Monday, October 05, 2009
If you haven't ever seen the blog The Art of Manliness, you must check it out. It is a clarion call for and examination of (an idealized) classical masculinity. Most recently, the authors produced a series of motivational posters using pictures of and quotations by Winston Churchill.
While preparing for the birth of our first child, my wife and I considered different baby names. I thought that if I had a son, he should be named after a great man that he could really look up to. Winston Churchill was easily within the top five (others included George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and William-Adolphe Bouguereau). Well, we had a girl, and my wife prudently pointed out Winston is an odd name. The latter is sad, for Sir Winston would be the sort of man that I would like a son to emulate.