Alexander Cort Bear
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Loss of child

Started this discussion. Last reply by JonEdanger Dec 31, 2013. 8 Replies

Hey Gentleman, a bit of a sad subject here. One of my coworkers had a child recently (named him Hudson Hawk, how legit is that), a baby boy and after being home for a couple of weeks the baby died of…Continue

Tags: funeral, children, death

Help with leather belt

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brown Fox Jan 5. 4 Replies

So I just made a new belt, but have never worked with leather before. I just wanted a raw leather belt that would last 20 years like my Grandpa always had, without spending $100.I bought a leather…Continue

Tags: care, belt, leather

Media to Pass time at work

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter O'Reilly Aug 27, 2013. 12 Replies

Hey Gentlemen, So most the day at work I write emails, test scripting, and edit trainings for my coworkers. This leaves me with a lot of time with headphones in. I have been listening to more This…Continue

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Brown Fox replied to Alexander Cort Bear's discussion Help with leather belt
"I'm wearing a belt I made from a Tandy blank in 1974. The holes I used the most over the years are now 10 mm slots, but they still function. I wouldn't worry about it. I suppose you could put grommets in the holes, but I don't think…"
Jan 5
Tracy W. Saunders replied to Alexander Cort Bear's discussion Help with leather belt
"Sorry but what you have may technically be leather it is not quality leather. Check saddle back leathers site and it will give you an explanation of what good leather is. A better place to source your leather would be a tack shop."
Jan 5
Brad Williams replied to Alexander Cort Bear's discussion Loss of child
"I agree about the hug and the silent presence.  A quote from Allan Quatermain, when his two friends come to visit after the death of Quatermain's son: All this while Curtis and Good had been silent, feeling, I suppose, that they had…"
Dec 31, 2013
Alexander Cort Bear replied to Alexander Cort Bear's discussion Loss of child
"True that"
Dec 30, 2013
Alexander Cort Bear replied to Alexander Cort Bear's discussion Loss of child
"Nursery, man that is a cool idea. Thanks for that.  "
Dec 30, 2013
Will replied to Alexander Cort Bear's discussion Loss of child
""I'm terribly sorry."  There's nothing better that can be said. What to give?  I don't know.  I can't think of anything relevant."
Dec 30, 2013
HondoBob replied to Alexander Cort Bear's discussion Loss of child
"Nothing is more painful to a parent than the death of their child. Nothing. I have served in the Army for many decades and intimately know death from long, painful experience. The only thing you can do is offer condolences (sympathy) for their loss…"
Dec 30, 2013
Alexander Cort Bear posted a discussion

Loss of child

Hey Gentleman, a bit of a sad subject here. One of my coworkers had a child recently (named him Hudson Hawk, how legit is that), a baby boy and after being home for a couple of weeks the baby died of SIDS. I am going to the visitation tomorrow and would like to give something to the father, any ideas outside of the usual flowers and such. Thank you sirs. See More
Dec 30, 2013
Alexander Cort Bear replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion Favorite fictional pipe smoker?
"Hans Landa, That dialog while smoking, damn. What a dick, but he was BA "
Dec 26, 2013
Alexander Cort Bear replied to Tyler Wells's discussion What man most personifies "The Art of Manliness"
"Mr. Paul Newman! B.A. in movies and humble in life. Got into racing cars, fought for political beliefs and what he thought was right, and knew when he had enough money, so did everything he could to make other's lifes better. Him or Mr. Rogers.…"
Dec 12, 2013
Alexander Cort Bear replied to Brian Borrego's discussion BEARDS
"It should be a bit damp from the shower then push the hair up and get the skin a good rubbing and then start stroking downwards to get the middle and tips of the hair. If you get a good oil (ie dream beard, beard brand, etc) and it soaks in…"
Dec 6, 2013
Alexander Cort Bear replied to Brian Borrego's discussion BEARDS
"I am a few months into my yeard and this is my regiment (but I am excessive): Hardly every wash it. soap will dry it out, treat it like denim. Of course get it wet in the shower, just stay away from soap and shampoo that will take away natural…"
Dec 6, 2013
Alexander Cort Bear posted a discussion

Help with leather belt

So I just made a new belt, but have never worked with leather before. I just wanted a raw leather belt that would last 20 years like my Grandpa always had, without spending $100.I bought a leather strip blank from Tandy (since I heard that, though cheap, they are good quality.I used Leather Balm with Atom wax on the back and front twice because I wanted it to stay a natural color.I then smoothed the edges with a plastic smoother and gum tragacanth. I also Just poked a single hole since my pants…See More
Dec 6, 2013
Alexander Cort Bear replied to Todd Serveto's discussion Calling Dad by his First Name? REALLY?
"My wife's brother and sister (much younger) call their parents by their first names. They travel a lot for their hockey games, and it seems like all the parents have their children by their first names so not everyone is yelling 'mom'…"
Aug 29, 2013
Alexander Cort Bear replied to Nathan DeParis's discussion A Good View
"I like old maps on my desktops. I get them from here since they are huge: http://www.bigmapblog.com/ These are the ones I'm using at work and on my…"
Aug 29, 2013
Alexander Cort Bear replied to Scott Peterson's discussion Where Can I find a well tailored shirt?
"I have the same problem, the stomach is what is way to wavy for me. I have not tried BleuFlamme, but the prices seem really good. I have ordered from indochino.comm, which makes great stuff but is higher than Bleu it looks like. I usually just…"
Aug 29, 2013

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Cormac McCarthy, I have a degree in history, so a lot of history books, especially about 1800s realpolitik
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Lots of British directors, Guy Ritchie, Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, Matthew Vaughn
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Folky Americana stuff (i.e. Avett Brothers, Head and the Heart, Josh Ritter, Brighteyes etc)
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Though personally he prefers to be called Stormaggedon, Dark Lord of All.

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