This is a re-post to back up "THUMOS" 1. What Is Thumos? The first thing we should point out is that there is not an exact translation for thumos. The general understanding of the word is that it refers to “spirit” or “spiritedness”. However, the implications of this term are far more important and far more … Continue reading A TRADITION OF THUMOS


This is my research for young men “Over-sentimentality, over-softness, in fact washiness and mushiness are the great dangers of this age and of this people. Unless we keep the barbarian virtues, gaining the civilized ones will be of little avail.” –Theodore Roosevelt Sometimes when young men begin their journey into manhood, they start in on … Continue reading BE A MAN FIRST


Good morning family,   Nice to be alive and well and in the land of the living. I pray all is well and you have an enjoyable Saturday.   Last night I saw a post on Facebook and it brought back a memory. Well, Cousin Zilpha had 4 sons. Elmore, Clarence, Freddie, and Clement. Marva … Continue reading FAMILY MEMORIES