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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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Latest Activity

Alan Andrews replied to Mongoose's discussion Where Do We Draw Limits of Gender Changing? in the group The Great Debate
"I haven't read all the comments, so I may be the turd in the punchbowl, but I'm of the opinion that a person who "identifies" as a gender other than the one their DNA dictates is in need of psychological and spiritual counseling,…"
Tuesday
Alan Andrews left a comment for Juan Gabriel
"Hi, Juan. Thanks for connecting. I'm not on the AoM forum as often as I used to be, but it's always good to make new acquaintances."
Tuesday
Alan Andrews replied to Regular Joe's discussion ARE YOU READY FOR THE MASTERPAN?
"Yep. Breakfast is best when all the ingredients are fraternizing."
Aug 26, 2015
Alan Andrews replied to Specs&Beard'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."
Aug 25, 2015
Alan Andrews replied to Specs&Beard's discussion Everyday Carry.
"That's what I'm finding out. I like the feel of the smaller wallet, but it's limiting. "
Aug 25, 2015
Alan Andrews replied to Specs&Beard'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,…"
Aug 25, 2015
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…"
Aug 25, 2015
Alan Andrews joined Ben's group
Aug 25, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
Alan Andrews replied to Richard Horton's discussion Fragrances
"I'll check 'em out. Thanks for the tip."
Aug 20, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015

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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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Earl Foote replied to ClubmanPinaud's discussion Why does it just not feel right? in the group The Barbershop
"That is a LITTLE far!  I shave my head myself now, but it would be fun to have a barber do it occasionally.  There are a few expensive "gentlemen's lounges" that do headshaves.  I'll need to save up my pennies.…"
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