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[22 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]

Over at A Good Husband.net, the weekly Manival #13 (blog carnival for men) has been published.  Cory does an incredible job on his blog talking about everything under the sun when it comes to “being a good husband”.
Once again, Return To Manliness was fortunate enough to make the cut with one our Manliness Trait articles.  This week’s installment of Treat The Speaker As The Most Important Person In The Room was a labor of love for me to compose.
I try to implement and live my life by all of my …

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[21 Jul 2008 | 15 Comments | ]
Tough Love Monday:  Male Obesity Epidemic Is A Modern Day Black Plague

Every Monday, Return To Manliness explores a pressing issue in today’s society and offers up a “Tough Love” response to fix the problem. The solution(s) offered are not meant to win a popularity contest and may be seen as harsh or somewhat insensitive. This is never meant to offend anyone or any group of people. It is only an alternative way, most likely not all mainstream in its solutions, of exploring the issue.
This will be the first of many posts, I am sure, concerning the epidemic of …

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[20 Jul 2008 | 9 Comments | ]
Top 10 Chick Flicks With A Dash Of Manliness

Chick flicks are not manly.  No sense in trying to even debate this widely accepted principle.
We men have all been there, though.  The time comes when we need to satisfy our woman’s craving for the softer things in life and watching a sensitive, caring, loving movie is a great way to score major points.
There always is a handsome fella that is usually so freaking caring and considerate, it completely makes our lives impossible.  The love story does its best to point out where we men fall short and allows our …

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[19 Jul 2008 | One Comment | ]

The conservative magazine, The National Review, had columnist Lou Aguilar write an article this week called Real Men Vote for McCain. He pulls together 10 points why McCain would be a better choice than Obama based on his level manliness.
I need to remind everyone at this point that Aguilar is a fiction writer.   I know the NR would like to think they are writing the facts and making good points, but…
I need to remind everyone that Aguilar is a fiction writer!!!  And for the most part, his article is mostly …

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[17 Jul 2008 | 4 Comments | ]
Manliness Trait: Treat The Speaker As The Most Important Person In The Room

Imagine yourself at a seminar or company wide happy hour and you are engaged in a conversation with someone you just met. The person sips their beverage, fiddles the straw and/or napkin and tries to listen to what you have to say. They are doing their best to pay attention, but something just doesn’t feel right to you. Are they even listening?
You glance away for a moment and then back at them only to see them staring off into the distance at someone else. You attempt …

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[15 Jul 2008 | 5 Comments | ]
Man Up Your Delivering Of Bad News

I opened my mail this morning and discovered my auto insurance company is dropping me as a customer because of a fender bender from 2 and 1/2 years ago.  I simply couldn’t believe my eyes.  In this world of uncertain times, I understand things don’t always make sense, but has my insurance company completely lost its mind???  Do they really want to control this message in a form letter?
Not that it matters, but I have an impeccable driving record and this was a minor incident that caused minor payments to …

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[14 Jul 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

I never agreed with his politics or where he stood on a spectrum of topics, but here is another instance where I wish I could have had a chance to the meet the man while he was alive.  It is only in his death, I am finding out so much about this guy that makes me think I could be doing so much more with my own life to live up to such a high standard.
Last month, the world was shocked when Tim Russert of Meet The Press fame suddenly …

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[13 Jul 2008 | 10 Comments | ]
How To Give An Erotic And Intense Foot Massage

We all know the importance of the act. Learn how to make it count!