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Considering going for PMP Certification

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Andrews Jul 25, 2013. 3 Replies

Hello, all. I'm interested in getting some feedback here.  I'm currently a technical recruiter for a Managed Services group, and I'm looking to advance my career to the next level (either with my…Continue

Tags: Management, Manager, Coordinator, Project, PMP

Shaving Soap vs. Gel or Cream: I'm sold!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Andrews Jul 17, 2013. 22 Replies

I've bounced back and forth between sporting a full beard and being clean shaven several times.  Right now, I'm looking to make a career move, and the beard has a lot of gray in it now, so I'm going…Continue

Tags: razor, safety, soap, shaving

Glad to be part of the pack.

Started Jun 24, 2013 0 Replies

Hello, all.I just stumbled across AoM within the last few weeks.  And just joined the community last week.  What a great site and great forum.Looking forward to digging into some good discussions. …Continue

 

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Alan Andrews replied to Regular Joe's discussion ARE YOU READY FOR THE MASTERPAN?
"Yep. Breakfast is best when all the ingredients are fraternizing."
Wednesday
Alan Andrews replied to O'Neal's discussion Absolutely FRUSTRATED.
"There are a lot of good suggestions in these comments, O'Neal. You might look at going out on your own, but with less than a year in the business, it's going to be tough to market yourself. As Senor Bauer recommended, don't sign a…"
Wednesday
Alan Andrews replied to Specs's discussion Everyday Carry.
"Yeah, I like the look of that, but I don't like showing the cash every time I need to bring out my wallet for something."
Tuesday
Alan Andrews replied to Specs's discussion Everyday Carry.
"That's what I'm finding out. I like the feel of the smaller wallet, but it's limiting. "
Tuesday
Alan Andrews replied to Specs's discussion Everyday Carry.
"I'm in the process of revamping my EDC, to try to minimize it. I've taken most of the keys off my Every Day keyring, and got a smaller my wallet. Unfortunately, now my wallet doesn't have much room for more than a few dollars in it,…"
Tuesday
Alan Andrews replied to Brent Matthew Heikes's discussion What are the best local brews from your neck of the woods? in the group Beer Appreciation Society
"Hi, Brent. Don't know what branch of the service you're in, but if you're Army, then there's a number of craft breweries within a half hour of West Point. My favorite is Rushing Duck Brewery, in Chester, NY (about a 1/4 mile from…"
Tuesday
Alan Andrews joined Ben's group
Aug 25
Alan Andrews replied to Paul MacAlindin's discussion Privilege is invisible to those who have it
"Privelege, the perception of privilege, or lack thereof ONLY exists because there is a bias. Those who grant privelege unequally are biased. Those who perceive privelege where there is none are equally biased. And those who attempt to "balance…"
Aug 25
Alan Andrews replied to Paul MacAlindin's discussion Privilege is invisible to those who have it
""Oh, and I've known lots of non-white people who were extremely racist.  Racism is a human disease, not a white one." Yep. It's a human thing."
Aug 25
Alan Andrews replied to Paul MacAlindin's discussion Privilege is invisible to those who have it
""Public perception this idea of white privilege. Isn't that in and of itself a racist ideal?" Yes."
Aug 25
Alan Andrews replied to Shawn K's discussion Is it a paradox for a Christian to conceal carry a weapon? in the group Christian Men
"It's my understanding that offering the other cheek when slapped is not an issue of refusing to protect yourself against violence or bodily harm. It is instead a matter of how we are to handle personal insults, or affronts to our dignity. The…"
Aug 25
Alan Andrews replied to Ben B.'s discussion The most masculine attribute?
"Putting it that way, Jack Bauer, I'm inclined to agree with you and Richard Horton that "action," or "activity," may be the most defining "masculine attribute.""
Aug 24
Alan Andrews replied to Richard Horton's discussion Fragrances
"I'll check 'em out. Thanks for the tip."
Aug 20
Alan Andrews replied to Richard Horton's discussion Fragrances
"Classic Old Spice is still one of the best, in my opinion, even though I'm using Pinaud's Clubman at the moment, as I said in another comment. "
Aug 20
Alan Andrews replied to Richard Horton's discussion Fragrances
"Since I switched to wet shaving a couple of years ago, I've been mainly using Clubman After Shave on my face, and a little bit of Three Flowers Brilliantine for my hair. I like the classic smells of both of these, and they compliment one…"
Aug 20
Alan Andrews updated their profile
Dec 4, 2014

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Website
http://silverbackmusings.blogspot.com
Interests
Reading, writing, building relationships, performing onstage, getting more fit, improving every day.

Although I haven't done much of it in years, I love hunting and fishing.
Books
Lord of the Rings
The Bible
The Tarzan and Barsoomian novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs
Most of Tom Clancy's novels, particularly The Cardinal of the Kremlin
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Border Trilogy, by Zane Grey
Hondo, The Sackett Brand, Sackett's Land, and Last of the Breed, by Louis L'Amour.
The Harry Potter series
The Narnia Chronicles, by C.S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis
The Ten Thousand, by Harold Coyle
Red Phoenix, by Larry Bond
We Were Soldiers Once, and Young, by Col. Harold Moore.
Movies
We Were Soldiers
True Grit (both of them)
Zulu
Young Frankenstein
Braveheart
To Kill A Mockingbird
El Dorado
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Shawn of the Dead
The Battle of the Bulge
Midway
Knights of the Air
Music
Oh, the list is wide ranging, from opera (which I sing), rock, jazz, and country.
Quote
"I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned. Or see you hang in Fort Smith at Judge Parker's convenience. Which'll it be?"
- Rooster Cogburn, True Grit

and, from one of all time favorite "manly movies," Zulu...
Colour Sergeant Bourne: "It's a miracle."
Lieutenant Chard: "If it's a miracle, Colour Sergeant, it's a short chamber Boxer Henry point 45 caliber miracle."
Bourne: "And a bayonet, sir, with some guts behind it."

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Pull this thing out of me - or, Gigging for Grandaddy

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

If there was any punishment meted out from this incident, I never heard it.Maybe my dad told me, but I must have been laughing too hard to hear it.

I’ve been a fan of the Tarzan of the Apes books by Edgar Rice Burroughs since my dad got me hooked on them when I was in 3rdor 4th grade.

Dad…

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Pull Thing Thing Out Of Me, or, Gigging For Grandaddy

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 12:59pm 0 Comments

If there was any punishment meted out from this incident, I never heard it.Maybe my dad told me, but I must have been laughing too hard to hear it.

I’ve been a fan of the Tarzan of the Apes books by Edgar Rice Burroughs since my dad got me hooked on them when I was in 3rdor 4th grade.

Dad…

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At 6:55pm on July 20, 2013, Herb Munson said…

Hey there Alan, welcome to The Great Debate!

At 8:51pm on June 26, 2013, Michael Starling said…

Feel free to ask any old school razor questions!  I have been using them for 6 years now

At 12:38am on June 20, 2013, Larry said…

Welcome to AoM, Alan!  I read 2 posts on your blog:  West, Westboro, Wait A Minute! and the one immediately after that, about weaknesses and strengths.  Great! 

 
 
 

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Daniel replied to David F.'s discussion When is it better to be morally correct knowing it causes a worse out come? (The failure of Abstinence only educations) in the group The Great Debate
"Give them all the information. The parents will teach them morals at home anyway, no matter what they learn in school."
5 minutes ago
Liam Strain replied to David F.'s discussion When is it better to be morally correct knowing it causes a worse out come? (The failure of Abstinence only educations) in the group The Great Debate
"Not sure I follow the argument backing your assertion that risk management is a moral issue."
8 minutes ago
Aarondelrod replied to David F.'s discussion When is it better to be morally correct knowing it causes a worse out come? (The failure of Abstinence only educations) in the group The Great Debate
"Also whether promiscuity is bad is purely based on the moral beliefs of the individual. I was attempting to argue that the negative results of promiscuity are bad, unwanted children and stds. If you always take the perfect precautions I suppose…"
10 minutes ago
Jack Bauer replied to David F.'s discussion When is it better to be morally correct knowing it causes a worse out come? (The failure of Abstinence only educations) in the group The Great Debate
"Religious sexual morality doesn't "complicate the issue" any more than does libertine sexual amorality.  Both are simply values systems that people personally choose to live by.  Both are merely voluntary personal values of…"
11 minutes ago
Jack Bauer replied to David F.'s discussion When is it better to be morally correct knowing it causes a worse out come? (The failure of Abstinence only educations) in the group The Great Debate
"Afraid not.  Teaching risk management in sexual activity inherently embarks on morality ... not mere "mechanics and biology". Some would prefer that risk management be taught by use of latex barriers in inevitable premarital sexual…"
15 minutes ago
Steve Dallas replied to David F.'s discussion When is it better to be morally correct knowing it causes a worse out come? (The failure of Abstinence only educations) in the group The Great Debate
"Where exactly are they pushing the morality of it?  Otherwise, replace sex with math/grammer/science/whatever and your argument becomes purely emotional without a lot of reason."
15 minutes ago
Aarondelrod replied to David F.'s discussion When is it better to be morally correct knowing it causes a worse out come? (The failure of Abstinence only educations) in the group The Great Debate
"I'm new to this and apologize for the misplaced comments"
16 minutes ago
Steve Dallas replied to David F.'s discussion When is it better to be morally correct knowing it causes a worse out come? (The failure of Abstinence only educations) in the group The Great Debate
"I'll relate it to IT. The safest way against virus(STD)/Trojan(pregnancy) for a PC is to take it off the internet completely(absitinance). Reality says that this just isn't goign to work. So you setup protection programs, you teach your…"
18 minutes ago

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