MAY 2017

The Relevant Man

online magazine

Fashion, health, lifestyle, grooming, financial tips, advice and resources for men in the prime of life. The Relevant Man provides a series of online articles and videos that serve as guides to an online community of men who have matured beyond the label of “young adult.” This brand defines the distinctions for all aspects of life…enabling ongoing vitality, confidence, and enlightenment.

thoughts from Scott’s desk

It’s May!

It’s a time for Americans to eat cheese filled corn tortillas, drink beer, and pretend that Cinco de Mayo is important to the Mexican culture.

It’s a time to treat Mom to a special day to thank her for putting up with us for the rest of the year. Thanks Mom!

It’s the start of Ramadan which actually IS a significant holiday, but will receive little or no recognition in the U.S. media, because it lacks the capitalistic merchandising that we associate with holidays. Suck on that Hallmark!

May is also American Bike Month which means that a lot of people will be dragging their cycle out of the garage or basement, taking one or two rides, feeling the butt pain the next day, and calling it a season.

The month of May was named for the Greek goddess Maia, a.k.a. Bona Dea, the Roman era goddess of fertility whose festival was held in May. So, even way back in the days of the Roman empire, this month was all about chasing tail.

For some of us, May has unfortunately (but truthfully) been monikered Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month. So, let the sneezing, sniffling, and wheezing commence.

May might mean a lot of things to a lot of people. Hopefully it’s a time for celebration, getting outdoors and enjoying the fresh air. There may be a rainy, wet a miserable day along the way … May that day never come.



Scott Barthelmes
Editor / Publisher
The Relevant Man, LLC


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