My Love-Hate Relationship With Spring

The buds are bursting, the grass is growing, baseball is playing and my eyes are watering – it must be spring! In another from the ‘Truck Tales’ Saga, I worked with our new Technical Producer, Jay, to create this video featuring the Top 5 Things I Love and Hate about Springtime. It is now posted to our Modern Man YouTube Channel. Enjoy and then head … Continue reading My Love-Hate Relationship With Spring

10 Favorite Albums That “Made An Impact”

Recently on Facebook, a good friend nominated me to create a 10-day long project, listing 10 favorite albums. The post went like this: In no particular order – 10 all time favorite albums. What really made an impact and is still on your rotation list, even if only now and then. Post the cover, no need to explain and nominate a person each day to … Continue reading 10 Favorite Albums That “Made An Impact”

Modern Man Valentine’s Day Prep – Fun Valentine’s Date Night in our 40s

When we were younger, Valentine’s Dates could mean dancing the night away at a club, a fancy dinner in the city, a weekend away at a B&B. Now we’re older. A lot of us have kids. Finding a normal date-night is a challenge, but then add on the pressure of making it extra special for Valentine’s Day. So, what can we do? Here are some … Continue reading Modern Man Valentine’s Day Prep – Fun Valentine’s Date Night in our 40s

Top Ten Ways for Modern Men to Get Ready for Snow

This morning we woke up to a dusting of snow and sleet on the grassy and automotive surfaces of the farm. A few weeks ago it was close to 80 degrees and suddenly we’re pulling out the heavy duty Carhartt clothes and there’s snow and ice on the hood of my pickup. Got me thinking – are you ready for snow? Since not all of … Continue reading Top Ten Ways for Modern Men to Get Ready for Snow

Top 10 Tips: How a Modern Man Fights a Cold

I’m recently on the other side of the most recent head cold to sweep through my little family. Across the country, Jon is just starting to embark on his own family head cold. Between tissue usage and trips to the juice aisle in the grocery store, I’ve been keeping note on what tips and tricks I’ve amassed over time to help me battle the cold … Continue reading Top 10 Tips: How a Modern Man Fights a Cold

Top 10 Tips: Surviving a Blackout with Toddlers

Recently a ‘freak’ storm hit southern New England and blew 70+ mph wind gusts across my little plot of land. For the next few days and nights, including Halloween, we lived a simpler life. How did we keep the kiddies entertained and feeling safe? Let me share. On Sunday night, with the kids and my wife tucked into bed, I was re-watching The West Wing … Continue reading Top 10 Tips: Surviving a Blackout with Toddlers

Modern Man’s Top Ten Tools To Keep In The House

We have full workbenches and toolboxes in the basement, garage or shed. (In full transparency, most of us have wives with the full tool boxes… but we’re catching up!) That being said, when we are in the house and have a small fix-it project, what’s handy and in the junk drawer ready to go? Here are our Top 10 household tools that we cannot live … Continue reading Modern Man’s Top Ten Tools To Keep In The House