The Father Archive

Courage is not defined by the absence of fear. Fear is natural. Courage is what happens when a person is afraid, but does what needs to be done anyway.

James Ryan
Model: Denae Albertyn Hair and Make Up: Neeshea Ellis Photo: Relz Life Photography “I found this awesome abandoned motel and gas station by accident. Once I saw it, I had this shot already planned out in my head. It reminded me of something you’d see in the deserts of Nevada or Arizona. So I...
James Ryan
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Let me just start off by saying that even though I’m no longer a sportswriter in the area of mixed martial arts, I still follow the sport on a somewhat regular basis, and maintain many close relationships with some of the most outstanding individuals that I have ever had the privilege of meeting. The...
James Ryan
“Recently, the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and the Ontario Minor Football League (OMFL) announced a partnership between the two leagues that will see the OVFL become the largest football league in Ontario.” Read the full article on Canada Football Chat here. I know a lot of people, especially in Niagara, are trying really...
James Ryan
. . . . “Tolerance of Intolerance is Cowardice” – Ayaan Hirsi Ali I remember many years back, I was on a ski trip with a large group of co-workers. We had all crossed the border into New York State and travelled to a resort that had a shuttle bus service which brought skiers...
James Ryan
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From an awareness standpoint, life is a whole lot different now than when I was growing up in the 70′s and 80′s. As young athletes, my friends and I were constantly pushing our physical boundaries, with very little regard (if any) for our own personal safety. Between martial arts, “kill the man with the...
James Ryan
Friends will always make fun of other friends, that’s just the way it is. But good friends, young men especially, shouldn’t intentionally go out of their way to make another friend feel like he’s continuously being picked on or the butt of an ongoing joke. It’s one thing to make fun of someone who...