I stumbled across AoM after I saw some of the posters on tapiture.com. I kept wondering what the Art of Manliness was. So, after a quick Google search, I found it. I've been spending a good chunk of my free time here over the last few days; soaking up the information and applying it to becoming a better man. I lurked on the forums here a bit, and decided I might as well join. 

I'm really liking the idea behind this entire project. I've always felt that a gentleman and class was far more manly than what passes today. I grew up living with my grandparents, and many of the things I've read here remind me of my grandfather. I'll admit that I haven't always adhered to the example of the men of yesteryear. However, being that I'm almost 30, it's time I start doing a better job.

A little about me- I'm a department supervisor at Home Depot. I enjoy history, particularly WWII; literature, fine spirits, fine cigars, politics, sports, and the outdoors.

I appreciate the work that goes into AoM, and I look forward to the discussions here on the forums.

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Matthew, welcome to the site.  I am a brand new member myself, having joined just over a week ago.  I'm 37, married, living in Las Vegas, and am hoping that this will prove to be a good place to hang out with other guys and make new friends and be able to discuss manly stuff and so on.  You and I have two interests in commmon that I can see; history and politics.  I hope you and I agree more than not, but if not, I hope we can both respectfully disagree without becoming hostile.  I also love history, but I tend to be more familiar with 19th century history as my Dad loved learning all he could about the Civil War and the reconstruction era.  He was one of the first to buy the Ken Burns series on The Civil War, and he and I used to stay up late some nights (when I had earned it) watching those documentaries and rolling loose change in those paper sleves.  Does anybody do that any more?  I have a good friend who is almost twice my age who lost an uncle in WWII under very suspicious circumstances, and of which history has written very little.  The history of that time comes up often in our  conversations, and I find myself wanting to learn all I can about it.  Anyway, forgive my ramblings, but I come ffrom a family made up largely of lawyers and engineers, so I guesss I can carry on a bit when I'm in the right frame of mind, though I prefer to be short and to the point.   J.D.

A hearty welcome to you as well, J.D. I'm also interested in 19th century history, as I'm a sucker for anything historical really. I just tend to gravitate more to the WWII-era. I've found I disagree with others politically, more often than not. I find it refreshing from time to time though, especially if my counterpart can be civil and provide sound arguments for his point of view. I find this type of civil discourse helps create a well-rounded viewpoint. It's possible to disagree, and even be passionate and staunch in your belief, without being crass and disrespectful.

What's up guys? I'm also new to the site. 30 years old. I like fishing & boating. Those are my 2 favorite things to do. I look forward to meeting more people & talking about interesting things. -Nate

Hi, Nate. I enjoy fishing as well. I tend to fish more crappie than anything these days. I also like to make the short trip up to Oklahoma every once in awhile and do some trout fishing on the river. I haven't been in awhile though. What type of fishing do you normally do?

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