Tending the Fire

“Call men to a passionate and sacrificial quest with the odds stacked against us, and you can’t keep us away.” @wolfandiron(Mike Yarbrough) from “Tending the Fire”

This is not a book about hunting or sports or beer or whatever things spring to mind when you think about “manliness” or “being a man.” There is a much higher calling here. It’s a book about taking responsibility and about showing up and being present. It’s a book about courage and discipline and spirituality. It’s a quick read, but I think it works better if you just pick it up, read a section, and then wrestle with it for the day. 

There are a ton of good quotes but this one stood out to me. Mike seems to be a guy with his hand in a lot of different things and I’m thankful that he wrote a book that’s challenging and insightful.

I usually give away the books I read but I’m keeping this one. And that cover illustration is SO GOOD! 🤩 Hat tip to @eyeballfortress

By Paul Mignard

Illustrator and Sketchnoter. I prefer pizza over tacos. I like to draw things without fur much more than things with fur. When presented with two choices I pick the one that's less complicated.