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Book Review: Catcher in the Rye

Book Review: Catcher in the Rye

An unlikely hero – Holden Caulfield is relatable to many young adults growing up in a conventional setting – forced normality, failed parenting, social anxiety. Those who grew up away from both their parents or attended a boarding school may relate to the feelings of angst and alienation within our protagonist. He blatantly points out…

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blank By Aron Frost, December 3, 2020 Aron is the editor of The Scout Within Me. At the age of 6 he was enrolled into the boy scouts, where he spent most of his childhood exploring the wilderness of South Africa. He loves fiction, whiskey, camping, James Bond, and the untamed and unknown.
Song of the Day: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Simple Man

Song of the Day: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Simple Man

Oh, take your time, don’t live too fastTroubles will come and they will pass… I first heard this song a decade ago, my dad was listening to it in the lounge on his casette player. It’s not too heavy of a rock song, and the chorus has you humming along. The words are inspirational and…

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blank By Aron Frost, December 1, 2020 Aron is the editor of The Scout Within Me. At the age of 6 he was enrolled into the boy scouts, where he spent most of his childhood exploring the wilderness of South Africa. He loves fiction, whiskey, camping, James Bond, and the untamed and unknown.
Be a Man My Son – “If” By Rudyard Kipling

Be a Man My Son – “If” By Rudyard Kipling

I remember several occasions where my dad showed me how to keep a calm head despite the chaos. As a young teenager, I foolishly played football not long after recovering from a broken arm. After a tackle on the wet grass, I fell and smashed my arm up terribly. It was so much pain that…

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blank By Aron Frost, August 11, 2020 Aron is the editor of The Scout Within Me. At the age of 6 he was enrolled into the boy scouts, where he spent most of his childhood exploring the wilderness of South Africa. He loves fiction, whiskey, camping, James Bond, and the untamed and unknown.
Why All Men Should Read Literature

Why All Men Should Read Literature

Reading is an essential skill that every man should master. Here’s why it’s worth picking up a book.

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blank By Aron Frost, July 13, 2019 Aron is the editor of The Scout Within Me. At the age of 6 he was enrolled into the boy scouts, where he spent most of his childhood exploring the wilderness of South Africa. He loves fiction, whiskey, camping, James Bond, and the untamed and unknown.
Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho was first published back in 1988. The book is about devotion to a life goal. It shows us the extent and challenges one must face when believing or following a personal pursuit.

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blank By Aron Frost, October 16, 2018 Aron is the editor of The Scout Within Me. At the age of 6 he was enrolled into the boy scouts, where he spent most of his childhood exploring the wilderness of South Africa. He loves fiction, whiskey, camping, James Bond, and the untamed and unknown.
Book Review: On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Book Review: On the Road by Jack Kerouac

About the Author Jack Kerouac was an American novelist and pioneer of the beat generation. His writing style was erratic and largely unedited. He was influenced by jazz music and based most of the work of his own life experiences. When read aloud, the words take on a certain musical rhythm and tempo. “Soon it got…

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blank By Aron Frost, October 16, 2018 Aron is the editor of The Scout Within Me. At the age of 6 he was enrolled into the boy scouts, where he spent most of his childhood exploring the wilderness of South Africa. He loves fiction, whiskey, camping, James Bond, and the untamed and unknown.
The Man with the Beautiful Eyes – Charles Bukowski

The Man with the Beautiful Eyes – Charles Bukowski

when we were kids there was a strange house all the shades were always drawn and we never heard voices in there and the yard was full of bamboo and we liked to play in the bamboo pretend we were Tarzan (although there was no Jane). and there was a fish pond a large one…

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blank By Aron Frost, April 5, 2018 Aron is the editor of The Scout Within Me. At the age of 6 he was enrolled into the boy scouts, where he spent most of his childhood exploring the wilderness of South Africa. He loves fiction, whiskey, camping, James Bond, and the untamed and unknown.

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