10 Things I Learned From 2 Years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay

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I don’t delve into my Peace Corps experience very often–probably because it is a very personal subject to me–but I served as a PC Volunteer right out of college for two years in the middle of nowhere in Paraguay, South America.  On this cold winter day in the northern states, I would like to reflect upon the […]

What I Learned from Reading a Woman’s OK Cupid Messages

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I’m out at the bar on one of those random Tuesdays at 2 a.m. You know how it goes. I’m hammered and I strike up a conversation with a woman at the bar, asking questions for my own personal amusement. She’s 41 and not bad looking for that age, as her body is holding up decently […]


I was excited to participate in #nonothingnovember. I had my goals laid out. I wrote them on a whiteboard in my room. I recited them every day after I got up and before I jumped into the shower, something I took from the fantastic book Think and Grow Rich.  In the first 3 days, I finished the […]

An Open Letter to the Media: Why The Viral Catcalling Video is Bullshit

Dear Viral Catcalling Video People Who Have Their Panties In a Bunch, Hi. My name is Michael Knox. That’s a pseudonym. Nice to meet you and thank you for reading. I find the media’s framing of the viral catcalling video offensive, but probably for different reasons than you do. The video is a perfect example […]

Death and Womanizing

So the beginning of #nonothingnovember has been marked for me by the passing of a close relative of mine, an uncle. It’s funny the way you feel when, as you are gearing up for a discipline-filled month centered around yourself, the death of someone you knew well hits you like a ton of bricks and you […]

Five Red Pill Comedians All Men Should Check Out

Comedy is one of the best mediums for passing down red pill knowledge in the mainstream. One reason it is so effective is because you don’t have to use logic. Trying to say that the the glass ceiling debate is bullshit by citing studies comes across as whiny. Saying ‘I get a dollar more an hour because […]

What Girls Want

A girl I know recounted to me a dream she had last night: “I don’t understand it, Michael. In my dream  I married a porn star, Bruce Venture. But it was like totally an emotional thing, not sexual. I literally woke up feeling in love.” I explained to her: “so it signifies that you want […]

Guitar Game

I was walking through downtown Chicago on my way to a show last week, my guitar slung over my shoulder. A cute girl, we’ll call her a 7 with nice boobs, stops me: CuteGirl: “Is that a guitar you’re carrying?” Me: “Yes, yes it is.” CuteGirl: “Oh wow, that’s cool. It’s really big. Do you […]

#NoNothingNovember: My Goals

If you haven’t heard about #NoNothingNovember, check out KidStrangeLove’s post about it. The 3.5 vices I am giving up are below. 1) Stop spending frivolous money. In order words, make as much money as humanly this month possible via both my job and online. Record results. While money doesn’t buy happiness, it sure does buy freedom […]