Facing the Skeptics

by

You’ve heard it–the cynical remarks about people who marry too young, who have kids when “they’re just kids themselves!” And that’s fine. People are entitled to their opinions. But just because an opinion… Continue reading

Restored to Life, and Power, and Thought

by

Skipping means taking on a life of responsibility, and the truth is, anyone can do that. After all, there’s no become-a-father license. The key to successful skipping is to take those responsibilities and… Continue reading

Skipper Trick #4: Tap Your Guts

by

Skippers excel at tough choices, at sticking their necks out. These acts include battle charges and life changes, and though they’re far from easy, they’re soon done. Not so the little choices. Each… Continue reading

Skipper Trick #3: The Evening Trade-off

by

You skipped the phase in life where you can focus intently on working toward your dreams. You’re working toward your family’s dreams now, and so is your wife. But you still have personal… Continue reading

Skipper’s Night In: The Backyard Bonfire

by

You and your wife need a night to relax, to let loose, but you don’t have the cash for a couple hours of babysitting and the $20 plus for a basic date. Looks… Continue reading

Tales from the Skipped: Skipper Armstrong on Crippling Guilt

by

As one of the most frenetic of skippers, I am more obsessed with advancing than was General Patton. I compare myself constantly to heroes in my mind–as a writer, I compare myself to… Continue reading

Skipper Trick #2: Ask for Help

by

As a skipper, you may consider yourself a cowboy, a rugged individualist, a workhorse, etc. You’re the kind of man who builds empires on sweat. But slow down, there, Andrew Carnegie. You’re probably… Continue reading

10 Stories for Skippers

by

Skipping isn’t only a time-honored tradition; it’s a literary one, too. These ten books are just examples of the thousands of pieces of literature that add insight into the life of a skipper.… Continue reading

Skipper Trick #1: Seek the Storm

by

Welcome to the first post in the “Skipper Tricks” series. This series details crucial steps in skipping bachelorhood. Today, we discuss seeking the storm, also known as “getting in over your head.” Skippers… Continue reading

The Lunch Hour Workout

by

Skippers may recall fondly the old college days when free time was abundant. In that seemingly distant past, exercise was easy to come by; you could fit it in whenever you liked. Not… Continue reading