The Junto – Benjamin Franklin’s Intellectual Fight Club.

In the Autumn of 1727 Benjamin Franklin created a club called The Leather Apron Club which was later officially dubbed the Junto. The Leather Apron Club/Junto was a small collection of like-minded men, tradesmen and artisans, that initially met every Friday evening at a local tavern to discuss philosophy, poetry, politics, self-improvement, and network in […]

The Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Wood-Burning Fireplace

It’s August already. The Summer is quickly passing and before you know it Autumn will be upon us. And you know what that means. Time for campfires and fireplaces. I live in an apartment with a wood burning fireplace and I love it. Wood burning fireplace, not gas burning fireplace. This is important. Sorry gas […]

Your Band of Brothers Must Go Offline

One of the things you have probably noticed watching social media is how quickly movements or groups that publicize their existence there are altered, changed or destroyed. It’s why if you’re trying to gather a group of fellow adventurers and masculine geeks, you need to understand why this phenomenon occurs, and how to prevent it […]

Authenticity Is the Future Coin Of The Realm

Our good pal and occasional cohost of Masculine Geek Aaron Clarey wrote an essay titled “Sanity is the New Wealth” that is now behind a paywall. His argument: being sane and acknowledging reality will give a person the same benefits as traditional wealth does. Recently I’ve come to realize that a similar truth can be […]