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Last week Friday, my good friend and literary genius Kate Carman, while in town from Seattle helped me to clean out my wine cellar. During one of the wine cellar clean-out evenings, the recent blog tour came up in discussion, and we got to talking about Rowan MacLaoch. Rowan, being dubbed a Renaissance man by my girl over at Her Book Self made us start a debate on what Renaissance man really means. Wikipedia became involved when we just couldn’t agree, and the final say was that it was knowing a little bit about a lot of things. The details are hazy, but at some point it had been described as a yin and yang. A lover and a fighter.

“Wait” I said putting down my wine glass and lifting my hand, “waitwaitwait. Did you just call him a lover and a fighter?”
Kate, “Who? Oh, yeah, Rowan. He’s like a lover and a fighter he’s got both you know?”
“No really though, he’s –“
“Omigod!! He’s a fighter pilot!! A literal lover and a fighter!!”
Insert squeals of pun-y laughter here.

The photo above is my mental depiction of what I think a renaissance man looks like. But, what are your thoughts on modern day renaissance men? Who are they and what does it mean to you?