Monthly Archive: March, 2013

Friend, You Must Sprint.

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Skipper Parris has been looking pretty trim lately, and when Skipper Armstrong called him into the superintendent’s office to explain himself, Parris attributed his improvement in physique to sprinting. The discussion went something… Continue reading

“Archaic” Ain’t An Insult

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You hear it all the time. “The pope’s views,” “the idea of chivalry,” and “traditional” anything…they’re so archaic. Running a blog based on the idea that men of the past have much to… Continue reading

Handle It Like Herriot

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All Creatures Great and Small may be the most charming book in the English language (also, a story for skippers if ever there was one). Alfred Wight, the man behind the pen-name James… Continue reading

Test Your Limits

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A life fully lived—a flourishing, impressive, skipper kind of life—is expansive in experiences, abundant in anecdotes, and proliferate with possibility. And that’s just the alliterate stuff. Getting to that kind of life while… Continue reading

Saying “Peace, Peace” When There Is No Peace

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It’d been months since “The Great Toddler Hike,” and this session of Mama’s-Got-A-Wedding-To-Photograph-Today started with my now 2-year-old son and I waving out the kitchen window as my wife backed out of the… Continue reading