Though they aren't common in the United States, Jjimjilbangs, Banyas, Onsens, and Hamams are a great places to hang out. This is a group for men comfortable in their own skin and appreciate the eastern ideas of public bath houses.See More
"OTOH, I went to high school with some fellows who were sartorial individualist. One guy wore Deerstalker cap (Think Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes) and an Ulster overcoat virtually all the time. One college buddy (politically to…"
Knitting and crocheting and,yes, macrame are necessary skills for the seaman. As is sewing. In the sailing ship days, you had to know it, because other than "the slop chest" you had to make and mend your…"
"Thanks Tom - good advice - I'm doing just as you said and keeping it close to the vest. Close friends only. No casual acquaintances, storekeeps, clients, etc. I don't wanna be The Walking Dead. Would rather be despised than pitied. :]
"The only thing I can offer is that I knew a man whom I considered stand-up guy. One day he simply wasn't there any more. He never told anyone except his wife that he had cancer and I never knew it. That's the stoic approach and it allows…"