A Bit About Me
Father of two sons, husband, intrepid explorer, mountain conqueror, daring swashbuckler… okay maybe the last three are profound exaggerations.
I’m not an intellectual and my writings probably reflect that. I’m just a normal guy who still enjoys metal – despite being 30, table top gaming with family and friends, engaging conversations when they occur, and some quality binge watching with my wife. Much of my life revolves around raising my kids.
This blog though is about all of that and more. Life, culture, politics, and history involve quite a few things to think through, and one of the best ways to do that is to write down your thoughts and refine your knowledge.
Now, I’m no one special. I work a “normal” job for which I talk with a lot of different people each day. When I get done, I head home to my family and life my life. Sometimes those moments give me the opportunity to share my experiences with the rest of you internet denizens.
What is Banter Loud & Proud?
Here, I share with you much of the sordid details of my life. I can’t advocate for us to rebuild our culture if I’m not doing it myself. Being far from perfection, I’ll tell you what marriage is really like, share some hard learned knowledge, cover current events, and point you in the direction of wiser men than myself.
Brutal honesty is something people find fascinating, because it’s so rare. The challenge is displaying that honesty in a manner you would talk to a friend or neighbor about any other subject.
Some people try to do this, but far too often it’s insane talking about “controversial” subjects instead of the sane ones. I’d like to lend a hand toward changing that as well as the echo chamber screaming and backslapping that dominates far too much internet discourse.
Enough of that.
Yes, we all have to smile for our Facebook statuses after all. I’m aware, but at least be hated for who you actually are, not for who you pretend to be or who people want to label you as.
When I discovered the “manosphere,” I had little in the way of any success with women. Utilizing the wisdom of the men I’ve met through it, I found an incredible woman and wife who I now have two sons with. Hopefully, I can share what helped me with the rest of you.
Social media might not stand by you in turbulent times, but if you are my friend, I’ll always have your back. While I’m there with you, I do enjoy engaging conversations, strong coffee, fine whiskey, and the occasional nerding out and enjoyment of “heavy music” when I have the free time. Raising two young boys is a challenge – especially in the diaper stage.
I’m not a dating coach or guidance counselor and I don’t sell anything on here. I just tell it how it is. The world is broken and in great distress. Much of what I see angers and disturbs me – often the plight of the men around me. No one cares about them, but now that I have 2 sons, I not only have to care, but do something to alleviate this.
Instead of putting my head in the sand and enjoying the schadenfreude, I put what skills I have to work in pursuit of building a legacy, identity, and sharing the work of others that are doing everything they can to help us rebuild.