"The problem with clothing for larger men, is once you get past XL, shirts especially just come in a square shape. Which doesn't help to change any view if we have... ahem... a "daddy belly."
I have the additional problem of being long…"
"Tucked in and fitted are actually your allies when dealing with a skinny build, as untucked and square is just going to hang off of you and make you look like a walking wire hanger.
Shirts with horizontal patterns, or…"
"Having done this exact thing let me offer a bit of advice. Be careful about the tip of the pen you get. I got the calligraphy tip because it was what I thought I should get, but the calligraphy tips are flat and sharp cornered - and the…"
"Formal business correspondence, such as a letter to a politician, was always better typed, for as long as typewriters have been generally available.
The meta-skills involved in penmanship - fine motor skills, attention to detail, carefulness,…"
"I've never had much experience with calligraphy, having what teachers and my mother have always called "atrocious" handwriting. I cannot write a grocery list, recipe, poem, song, or little notes to my wife without the recipient having…"
"I have the penmanship of a doctor. They studied for many years to get handwriting that bad.
I should consider myself fortunate that i have the same penmanship without the training.
Compliments of the computer age i don't write that much.…"
" Do it John! Do it now and start with the finest (narrowest) calligraphy pin you can find but use one with an ink insert. Carry it everywhere. Use it every time you sign your name. You'll soon be writing…"
"You quite probably already know this, but for preventing ink smears, fountain pens and gel pens are not your friends.
I wish I could remember the instructions the nuns used back in my day, but there was a certain way the southpaws had to…"
"Chuck — for "handwriting first aid" would you accept Handwriting Repair? My students have included quite a few left-handers — including more than a few forcibly "rightified" left-handers.
Kate Gladstone — the…"
Which fictional character inspires you? And Why?Hannibal Lector's intelligence and the things like keeping his heartbeat at a steady beat whenever, and his capability of literally becoming immersed within his own mind that the commotions around him are seemingly not there.See More
"Best investment: New Holland Tractor with a bucket loader - paid for itself many many times over; followed closely with following the advice to put as much as possible into 401k. Started with 10%, then pared it down over the years to employer match…"
"Beware the "Silence Meter" that you develop when the kids come along. You get used to the noise, and the absence of noise is an indicator of an impending issue. One day when my internal noise meter went off, I asked the wife where the…"
"I've done some research on this subject and it seems the culprit is carbs: mainly wheat and sugar. A diet of protein, fruits, Veggies and nuts/seeds along with weightlifting and some cardio is the ticket to getting rid of abdominal fat. Dude,…"
I've known gay guys who were slobs, dressed horribly and brutish in manner, and very girly guys who were downright straight perverts when you got to know them.
There are lots who fit the stereotypes as well, enough to generate it…"