Get Rid of Your “Sunday Funday” Mindset

  "Sunday Funday" is a term that has unfortunately found its way into mainstream vernacular.  Let's pause and reflect on what the phrase actually means.Firstly, think of every time you've heard this expression used.  I'm willing to bet that you've seen pop up tons of times on your Facebook or Twitter feed.  Now, here's the really important question you should be asking yourself:What types of people are plastering this catchy slogan all over the place?  What kinds of pictures are they…

Perseverance Pays: The Colonel’s Story

  I've been MIA the last few weeks, but don't worry.  Bernard is back.There have been a few major changes going on in my life, and I've completely neglected my blog.  Let me be absolutely 100% clear on that:  No excuses.  It's my own fault.Taking responsibility for your shortcomings is the first step in real self-improvement to becoming a better man.  Most of the weak "men" (the ones who actually act like women) whom you encounter on a daily basis are constantly…

What Harambe the Gorilla’s Death Really Showed Us

    As many Americans were enjoying some time off this past holiday weekend, the death of Harambe, a 400-pound gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, sparked outrage across the country, especially on social media.  A four-year old child named Isaiah is thought to have crawled under the railing barrier that separated him from the gorilla's lair.  Moments later, screams erupted in sheer horror, as other zoo patrons realized that the boy had fallen into the moat which was part of…

Brexit Vote: Why Britain Should Leave The European Union

  Let's provide a little bit of background to those that may be unfamiliar with the situation.  On Thursday, June 23, 2016, a referendum known as Brexit will be held to determine whether or not Britain will remain in the European Union.     As for its origins, the EU is an economic and political "agreement" between 28 European countries that was conceived after World War II amidst the destruction and financial devastation that ensued during the post-war years.  The idea…

Free Speech? That’s Sooo 1791

    "If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." — George Washington   By now, many of you have heard the news about the events that transpired during the Milo Yiannopoulos discussion---term used loosely, since it was more shrill screaming by one side than anything else---at De Paul University this past Tuesday. As someone who was in attendance that evening, it's very important for me personally to…

Stop Playing The Victim Card

  It's everyone's favorite card to pull out when they're in trouble.     In fact, there's not even a limit to how much you can charge to it!     Sounds like an awesome deal.  What are the requirements for signing up?  If you're interested in getting one, it's actually quite simple.  Each of the following traits are necessary to obtain your very own victim card:   ---Entitlement ---No responsibility ---Avoidance of hard work ---Fact skewing ---Another group to…

Enlightened Nationalism: Past And Present

    Nationalism has been sweeping through the collective consciousness of peoples all across the globe. Political parties in Europe and the United States are witnessing the rise of candidates who are fed up with the current politically correct culture, spun positively as diversity, and are actively seeking to put the interests of their people first.     However, the mere term Nationalism has become a "bad word" over the last decade or so, which has completely stifled any kind…

An Introduction To The History Of Wine

    "Quien buen vino bebe, despacio envejece."   "He who drinks good wine ages slowly."  ---Spanish proverb   Wine has always held an important place in the history of the Mediterranean as well as the European continent as a whole. On a personal level, my love and passion for wine blossomed during my undergraduate years living abroad in Europe where I began to better understand the enormous power that wine yields in bringing people together over a freshly cooked…

Top 8 Ways To Master Your Foreign Language Skills

As a former foreign language teacher, fluent speaker of four languages (not including English), and learner of many others, I'm going to take the liberty to offer some really practical advice on the best ways to master your foreign language skills.     We've analyzed the real reasons that you should learn a foreign language,  but now we need to discuss the importance of how you will reach that awesome goal of obtaining proficiency. Classrooms are definitely not enough to master a…

Why Andrew Jackson Deserves To Stay On The $20 Bill

    "Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in."   --- Andrew Jackson   SJW's will stop at absolutely nothing to have their voices heard and impose their belief system on others, even if they have to erase history in the process.  Amidst the non-stop race baiting that has become a calling card of their political agenda, radical groups are now beginning to believe that they need to wipe out historical figures…