Link of the Week – Picking a Lock

October 3, 2017

Because picking a lock is a skill. Useful information for all.

Watch the video or read the article. It’s more great fodder from The Art of Manliness.

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2014/11/19/how-to-pick-a-lock-pin-tumbler-locks/


Link of the Week – Reading Bourbon Labels

September 12, 2017

This week’s link comes from one of my favorite blogs, The Art of Manliness. And it’s a great link for anyone who likes bourbon. I, myself, went through

a spell of consuming copious amounts of Jim Beam in my youth. Good times…good times…

There are distinctions between the varying types of bourbons. This link, How to Read a Bourbon Label, gives the skinny on bourbon terminology and provides a guide for consumers when buying the next bottle of whiskey. Cheers!

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/08/25/read-bourbon-label/


Link of the Week – Clearing a Building

August 22, 2017

Whether for your own personal knowledge or for authors who write suspense, time travel, fantasy, sci-fi, military, and the like, today’s link is detailed post on how to clear your home or other structure of intruders. It’s from one of my favorite blogs, The Art of Manliness. The post talks about safety and gives you the best chances for survival, including how to hold your weapon, the best weapon of choice, how to utilize decor to your advantage, and the tactics used for clearing stairs, halls, corners, and rooms with closed doors.

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/07/12/safely-clear-home/


Link of the Week – Body Language

November 15, 2016

642px-olympicclubtimesdemocratheadline-2I have a confession to make. I happen to really enjoy the blog Art of Manliness. There is always some interesting articles and tips.  Last week, an article was posted that I think is useful for everyone, including authors—How To Use Body Language to Create a Dynamite First Impression. For writers, it is often important to use a character’s body language to get actions, reactions, and emotions across to the reader. How someone stands, sits, moves, and the expressions they wear are communicating signals about themselves. This articles explains what the body language is saying from head to toe. Very useful for pen monkeys.

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2016/11/09/use-body-language-create-dynamite-first-impression/


Link of the Week – Using the Hotel Concierge

June 30, 2015
pic by Thor

CC pic by Thor

We are in the midst of conference and convention season. That means travel. Today I’m posting a link to a useful and educating blog post titled How To Use A Hotel Concierge. The post comes from an online magazine I follow – The Art of Manliness. I see you raising that eyebrow. Yes, this is a blog for men. Trust me, this quirky site is worth the subscription. Loads of useful information, interesting history lessons, and all things manly, but with swagger, and often with humor.

Other travel advice from this site:

How To Pack When Traveling

39 Things To Do Before Leaving on a Vacation

How To Pack a Bag When Traveling