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Today is my birthday! I’m calling this my Jackie Robinson birthday. I’m not expecting to breakdown long-established barriers this year. But it would be nice if that happened. I’m not expecting to be the most influential or remarkable man of 2014/15. But I will become a better man this year. I’m not expecting to play pro baseball, … Continue reading

Failure gave me strength

    “Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do.” – Napoleon Hill Never quit.    

Happy Birthday Cherchez la 40!

How time flies… It’s the 2nd anniversary of Cherchez la 40,  the Project 40 experience on Tumblr. http://theproject40.tumblr.com/ Stop by and take a look at some of my favorite pictures on the internet.  

Strong start to 2014

  I’m starting this year off strong. Usually at the beginning of a new year I look to correct the course my life has been on over the past 12 months. My ‘resolutions’ are typically the same as anyone else’s at that time of year – Join a gym, lose some weight, save more money … Continue reading

Sunshine Blogging Award

I have some exciting news! I’m honoured to announce that I have received the Sunshine Blogging Award from the good people at Attire Club! The Sunshine Blogging Award is awarded to bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogging world. It’s quite an honour. Thank you Attire Club. As a recipient of the … Continue reading

Becoming 40 | The Standards for the Modern Middle-aged Man

All men grow older but few men grow. I read that somewhere and it’s stuck with me ever since. Most of you know me as a confident, well-dressed, middle-aged guy with a balanced portfolio. That’s me now, but I wasn’t always that way. There were a few skills I needed to master and lessons I … Continue reading

Guest Post | Seasons

Like seasons in a year, Daniel Levinson, author of ‘The Seasons of a Man’s Life”, points out that men tend to develop along a certain developmental timeline as well. He goes on to say that there are four seasons of a man’s life: spring, summer, fall and winter. Though the seasons are not chronologically based, … Continue reading

The Peacock Effect | Redefining The Middle-Aged Man

We need a broader definition of what being a man is. I remember a female friend of mine many years ago trying to figure me out. She came to the conclusion that I was either a player or gay. I didn’t fit into her predetermined box of manliness. Why? Because I dressed well. Can you … Continue reading

Men’s Swim Shirts | What are your thoughts?

I noticed something interesting around the beach and pool on our family vacation last week. There were quite a few men wearing swim shirts. Although I really like the idea, I’m a bit torn on the issue. Swim shirts, or rash guards are tops designed originally for surfers to protect them from abrasions caused by their wetsuits. Now … Continue reading

Sharper State of Mind | Revisiting my goals for the next decade

“The average man reaches the period of his greatest capacity to create between forty and sixty. The years between forty and fifty are as a rule the most fruitful. Man should approach this age, not with fear and trembling, but with hope and eager anticipation.”  Napoleon Hill in Think and Grow Rich With the start of … Continue reading