Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rarely do I read writing this good.

"The Art of Manliness" is a blog I follow.  The writer lives near where I grew up as a boy.  The blog has posts on "Manly" things in the classic sense of the word, things like Chivalry, How to Be Handy With Tools, guides on hiking, camping, fishing.  The author also posts classical writings that espouse Goodness, Self-Control, Humanity, such was the post that floored me today.

The title of the post was "Manvotional: The Supreme Charity of the World" (

This post introduced me to William George Jordan (1864-1928), an American editor, lecturer and essayist.  It's not surprising that someone who edited both the Ladies Home Journal and The Saturday Evening Post, would have some interesting Truths to tell.

Here are two links to a collection of his essays.  Each essay takes 10 min or so to read, but far longer to absorb. I'm hoping to come back and do a write-up on selected ones sometime in the future.