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The Hygge Phenomenon

There’s a phenomenon taking our culture by storm right now. Hygge (pronounced hoogah) – is the Danish word for “cozy.” Denmark tops many lists as one ...

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The Stories of Our Fathers

Per one of our Training Ground alumni, I just finished watching an episode of “Master of None” on Netflix. Aziz Ansari and one of his buddies walk thr...

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Wit & Wisdom: Cast Iron

I hope you are beginning to see the purpose in hanging onto, and even collecting some historical items from the past, certainly your own families past...

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A Nose for the Light

Burly iron radiators warm our 1937 Cape Cod. When we first moved in, I wondered if come December, icy drafts would chill us to our bones. However, thi...

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A Place Called Longdream

Last May, our family of four moved into our little cottage on Warren Lane. Built in 1937, the house needs care and attention, but it has good bones. T...

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Building A Fire In Burma

David is a former English teacher who left the classroom in 2006 to start Silent Images. He is a graduate of UNC and is the author of two books on Afr...

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What is your great cause?

And one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause… 

~ Martin...

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The Axe and the Ash

One of my favorite things about our old house is the many trees surrounding us: the Japanese Maples, the Persimmons, the Tulip Poplars, the towering P...

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A Good Man

His name was Carl A. Elder. He lived in Fort Worth, Texas. And just a few short weeks ago, on November 21st, he died. No news affiliates covered his b...

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Meet An Adventurer Q&A

Andrew Upchurch lives and works in Yosemite National Park. In his free time, he loves to rock climb (first and foremost), hike, practice photography, ...

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For Old Time's Sake

I love music all throughout the year. But I truly love the music of the holidays. There are songs each go’round that seem to stand out more than other...

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Beyond Skill

"...Unaccompanied by other more humane qualities, skill can produce a bully like Jim or a tinhorn like the cook. The code goes beyond skill to charact...

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