Survivors – Escape From Katrina Dome

At 10 AM Sunday morning, they announced mandatory evacuations. The airport, Amtrak, and Greyhound were all shut down, but I knew the Superdome was open. I got there at 11AM, and by evening, there were 10,000 people. Katrina hit Monday morning. At 6:20 AM, two 20′ by 20′ panels from the roof blew off, and […]

Forget Positive Thinking…

There is a reason why you are not as far along in your career as you would like to be… And it certainly is not because you haven’t been engaging in enough positive thinking. Here is a newsflash for you. It takes five compliments just to override one single negative criticism. And unfortunately, it is […]

How to Be a Man… and Kick Ass

There are a lot of naysayers out there who think that men have forgot how to kick ass. We’re not talking about grabbing a crowbar and beating the tar out of someone; but rather learning a skill, perfecting it, and then working to be the best at it. If you are ready to rise above […]

How to Be a Man – Street Fighting

It is going to happen to you one day. You’ll be wondering along, minding your business; when suddenly you cross in the path of someones who is having a much worse day than you. Your initial reaction will be to try to talk your way out of a confrontation. Nobody seeks a fight, unless they […]

Survivors – Pacific Coast Plane Crash

Story by Benjamin Eisendrath, as told by Eric J. Leech Ben is the second generation owner of the premium wood-fired grill company Grillworks Inc. ( In 2000, I rented a house on a nature reserve in Costa Rica. My whole family came—my father, mother, brother and sister in law. After a week of vacation, it […]

Morning Link Dump – July 24, 2013

What does it mean to be a man? Well son, we’re glad you asked. Now, allow these links to cast some light over that shadow. Can You Steal Another Man’s ‘Manly’ Advice? – The NY Mag says Shia LaBeouf Can and Has How to Be a Man in a Modern World – The Atlantic What […]