The Wild Man

A blog by Zeke Pipher

Don’t Mess With Texas!

The Wild Man’s job is to teach the young man how abundant, various, and many-sided his manhood is. The boy’s body inherits physical abilities developed by long-dead ancestors, and his mind inherits spiritual and soul powers developed centuries ago. – Robert Bly, Iron John Kevin, a good friend from Texas, just sent me a picture […]

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Men Who Are Successful But Dead Inside

Measuring a man’s success by assessing his accomplishments is like trying to determine the height of a mountain using a stopwatch. You’re starting with a fatally flawed idea. A man’s heart is mysterious; it can lead him to accomplish great things, yet be sick while he’s accomplishing them. For example, boxer Oscar De La Hoya […]

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Busyness & The Fight to be a Father

1958 was a rough year to be a tree sparrow in China. Mao Zedong, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, launched the “Great Sparrow Campaign,” calling his countrymen to join him in exterminating these “pests.” According to Mao, the sparrows were eating too much grain and were holding China back from economic […]

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