Do men want isolation? At least one does…

By Zeke Pipher on June 4, 2015

The problem with this desire to find autonomy, privacy, and isolation is that when we try hard enough, unfortunately, we find it.

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Midges, Scuds, and Nymphs (Taneycomo VIDEO)

By Zeke Pipher on March 16, 2015

“The fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected by a line.” – William Humphrey in The Armchair Angler   I’m not a fly fishing guru. I usually learn something new each time I enter a fly…

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Only men can change the boy into a man

By Zeke Pipher on January 29, 2015

“It’s becoming clear to us that manhood doesn’t happen by itself; it doesn’t happen just because we eat Wheaties. The active intervention of the older men means that older men welcome the younger man into the ancient, mythologized, instinctive male…

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Do kids need batteries to have fun?

By Zeke Pipher on January 22, 2015

“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…

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Is Nebraska about to take a step forward?

By Zeke Pipher on January 20, 2015

I want to use this blog, at times, to discuss things in Nebraska that are very important to me, personally. Few things in my life right now are more than this issue. Today, the Education Committee (Nebraska’s State Legislature) hears discussion…

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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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Bored by too much to do

By Zeke Pipher on November 18, 2013

“I’m bored, Mom. Give me something to do!” The woman standing behind me at the checkout line of the hardware store handed her son her smartphone, and said, “Here…play with this.” Children seem to be growing up bored today. And…

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Incognito, meet Justice Miller…PLEASE.

By Zeke Pipher on November 5, 2013

Miami Dolphins’ Richie Incognito has been bullying teammate Jonathan Martin with racial epithets and threats. When Martin stepped down from the team last week, someone on Facebook asked the question, “Is it bullying if both people are over 300 pounds?”…

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Bowhunting Apologetics

By Zeke Pipher on October 24, 2013

I’m a bowhunter because… …sitting in a tree, knowing that anything, or nothing, could happen at any moment invigorates me. …it gives me the chance to participate directly in the cycles of life and death to which all of creation…

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Can Saying "Yes" Create Bullies?

By Zeke Pipher on October 22, 2013

I say no a lot as a parent. My son asked if he could watch the Broncos game with friends on Sunday. “Not tonight, Bud.” A few moments later, my 8-year-old daughter, the breadaholic, asked if she could have a third…

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