Mind Matters

Mr. Rafal

Mr. Rafal

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Poe
Mr. Rafal

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Esteemed gentlemen, it has been a while since I have allowed myself the privilege to write to you. The past two years have been a season of busyness, change, and growth for me. I moved across the country. I completed a masters degree in public health. For the first time in my life my worldview […]

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Design. Build. Tinker. Contribute…Create.

Brandon Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf

We’ve stopped creating. When was the last time you built something…from scratch? Maybe Shop class in High School? Maybe an evening pottery course that you got off of Groupon? I’d wager that most of us would be hard-pressed to remember the last time that we undertook a project where we had to think of a […]

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“That” Guy: Understanding Roles in Our Relationships

Brandon Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf

Which “guy” are you? The “funny” guy? The “ambitious” guy? The “sports” guy? The “practical” guy? The “movie buff” guy? As you think about your circle of friends, inevitably everyone fits into some kind of unique “slot” within the group. It’s a natural tendency we have to place people into specific roles. I think that, […]

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Financial Stewardship: The Forgotten Virtue

Brandon Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf

Why, in a world so hyper-focused on gaining and spending wealth, do we so often shy away from the topic of financial management and planning? We love to use money, but it seems that we don’t want to (or perhaps don’t know how to) have the conversation about how that can be done wisely. As […]

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As the Fire Refines…

Brandon Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf

There are chapters in any gentlemen’s life that can be looked back on as seasons of growth. Circumstances and situations that all seem to culminate together to form rich lessons that inevitably become the “stuff” that our world views are made out of. As many of you know all too well, those seasons are often […]

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3 Hobbies That Every Man Should Try at Least Once in Their Life

Paul Moore

Paul Moore

Founder at WoodWookBoss.com
"Ever since I was young, I’ve been passionate about crafting. To share my passion with ya’ll, I decided to create Woodwork Boss as a creative outlet where I share my experiences and knowledge with fellow woodworking enthusiasts. I believe this is a hobby that everybody can start and I will do my best to share some information to help you out with your woodworking journey."
Paul Moore

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Today, we have the great honor of hearing from one of the fine gentlemen over at WoodWorkBoss.com. Several weeks back, Paul Moore reached out to me stating that he had read one of our previous articles, “It Is More Important To Be Kind, Than It Is To Be Right“, and that he thought he could […]

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It Is More Important To Be Kind, Than It Is To Be Right

Brandon Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf

“It is more important to be kind, than it is to be right.” Those words were spoken over my wife and I on our wedding day. Our officiant did an incredible job and she spoke with wisdom all throughout her message. But this line is one that has stuck with me more particularly than many […]

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The World Needs Better Men

Brandon Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf

As I was mulling over what to write on this week, I remembered back to a list that my coach in college printed off for each guy on our Cross Country team. I remembered how much it impacted me, and how much it informed my path throughout my college experience. I’m not pretending like I […]

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Listen. No Really, Listen!

Mr. Rafal

Mr. Rafal

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Poe
Mr. Rafal

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*One of the biggest disagreements I have ever had in a professional setting occurred almost entirely because the person I was chatting with perceived that I was not listening to them. This disagreement had very real consequences, including me not continuing my work at that location for an additional year. It was a crazy situation […]

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A Gentleman’s Perspective on Fatherhood

Mr. Kosovich

Mr. Kosovich

Guest Writer at The Modern Day Gentleman
Mr. Kosovich is an engineer living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He enjoys whiskey and tobacco, and fills his free time home brewing and singing. He is married and has two daughters.
Mr. Kosovich

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If I (over a scotch and a pipe) were to ask you to shortly and simply define fatherhood, how would you respond? In today’s society, fatherhood does not mean what it used to. The modern portrayal of fathers on TV, movies, commercials, etc. varies greatly. Some fathers are depicted as severe, sexist, and self-centered – […]

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