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  1. Whisky Review: Jim Beam

    Whisky Review: Jim Beam

    If you go into any liquor store in the country, right now, you will find Jim Beam. It is, in many ways, an introductory whisky. As a bourbon, it has a bold flavor profile and can be a little bit intimidating for some palettes, but the fact that it can be found, affordably, at nearly any place...
  2. What's Going On In Cuba?

    What's Going On In Cuba?

    In mid-July 2021, unrest began in the streets of most Cuban cities. As a political scientist living in Miami, I’m waiting with bated breath to see what happens. In the meantime, this can be a learning moment for us all. In this piece, I’ll try my best to explain what’s going on in Cuba as of...
  3. Two Simple Summer Lunches

    Two Simple Summer Lunches

    Thankfully, the world is going back to normal in a lot of places. For some folks, that means a long-awaited return to the office. As someone who likes to cook, this poses another challenge to me. Without a full kitchen and dishwasher, can I keep up with my enjoyment of healthy lunches? There’s...
  4. Ten Disaster Preparedness Needs To Satisfy In Your Prep

    Ten Disaster Preparedness Needs To Satisfy In Your Prep

    Most days, you can do what you want: work, relax, spend time with family. But, from time to time, days get sideways quickly. In my short life, I’ve experienced blizzards, fires, hurricanes, car accidents, tornados, and extreme heat events. All of those have convinced me that being smart and...
  5. Whisky Review: Four Roses

    Whisky Review: Four Roses

    Today, I’m here with the third entry in our whisky review series. This time, I’m looking at Four Roses Bourbon. If you’re following along in the series, you know the drill. For the new people, I start with a brief history of the whisky so we have a better idea of where it’s coming from. Then, I...
  6. Ten Tools Everyone Should Own

    Ten Tools Everyone Should Own

    During the course of a normal life, you’re likely going to face something that needs to be fixed or upgraded in some way. More commonly, that means calling someone to fix the problem you’re currently facing. And, as someone who has spent a good bit of his life in the construction field, I think...
  7. Ten Summer Destinations You Should Consider

    Ten Summer Destinations You Should Consider

    It’s finally summer, and with the world going more slightly towards normal, it’s becoming more possible to travel again. Here, I want to offer you ten places I think make great summer destinations, especially for long weekend trips. This list is going to be a personal one, as I’m only going to...
  8. Whisky Review: Grant's Cask Editions

    Whisky Review: Grant's Cask Editions

    Today, I’m here with our second whisky review, this time looking at Grant's Cask Editions Blended Scotch. Last time, I took a look at Maker’s Mark, an American Bourbon. The world of whisky is a wide one, however, and we’re immediately jumping across the pond to Scotland. While I don’t plan to...
  9. Ten Essential Pieces of Travel Gear

    Ten Essential Pieces of Travel Gear

    Over the last two decades, I’ve been to over a dozen countries and a good few states, traveling by car, plane, foot, and train. In those travels, I’ve noticed that there seem to be some things that are constants, especially unpredictability. No matter how well you plan or prepare, there will...
  10. Whisky Review: Maker's Mark

    Whisky Review: Maker's Mark

    I’m excited for this one: we’re starting what we aim to be a series of whisky reviews. In each of them, I’ll start with a very brief history of the subject of the review. Then, I’ll get right into it and offer you my opinions on the taste of the whisky: this is going to be subjective, but that’s...
  11. Ten Tips to Elevate Your Cooking

    Ten Tips to Elevate Your Cooking

    Over my lifetime, I’ve learned to love to cook. Some of my best memories come from the kitchen: cooking breakfast with grandma before anyone else was up, making dinner with a partner on a romantic evening, or just relaxing after a long day. Here, I want to share ten things that have made me a...
  12. Three Shirts to Try This Summer

    Three Shirts to Try This Summer

    I don’t know about you, but in my neck of the woods it’s starting to get seriously hot. And, now with the world going back to something like normal, weddings, parties, and casual drinks with friends are starting to become possible again. When we’re out and about, sweat stains are not the look...
  13. The Army is Developing a New Bullet: Here's What We Know

    The Army is Developing a New Bullet: Here's What We Know

    The United States Army is in the process of developing a new round that will replaced the 5.56mm NATO in use for most soldiers. In doing so, they’re also asking for new rifles and machine guns to replace the M4 and the M249. This represents a fairly dramatic shakeup in modern infantry combat...
  14. What's up with the F35 in 2021?

    What's up with the F35 in 2021?

    One of the more controversial military development projects of the recent past is the F35, Lockheed Martin’s newest fighter aircraft. While the project has been ongoing since the 1980s, the F35 is still having some major teething problems, drawing criticism for the ever-growing costs of the...
  15. Ten Ways To Improve Your Relationships

    Ten Ways To Improve Your Relationships

    Relationships are the foundation of our lives. Whether it’s work, family, romance or the building of community, it’s all about relationships between human beings. They’re also one of the trickier parts about being a human, and doing them better is one of the ways that we can improve ourselves...
  16. Ask Questions

    Ten Ways To Improve Your Relationships | Ask Questions

    Communication is the hard part of building relationships, and it gets even harder when we try to do it with less than good information. When things aren’t going how you want them to go in any kind of relationship, taking the chance to ask questions is vital. Of course, context is key here...
  17. Some Summer Dress Shoes You Should Try

    Some Summer Dress Shoes You Should Try

    For most men, there has not been a great deal of change in our dress shoes for decades. If you work in an office job, go to the occasional wedding, or even just have them stashed in a closet, the standards are black or brown lace-up oxfords. But, with the weather getting warmer and different...
  18. Top Ten Summer Meals

    Top Ten Summer Meals

    With the weather getting warmer, it’s about time to change up the menu for your home cooking, which a lot of folks have gotten into for the past year. Here, I want to go over ten of my favorite summer meals. Instead of offering in-depth recipes for each, I’ll give the idea, a description of...
  19. Hats Have a Place in Your Wardrobe

    Hats Have a Place in Your Wardrobe

    For much of the past century, hats have fallen out of style in menswear: long gone are the days where men wore a hat with every outfit, taking it off when they entered a building as a matter of course. Now, they’ve become something more niche in fashion. More recently, a lot of men have shied...
  20. The Top Ten Summer Drinks

    The Top Ten Summer Drinks

    The days are getting longer and hotter: that must mean it’s summer. With the change in season comes a change in palates, and a key element to any menu is the drinks. Today, we’re going to cover ten of the drinks that we think go great with this summer. Most of these will be cocktails, which we...
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