Sure it broke a lot, but John Tinseth couldn’t help but fall in love over and over again.
John Tinseth ex-deputy sheriff, ex-paratrooper, and ex-park ranger, is the author of the men's style blog, The Trad, whose tag line, "Not as good as it was—better than it will be," sums up his view of life. You think it's bad now? Just wait. Appreciate it while you can. As an Army brat, Tinseth saw enough of the world at an early age to know “assholes are everywhere." For this reason, he doesn't like much, but what he does like is what he loves. Tinseth hangs his clothes, for now, in New York City.
“Have you ever seen a telephone wire with a bunch of birds sitting on it?” I nod. “Birds fly up and join the other birds… But you my friend—You’re like the bird that flutters around the wire. Not sure where or even if he wants to land.”
John Tinseth remembers preparing to engage the Guyanese Army, only to discover that the 900 dead Americans were killed in a mass suicide.
8 year-old John Tinseth had seen pictures of a woman’s breasts before, but this was his first view further south, and he wasn’t sure what he saw was all that great.
John Tinseth looks back on a road trip in a hunk of fat Detroit steel with four buddies and a can full of piss.
The recorded music of the late Reverend Gary Davis, an itinerant, blind street musician of the Jazz era, “simply sears my heart,” says G. Bruce Boyer.
If you want to make a good impression the morning after, learn to make these sexy-soft eggs in your new friend’s kitchen.
John Tinseth looks back on one of the most important films in his life, The Last Detail, and marvels at how almost nobody saw it.
John Tinseth looks back on how his mother thwarted his first clandestine affair with the most voluptuous girl in his 9th grade class.
John Tinseth looks back on the family that used to be his in-laws, and marvels at the way ties unravel.
John Tinseth explains the complicated rules surrounding the wearing of a Double-Breasted blazer, and what the jacket says about the man wearing it.
John Tinseth looks back on a memory from back in 1985 starring a vintage BMW motorcycle and a very direct woman.
With at least 51 people dead from the giant tornado that ripped through Oklahoma, the Wheeler family was relieved to know that their son was alive.
The tornado was at least a half-mile wide and had winds up to 200 mph.
After the giant tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, Melissa Newton and city manager Steven Eddy talk about being in the middle of the destruction.
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has taken the first step toward allowing the ordination of openly gay men and women.
Amanda Berry, a woman missing for 10 years, and two other women were rescued on May 6 by Cleveland officers; watch their emotional recounting of the rescue.
Justin Cascio talks to T Cooper, author of Real Man Adventures, about writing, crying, and being a real man.
Malbec. Robert Mitchum. Blueberries. My wife’s laugh. Phoebe Cates. Diet Ginger Ale. My Bloody Valentine. Madrid. Diane Arbus. Mean Streets. Anne Sexton. The Replacements. Cezanne. Tossing around a football in bare feet … Sean Beaudoin has one hundred words on love.
D. T. Brown didn’t quit owning things. He quit materialism.
Five ways to change your life for good.
This is love.
Patterns, colors, proportions, oh my!
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Do you know the way to your own heart? Men who cook and write wanted.
It’s not exactly criminal. So why do you hide the source of your joy?
Sometimes, what makes us do evil is easier to understand than the reasons why we choose to do good.