Dads who are present… long after they're gone

By Zeke Pipher on November 4, 2015

I’m still smiling. A couple weeks ago, my son Aidan and I were invited on a father-child deer hunt to northern Nebraska. What continues to make me happy is not only the fact that my son shot a giant whitetail,…

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Beards & boys – SD late season pheasant hunt

By Zeke Pipher on January 15, 2015

I wrote a post last week about taking my son hunting & fishing. (Btw, it’s always interesting to see how hunting & fishing posts draw strong support… AND fire. Bristol Palin – who, as you know, comes from a great, outdoorsy, Alaska…

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Fatherhood, hunting, and fishing… too brutal to go together?

By Zeke Pipher on January 10, 2015

“I do hunt, and I do fish, and I don’t apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing.”  – Norman Schwarzkopf I started thinking about being a dad when I was in high school. Fatherhood… what could be more rewarding? Nothing. My…

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Driven By Dreams – Men Living Well

By Zeke Pipher on May 3, 2013

Excerpt from Man on the Run: Dreaming is easy. The challenge lies in choosing the best dreams. In Ordering Your Private World, Gordon MacDonald recounts a conversation he had with his father. “Years ago my father suggested that one of…

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Setting A High Bar For Future Suitors

By Zeke Pipher on December 10, 2012

Listen up all you grade-school boys, in about ten years, you’re going to need to bring your A-game. I’m dating my daughters and setting a ridiculously high bar for you to clear. I’m calling them on the phone to ask…

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Slaying Dragons and Eating Peas

By Zeke Pipher on September 3, 2012

What my nine-year-old son hears: I’m going to be gone for about a week…so you’re the man on the house, Son. You’re the one to slay the Kraken if he’s released in our neighborhood. You’d better sharpen all your weapons,…

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Book Giveaway: "Man on the Run"

By Zeke Pipher on June 28, 2012

We’re giving away a signed copy of “Man on the Run: Helping Hyper-Hobbied Men Recognize the Best Things in Life!” Please leave a comment below for your chance to win! On July 13 at noon (EST), we’ll pick a name…

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Laying The Smack Down

By Zeke Pipher on June 26, 2012

My nine-year-old son, Aidan, already has a few solid friendships. He and his buddies love to fish, hunt, swim, camp, catch snakes, and explore nature. But above all else, they love to wrestle. They remind me of a group bear…

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Dead As A Beaver Hat

By Zeke Pipher on June 20, 2012

When I was a kid, I didn’t just watch John Wayne movies—I entered into them. When The Duke mounted a horse, I could smell the saddle leather. When he walked into a bar, I caught the smells of booze and…

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