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Crawling Towards Heaven

I grew up in a tiny, cramped Roaring Twenties-era two-story house in what used to be Syracuse’s Polish neighborhood. Because the house was so small, my room didn’t have a closet, but instead housed the entrance to the attic. The house’s age meant that I was privy to the sounds of the various wildlife that found […]

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The Real Men Are Busy

This is a guest post by Robert Koch. “I’m too busy. I have no time for worry.” Winston Churchill If you played a drinking game in which you had to take a shot every time you read a whiny comment on a popular manosphere blog, you’d die of alcohol poisoning before reaching the bottom of […]

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I’ve Got to Get Up to Get Down and Start All Over Again

With the new year in full swing, I’ve decided to do a soft reboot of this blog. From now on, things are going to be very different around here, yet they won’t be too different at all. Here are the ch-ch-ch-changes you can expect. Message discipline. I began this blog as a chronicle of my journey […]

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What Next?

Six months in the making and I finally made it to my destination. So what the hell am I gonna do now? On the agenda: Find a place to stay. This has been surprisingly difficult, not helped by the fact that I’m financially running on fumes even after cutting corners everywhere. I’d rather not end […]

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The Empire Never Ended

Once upon a time, there was a wise and beloved king. The king presided over a bustling and prosperous empire. His castle was always packed to the brim with courtiers seeking favors. Men twice his age looked to him for advice. Women swooned over him, some even offering to give him naked pictures of themselves. […]

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Letting the Days Go By

When I first started blogging eons ago, I listed off a series of goals I wanted to accomplish in the next year. Since it’s been six months since my inaugural post and almost five months since I set off into the great unknown, I’ve decided to look back and see the progress I’ve made. Get […]

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What the Fuck is Your Excuse? Tarn Adams Edition

Back at it with another edition of What the Fuck is Your Excuse?, giving lazy, unmotivated men a friendly kick in the ass. Previous installments here and here. *** Who is Tarn Adams, you may ask? He and his brother Zach are the guys behind Dwarf Fortress, the craziest computer game ever made. The game’s ostensibly […]

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Knowing the Path vs. Walking the Path

NOTE: This article was originally published at The University of Man on May 27, 2012. I’m re-posting it here as the site is now defunct. *** Hi, my name is Matt, and I’m a recovering beta. I’m not here to flagellate myself for my past betatude, because I don’t want to bore you. I’m not here […]

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What the Fuck is Your Excuse? Lizzie Velasquez Edition

Welcome to another edition of What the Fuck is Your Excuse?, a post series designed to embarrass couch potatoes and basement dwellers into kicking life in the teeth. *** The ghoulish-looking figure to the left is motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez. She reminds me of a picture the DUI lawyer who lectured my high school class […]

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Our Only Defense is to Gather as an Army

On this trip so far, I’ve met two people via the blog. When I was in Chicago, one reader bought me lunch at a bar near Lincoln Park, and I had vodka Sprites with another guy off State Street in Madison. Both were cool, interesting dudes: I haven’t run into any Stydie-esque spazzy morons, though […]

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