As a man, I (Ian) want to be characterized for taking action and DOING, rather than letting life happen without any effort made to cultivate or take dominion of what I have been given – as I believe we were put on earth to do. Part of this idea could perhaps be subtly but dimly evident in the American colloquialism – “Grab life by the horns.” ┬áSo this part of the blog is devoted to thoughts on taking decided action to cultivate people, work with stuff, and make a difference in the world. The topics will vary broadly but a common thread will be this – taking an active role in this story called life – whether that be walking through how to refinish furniture (as learn myself), considering the task of raising kids (not as though I am the authority), or some good suggestions on books to read (according to me at least). I hope this serves you, the reader, well. Enjoy!

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