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Writing is challenging.  Having come from an academic environment, (twice), I am learning that good writing for blogs, good writing for papers, and writing that people want to read are quite different.  In fact, my writing, though missing atrocious typos, thus far, is, for lack of a better word, crap.  Run on sentences, anybody?  Also… how do I use this comma thing?

And that’s when I’m reminded to keep plowing ahead.  Four posts in, and I’m already beginning to see how I can improve things.

For more on the subject, check out:

http://mattforney.com/2013/02/25/how-to-become-a-better-writer/

Every Sunday, I will be posting links of the various blogs I follow. Some will be new, some will be oldies, but all are highly recommended by me. If you’d like to be included in the link love, please contact me on my about page.

Here are this week’s dispatches:

While I don’t agree with everything Matt Forney posts, his thoughts on Tim Ferriss are required reading to see the other side of lifestyle design.

“Anyone who has anything here got it because they worked for it. Like in the real world, success in the world of online hustling is dependent on what your strengths are, how you leverage them, and who you network with. There are no shortcuts or loopholes beyond those that will help you learn the basics faster.”

My own review of The Four Hour Workweek will be coming soon.  Plus, check out Matt’s blog and his new book.

Game is not merely about being good with women. The reality is, talking to people is a skill, among many, that men should develop. Roosh is one of the godfathers of game, and everything he posts should be weighed by men who may or may not have success in this department. In these two articles, Roosh discusses the basics of how to put in the work with women and what a young man (or any man for that matter) should do to improve his station in life.

Aaron Clarey (aka Captain Capitalism) is a Minnesota based writer extraordinaire who blogs primarily on men’s issues and economics.  In this best-of, Clarey discusses how bad the system really is for many guys, what is happening to whole generations of younger men, and why one ought to “enjoy the decline“.

Speaking of which, check out his book on this subject.

While Vigilante R personally eschews violence, Jack Donovan’s take on the recent gun-control hubbub and the possible counter-reactions to legislation should give one pause. What will you say, if/when the camel’s back is broken?

Also, check out Jack’s book, The Way of Men.

Davis Aurini, of nearly all the contributors to the fringe-right, will challenge your brain the most. In this video, he introduces Strauss and Howe’s Generational Theory, and why he thinks we’re in for some very challenging times ahead.
Also, check out his blog and his novel, As I Walk These Broken Roads.

 

Addendum:

Just read a great post by Dr. Illusion over at Illusion of Sanity, titled Someone Else’s Problem.  This post explains the right attitude every guy should have towards work.  I know it’s an ideal I’ve fallen far short of in my own life, but as they say, tomorrow is another day… to make things right.

The first step in taking ownership is taking ownership of yourself. Just as the first step of mastery over your world is mastery of yourself.

Since this site is primarily a log for my own personal pleasure, I’m going to detail four projects I’m working towards, in anticipation of my 30th Birthday.  There are approximately 58 weeks until I turn 30 in early May, 2014.  Here they are:

  1. Health
  2. Reading
  3. Business
  4. Language

More details to follow, plus a description of what this blog is about and posting schedule, coming soon.

Just wanted to say hello and thank Matt Forney for the impetus to start a place for my own brain-farts.

View his post here:

http://mattforney.com/2013/01/18/why-you-should-start-a-blog/