 20t

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I very much enjoy the study of History. I love it. Not for any academic requirement or gain, but just because.

World history I have studied over the years for pleasure. I also believe it should be a gentleman's duty to learn and absorb such. 

It’s a

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This article was written by TJ Martinell.

If you ever want to get anywhere, you better do (or not do) this.

Did you ever hear that growing up? Did your parents ever say that? A teacher in high school? A college professor? A close friend?

I was thinki

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This article was written by Rob Says.

I was at a car show with my Dad and his buddies the other day. It was great to get out of the house and get away from everything that has been going on in my life, even if it was just for a few hours. It was grea

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This article was written by TJ Martinell.

Once I was touring an old church with a young boy who had never entered a place of worship before. It was evident early on that his curiosity had been sparked as he walked through the chapel. Looking to add s

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