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Welcome To The Way Of The Renaissance Man

Whether you’re a Renaissance Man already, a Renaissance Man in training, or a woman who loves a Renaissance Man, we welcome you to the prospects of better living.

We look forward to bringing you our distinctive content, including new articles, episodes and resources to help you become a fully focused, integrated and celebratory Renaissance Man.

Be sure to explore the resources section and use all of the different categories of information and resources provided by our host, guests and regular contributors to help you get the most out of every day.

Way of the Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Jim Woods

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Welcome To The Way Of The Renaissance Man

Whether you’re a Renaissance Man already, a Renaissance Man in training, or a woman who loves a Renaissance Man, we welcome you to the prospects of better living.

We look forward to bringing you our distinctive content, including new articles, episodes and resources to help you become a fully focused, integrated and celebratory Renaissance Man.

Be sure to explore the resources section and use all of the different categories of information and resources provided by our host, guests and regular contributors to help you get the most out of every day.

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    The Hands of an Artist

    The Hands of an Artist

    Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by  Hall of Fame Trial Lawyer and American Academy of Achievement Golden Plate award recipient, Louis Nizer.
     
    The Hands of an Artist
     
    “A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.”
     
    — Louis Nizer
     
    The British-born lawyer and author provides us a very clear verbal picture of the essence of what it is to be an artist. But you don’t have to be an artist in the traditional sense to benefit from this wisdom. If you act with your hands, brain and heart in whatever you choose to do in life, you’ll be that much closer to experiencing the passion, joy and success that you truly deserve.
     
    Jim Woods
    October 20, 2021
     
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    Profound Proverbs

    Profound Proverbs

    Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods  
    Today's insight was inspired by a simple, yet powerful passage from the bible — Proverbs 21:5.
     
    “The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.”
     
    — Proverbs 21:5
     
    This verse from Proverbs extols the virtue of hard work and its connection with material gain. It also warns that if you are careless with your decisions, it could end up costing you plenty. Words to live by, wouldn’t you agree?
     
    Jim Woods
    October 13, 2021
     
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    Nermine Rubin's Thirst-Quenching Conversation

    Nermine Rubin's Thirst-Quenching Conversation

    Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man…a conversation with thirst-quenching founder and CEO of Water 4 Mercy, Nermine Rubin. The Way of the Renaissance Man podcast is all about conversations with interesting people who have a true passion for what they do. In this episode, Jim speaks with just such a person, and she is Nermine Rubin, Founder & CEO of Water 4 Mercy. Water 4 Mercy is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide a “One-Two-Three Solution” to permanently end thirst, hunger and poverty in our world. Through the use of innovative technologies and partners, and with a whole lot of love and passion, Water 4 Mercy provides clean water, agriculture, and educational solutions to areas in Africa that need it most. In this interview, you will see for yourself how passion, dedication and knowledge can be focused to solve a serious problem. And in doing so, you’ll see how one person can spearhead a movement to make the world a better place. Jim really enjoyed this heartfelt conversation with Nermine Rubin, and we suspect you will too. To find out more about Water 4 Mercy, including how to donate to this worthy cause, go to https://water4mercy.org/. And to watch the amazing new video about what Water 4 Mercy does, simply click here.
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    The Cat and the Horror

    The Cat and the Horror

    Welcome to today's Audio Essay from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods
     
    Today marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center September 11, 2001. In this special audio presentation, Jim offers his poem and thoughts on this day.
     
    And now, here's Jim Woods.
     
    The Cat and the Horror
     
    By Jim Woods
     
    There was a cat sleeping on my porch
    She didn’t know what I had witnessed
    The lacerated skyline of metropolis
    A bleeding out of her twin sons
    Flying lancets piercing steel hulls
    Black smoke seasoning the azure sky
    As the falling man descends to the concrete
    Incendiary ideas born in Bronze
    To please a prophet on a white horse
    Hatred of the good for being the good
    Crumbles a once-proud icon
    Falling ash blankets District streets
    A macabre concoction of concrete, bone, blood
    Fury rises in the giant’s heart
    Rage and revenge burn white
    Country targeted, let there be fight
    Two decades later, let there be flight
    There is a cat sleeping on my porch
    While the world remembers
    Jim Woods
    September 11, 2021
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    On Saturday, we mark the 20th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001.
    And yet the passing of two decades hasn’t been enough to fade our scars. And for me, those scars will never be allowed to fade.
    Etched on my personal black box recorder are the memories I had circa 1999, when I checked in at the World Trade Center lobby to report to work for my first day at Morgan Stanley. The firm’s training program for new advisers/traders took place in those Twin Towers, and in the weeks that followed, I spent many an afternoon high atop the Manhattan skyline, learning the business inside the iconic monument erected to celebrate capitalism, Western achievement and the wealth of nations.
    Their boldness, their glaring simplicity, their twin-brother like stance and their defiance of the rest of the New York City skyline was all part of the reason the World Trade Center was targeted for destruction by forces whose primary directive is death to the infidel.
    On that day, when the blue skies were pierced by the stiletto insertion of commercial jets into the towers, I watched the events unravel from some 2,500 miles west. A condo nestled at the foot of the Hollywood Hills hardly seemed congruent to the billowing smoke oozing out of the structural siblings.
    The only connection in my mind was… my mind.
    A mind having been there just a couple of years earlier, wondering what it would be like to actually be there in that moment.
    Wondering if I would have been incinerated along with the roughly 2,600 other souls that were extinguished that day.
    Wondering if I would have acted heroically, the way so many did.
    Wondering if I would have succumbed to the cowardice that so often accompanies paralytic fear.
    I would like to think I could have been a hero. I need to think I would have been a hero.
    Fortunately, I didn’t have to find out.
    Instead, from afar, from the safety of Hollywood, I watched. All day, all night, I watched. Compelled by the horror; compelled by the enormity. Thinking to myself, “Will this be the world from here on?”
    Would the world be plunged into war? At that moment, I wanted war. I wanted vengeance. I wanted to pound those responsible, and the philosophy that animated these acts, into a pulp.
    I still want to.
    I want to stoke the burn of that day. I want to remember the collapse of icons.
    I want to keep calling out the life-hating, celebratory death cult of ideas that is radical Islam, and I want to rejoice in its defeat.
    The scars of history must never be allowed to heal, and no salve of time should be permitted to mask the day America would be altered forever.
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    Rand on Choice

    Rand on Choice

    Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods  
    Today's insight was inspired by Russian-born American author, philosopher and creator of Objectivism,  Ayn Rand.
     
    “Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.”
     
    –Ayn Rand
     
    The novelist/philosopher reminds us here that choice is not an option in life, it’s a requirement. Remember that the next time life confronts you with a difficult or important decision, because the choices you make really do determine your existence.
     
    Jim Woods
    September 8, 2021.
     
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    Five Minutes with Dave Rubin

    Five Minutes with Dave Rubin

    Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man, Five Minutes with Dave Rubin. During the recent FreedomFest conference in Rapid City, South Dakota, talk show host, author, and ideas activist Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report came by for a quick visit with the Renaissance Man. Although brief, the discussion covered several interesting topics, including classical liberalism, the rise of “Big Tech,” and the problems it’s brought to the issues surrounding free speech. Plus, find out what Dave’s entrepreneurial solution is to this problem, a solution that’s based on competition. And now, here’s Jim’s introduction and thoughts on the episode, followed by 5 minutes with Dave Rubin.
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