We don’t need fathers! …Or, do we?
My son is connected to my wife through strong, natural bonds. Her body kept his alive for two years. For his first nine months, her voice was the soundtrack of his universe, and it will always be a melody of… Read More
No wrong way to eat meat… just ask this little Angels fan. (Video)
Our family eats meat… and a lot of it. I put a pencil to paper for this post and figured out that we eat approximately 3 deer, 1 side of beef, 1 lamb, 1 pig, 15 pheasants, 5 turkeys, 15… Read More
Think being alone is tough? Try being a friend.
I don’t care how long your beard is, how much you bench press, or what your tattoos look like—if you are a human being, you were made by God to be dependent upon others. Read More
Do men want isolation? At least one does…
The problem with this desire to find autonomy, privacy, and isolation is that when we try hard enough, unfortunately, we find it. Read More
Do kids need batteries to have fun?
“In nature, a child finds freedom, fantasy, and privacy: a place distant from the adult world, a separate place.” – Richard Louv I helped out with a summer camp a while back. About three hundred children from Nebraska and Kansas… Read More
To the guy with the gun out the window
There are hunters… and then there are guys with guns in pickups. These are very different categories. A couple years ago, I encountered a guy with a gun in a pickup. It was an hour after sundown on a crisp December… Read More
Beards & boys – SD late season pheasant hunt
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… Read More
Fatherhood, hunting, and fishing… too brutal to go together?
“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… Read More
FREE e-book & Nebraska hat tutorial
I’ve got nothing but good things to offer today! First, my new book, “In Pursuit: Devotions for the Hunter and Fisherman,” is being offered on Kindle today for free. Yeah, I said “free.” I know… I’m with you… in fact,… Read More
"Thanks, Farmers!" – From Sportsmen
I think many sportsmen are farmers at heart. They’ve simply missed their calling. Think about it: farmers love being outside, alone with their thoughts. They live for overcoming weather, equipment, and wildlife. And they find a great satisfaction in providing… Read More