Ken Meyer

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Lincoln- February 9, 1861- Tintype From Lost Negative

<b>“At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us.”</b><p><i>“At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? — Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! — All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte</i> <i>for a commander, could</i> …

At what point then is the…

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

Jefferson Davis-

<b>A previously unpublished quarter-plate tintype of Jefferson Davis attributed to photographer Jesse H. Whitehurst of Washington, D.C., from the collection of John O’Brien. In “Military Images”</b><p>Previously unpublished portraits capture future Confederate Commander-In-Chief Jefferson Davis and first lady Varina Howell Davis at a critical moment in history. The pair of quarter-plate tintypes, part of the John O’Brien, have an extraordinary provenance that traces to an unexpected source—U.S. Secretary …

How to write a short story: 10 steps to a great read

Writing a short story differs from writing a novel in several key ways: There is less space to develop characters, less room for lengthy dialogue, …

Creative Writing

Using Short Stories to Promote Your Novels - Caleb and Linda Pirtle

August 31, 2015<p>Rayne Hall<p>Oops! To access this content, you must upgrade to Starter Bundle Monthly or Starter Bundle, or log in if you are an …

Top 100 Short Story Ideas

Do you want to write but just need a great story idea? Or perhaps you have too many ideas and can’t choose the best one? Well, good news. We’ve got …

Creative Writing

How to Write a Short Story (That's Actually Short!)

Most people probably think that it’s easier to write a novel than it is to write a short story. In reality, however, it’s actually harder to write a …

Creative Writing

Top 10 Toilets Through Time

It’s not glamorous, but everybody needs to do it. From Romans gossiping on the loo to medieval royal bottom-wiping, to the invention of our modern …

Morning Stretching Routine For Health & Vitality | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This post was a collaboration between AoM and Mike Fitch of</i> <i>Animal Flow</i><i>.</i> <i></i><p>When your alarm went off this morning, how did you get out of …

How to Tie a Men's Scarf: 5 Masculine Styles | The Art of Manliness

Scarves are a great way to stay toasty warm when the winter winds come biting. But many men don’t know how to tie a scarf in a masculine and …

“We should abstain from enforcing our views upon unwilling nations”

“As the United States is the freest of all nations, so, too, its people sympathize with all people struggling for liberty and self-government; but while so sympathizing it is due to our honor that we should abstain from enforcing our views upon unwilling nations and from taking an interested part, without invitation, in the quarrels between different nations or between governments and their subjects. Our course should always be in conformity with strict justice and law, international and local.”<p>…

William H. Crook

<b>William H. Crook</b> (October 15, 1839 – March 13, 1915[1]) was one of President Abraham Lincoln's bodyguards in 1865.[1][2] After Lincoln's …

Never Complain; Never Explain | The Art of Manliness

<i>Never complain; never explain.</i><p>This pithy little maxim was first coined by the British politician and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, and adopted as …

Self-improvement

18 At-Home Date Ideas | The Art of Manliness

Every relationship expert will tell you that one of the keys to keeping the spark alive in a long-term relationship is continuing to court your …

Kids

The Pros and Cons of Attending College - Is College For Everyone? Part II | The Art of Manliness

Welcome to Part II of our series that asks the question of whether or not college is necessary. In Part I, we took a look at the history of higher …

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2016

One thing I have learned in more than six years of blogging is that the only type of reading challenges I actually like taking part in are the ones …

Historical Fiction

History behind Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Revenant’ adventure almost as colorful as fiction

For a guy with such a fragile name, Hugh Glass must have seemed unbreakable.<p>Shot twice and mauled by a grizzly bear, the mountain man made famous in …

Canary Home Security System

The long wait is finally over, the Canary all-in-one home security device, is now available for purchase. The sleek system incorporates an HD, …

75+ Hobby Ideas For Men | The Art of Manliness

In the days of old, leisure time was not thought of as a chance to “veg out,” but as an opportunity to pursue one’s passions and interests — an …

How to Start a Collection & 50+ Manly Collection Ideas | The Art of Manliness

Hobbies should be an important part of every man’s life, especially in our increasingly passive, and abstract world. In a previous post, we outlined …

Book Collecting: How to Start Collecting Books | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Nate Pedersen.</i><p>Earlier this year we covered the joys and basic how-tos of starting a collection. It’s truly …

How to permanently delete your Facebook account

So you’ve grown sick and tired of Facebook and will be no longer using the service in the foreseeable future, eh? You’d be making a mistake assuming …

Operating Systems

When Couples Argue About Retirement Part 1: What About Me?

“All you care about is working more… and more… or losing my pay rate. Why is it always more for you? What about me?” she exclaimed.<p>Her husband’s response was pointed, “We’re too far into the game to give up. Why lose everything we worked for because you’re having a few bad weeks at work?”<p>“I have …

Retirement

World War II History

Sioux and Native American Manhood | The Art of Manliness

“The Indian, in his simple philosophy, was careful to avoid a centralized population, wherein lies civilization’s devil. He would not be forced to …

Essential Etiquette for Young Men | The Art of Manliness

“In whatever society, or in whatever part of the world, a gentleman may happen to be, he always complies externally with the spirit and usages of the …

The Historical Novel Society and Facebook

“Historical” and “Facebook” might sound like a conundrum, but they are intimately linked. Facebook launched its site in February 4, 2004. Historical …

Social Media

Canary Home Security Device

With a bevy of intelligent sensors, a high-res camera, and an ear-piercing siren, the Canary can keep your home safe using nothing more than an …

Smart Homes

Multimillionaire celebrity coach Tony Robbins shares a life-changing moment that forever changed how he thinks about money

He went from a cash-strapped upbringing to an estimated net worth of $440 million, has coached some of the wealthiest people in the world, and even wrote a book about mastering your money, "MONEY: Master The Game."<p>His financial perspective is unique — he does not equate wealth with a dollar sign— …

Tony Robbins