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On Faith, Creativity, and the Artist in Today’s Society – An Interview with Chris Koelle

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So this article will be a bit of a departure from the type of thing we normally post on the page. This is actually an interview with an artist that several of our staff members have prints from in their homes and offices. Chris Koelle is an award-winning illustrator whose dramatic, visceral artwork has helped…

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EDC: Vehicle EDC

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  Last time we talked about why you would carry EDC items in your vehicle. Your vehicle has the largest real estate, second only to your home. As such, the minimalism aspect of EDC relaxes a bit and the items carried in your pockets – and possible backpack – are complemented by additional items.  …

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EDC: Everyday Carry beyond the pockets

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What is the cardinal rule of EDC? Last time we talked about what EDC is. Both the accouterments one carries with them and the mentality behind what they carry, the why. We discussed a few of the more common basics in the EDC arsenal and why relying on technology like our smartphones is antithetical to…

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Everyday Design In Your Everyday Life

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Have you ever stopped to think about how much our everyday life is effected by design?   Think about it, almost everything you touch, use, or interact with on a day-to-day basis was thought of, designed, or created by someone. Every aspect of it the result of a conscious choice or an unintended consequence of…

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EDC: An Introduction to Everyday Carry

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  What is EDC?   Everyday Carry, or EDC, is literally the entirety of the items any individual carries with them every day. EDC is also the mentality of what, and why, one carries what they do. In the first sense, everyone has an EDC. My oldest daughter’s EDC would be her purse, some lip…

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Always Prepared: A Lesson From the Forest

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Growing up in the city there were several things that I thought I would never see in my life. Since Cleveland is not known for natural disasters, I never had a need to prepare for one. In my mind, hurricanes were up there with a Browns Super Bowl as something I thought would never happen….

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Finding Purpose in our Lost Hours

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at the wheel

I have a lot of what I had called downtime in the past, lets call them lost hours. I have a one hour to one hour and fifteen minute commute each way to and from work each day. On top of that, I am an Audio Visual IT Support Technician for a large school district….

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The DUDERONOMY Desktop Background Series! – Background 1

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We wanted to make something that you could all use that would daily remind you of what we are meant to be while also spreading the word about DUDEronomy. In that vein, we will start creating and sharing Desktop Backgrounds that you will be able to download and use on your computer. We will be…

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What Do We Do When We Plateau?

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I step onto the scale in the dim light of my bathroom, using the flashlight on my phone to check the numbers since my wife and infant are sleeping in the next room after another fitful night of rest. 253 again.   I stare in disbelief. Frustration. Anger. Resentment. Depression.       For the…

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Less Gross by New Years – A Thick Man’s Journey Back to Fitness and Health

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It’s about to get real up in here…. I feel gross. Lately I have started to feel more and more out of shape and disgusting.  I have held at 6 feet tall and around 240-250 pounds for quite some time, but in the last few months I have seen that swell to 270. The morning…

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