Masculine Geek and Classical Music, Part 6: Periods and Key Figures. The 20th Century (1910-2000)

We now come to the final period in this cursory history.  If you thought that the 19th century was interesting (not to mention innovative), buckle your seatbelts. I mentioned in my last post that the 19th century faced some important trends that upended the older structures and forms not only of society, but also the […]

Why the Subversion of Chivalry Matters

Why the Subversion of Chivalry Matters

NOTE: TJ & Vincent will be discussing chivalry further in a podcast this upcoming Saturday (3/14) for our Patreons – accessible at all tiers – Everything most Westerners know about chivalry is wrong. This profound misconception exists even though people have varying notions of what chivalry is or what it means to be chivalrous – […]

The Masculine Geek and Classical Music, Part 2: Form-ation

In my first post, I briefly mentioned that forms are important to classical music.  Not only so that you won’t look like a doofus by referring to every piece as a “song,” but, as you go down the path of becoming literate in classical music, you can identify what is what and why that particular […]

Why Your Online Discussions Go Nowhere

Why Your Online Discussions Go Nowhere

“This bickering is pointless!” – Grand Moff Tarkin In the early days of social media, I loved online discussions on people’s blogs and on other platforms. Although I still do online interactions, I rarely if ever engage someone in a dispute. I also avoid poking the hornet’s nest on Twitter or arguing with someone on […]

To Be (Or Not Be) Yourself

In addition to reconciling seemingly incompatible concepts, a major struggle of any masculine geek will be determining who or what ultimately dictates his identity and actions – and to what end. Rollo Tomassi of The Rational Male refers to this in psychological terms as the “mental point of origin.” In layman’s terms, it comes down […]

Why Masculine Men Hide Their Geekiness

It’s been almost a year since Masculine Geek hosted its first live stream. Since then, there’s been several revelations worth noting. One is that there is a strong desire and lack of options for masculine men to gather and discuss geek stuff. However, there is another appeal to our show that I didn’t quite expect. […]

THANKS IN OLD AGE – Uncle Walt Whitman

Thanks in old age—thanks ere I go, For health, the midday sun, the impalpable air—for life, mere life, For precious ever-lingering memories, (of you my mother dear —you, father—you, brothers, sisters, friends,) For all my days—not those of peace alone—the days of war the same, For gentle words, caresses, gifts from foreign lands, For shelter, […]