Golden Rule: What would Jim Harrison do?

Vet every inch of your life.

Everything you own should have a story.

Eat wild food.

Fair chase only.

Fly fish.

English Setters are always the right choice.

Save Public Lands.

Cook French peasant recipes.

Study Escoffier.

Hike the backcountry.

Earn your turns.

Leave no trace.


Know how to use a map and compass.

Know Wilderness First Aid.

Join the Explorers Club.

Dress like a grown up.

Harris Tweed.

Mid-Atlantic hems only.

Neopolitan tailoring.

Knit Ties.


Harris Tweed.

No white socks.

Trim your fingernails.

Listen to Fugazi.

Listen to Townes Van Sandt.

Listen to Francoise Hardy.

Read the classics.

Study archeology and learn from the ancients.

Know your Whisky. And know your Whiskey.

Know what you believe.

Be it don't say it.

Know modern art.

Know classic art.

Know your cars and trucks.

Lift weights.


The standard: 15 strict pull-ups and 100 push-ups without stopping.

Stay out late.

Live in NYC at least once in your life.

Try not to swear like an idiot.

Keep your house clean.

Keep your boots clean and oiled. Obenauf's boot oil only. Never wax.

Get better at whatever.

Play a sport.

Learn how to fight.

Learn how to talk to anybody.

Write a story.

Argue to learn not to win.

To each their own.

Practice Emotional Intelligence.

Learn the logical fallacies.

Know how to debate.

Practice Mindfulness.

Get into things too much, too often and all at once.

Ignore lists.

Never do what anyone tells you.

"Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy... or they become legend." - Jim Harrison

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A suffix forming the superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs: warmest; fastest; soonest.