Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Good Men

I am lucky enough to know good men. I don't mean men who are nice enough guys (although I know some of them). Or men who won't take advantage (know them, too). Or even men that you can't really say anything bad about (yep, got 'em in my life). I mean good men. Men who still care about what a handshake means. Men who care deeply, even when it's inconvenient. Hell, even when it may not be in their best interest. Men who are willing to take a little less in order to ensure everyone has a little more. A good man doesn't have to cause himself damage, isn't a martyr, can absolutely stand up for himself and set boundaries. At the end of the day, though, his name means something ~ and it means something good. I learned what a good man was from my father and grandfather, so I learned all this from the best.

The sad thing is every man I've ever met would say he's a good man. And yet, when push comes to shove, there's going to be a reason or rationalization or excuse to not be a good man. To go back on his word, or make the insult, or choose the other path. And then there are these guys...


AppsRUs. I have no picture of AppsRUs that is good to post here, which is bothersome and needs to be remedied, I realize. The other remedy is his inclusion in this list. See, he was the entire reason this post exists ~ and I still left him out at first. Really, Pobble? Really. A few weeks ago, I got to thinking what a good man he is, and how lucky I am to know him. Which got me thinking about other good men I know. Which got me this list. So, yeah, AppsRUs. 

My Other Mac (to learn more about this good man, read this adventure in Austin, NV)


The Country Boy (who is practically the world's last boy scout, for god's sake)

The Grill Master

Now, I know it's popular these days to show men as goofy, bordering on idiotic, man-children. Commercials are insultingly full of men who can't quite get it right. Those men aren't a part of my daily life. These guys are. These really good men.

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.


Dennis R. Upkins said...

Ode to the good men because they are few and far between.

And to quote Alanis, "And I am fascinated by the spiritual man. I'm humbled by his humble nature."

Anonymous said...

Glad that you've got the good men in your life. Equally glad that you recognize how fortunate you are.

BostonPobble said...

Dennis R Upkins ~ They are few and far between. I'm honored so many of them are in my world.

So and So ~ I've never understood people who couldn't recognize gold when they had it. SMH...