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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 […]

THE MASCULINE GEEK AND CLASSICAL MUSIC – Guest Article

This is a guest article by Timothy Keefe: THE MASCULINE GEEK AND CLASSICAL MUSIC: INTRODUCTION In an episode last year, I talked about one of my long-standing “passions” (and I grit my teeth when I use that hackneyed and abused term) for many years: classical music. In the episode, I talked freestyle about why it’s […]

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, […]

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Over the years there’s been a strong interest and fascination with the “zombie apocalypse” genre. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent with buddies playing Call of Duty: Nazi Zombies. Even though you’re doomed from the start, it never gets old for me. There’s plenty of reasons why people love the subculture, which […]

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 […]