After ten years of shaving my head I let it grow out a couple of months ago and realized I don't really have that much on top. I decided today to start shaving again but still like the idea of growing it out. I was wondering if those in the group that don't shave and just trim your hair if you just buzz it down or go to the barber. I also wondered if you shave the fuzz you have on the top of your head, buzz it or let the barber take care of it.See More
"I am habitually addicted to nicotine, and I make no excuses for it. That being said, pipes are the least efficient way for me to put nicotine into my body. For me, pipes are a hobby, cigars are a treat, and other forms of tobacco are nicotine…"
For you pipe smokers out there, do you consider your pipe smoking a hobby or habit? I do realize that there could be overlap between the two. For me even though I usually only get one bowl a day I consider mine a habit. I started smoking a pipe back in 2008 when I quit smoking cigarettes. I needed something to take the place of a cigarette with my morning coffee, my last hurdle to quitting. Now I don't feel right if I don't get at least one bowl in the morning. I also smoke a pipe for the…See More
I was wondering if anyone in the group started shaving in the 40's or 50's and can tell me how men shaved back then. By the time I started shaving there were double edged disposable razors and canned shaving cream. Also I had to learn on my own. The reason I asked is this was an era when few if any men had any facial hair and most shaved daily. I can't see those men doing two or three passes to get a baby smooth shave and spending twenty minutes each day shaving. So I was wondering what razors…See More
"My dad taught me how to shave when I was in sixth grade. Pretty basic, canned foam, four blade razor, drag across face. I taught myself how to shave with a safety razor and eventually a straight razor."
"As an Italian I don't have much facial hair. Other then the cliche Mario looking mustache, the rest of my face grows in patches and does not connect (no manly beard). I'm currently growing a van dyke but that is as far as I can…"
"I can remember watching my dad shave when I was very young, but by the time I started shaving he had long been a full beard man. When my time came he gave me an old Norelco electric shaver that had been the last thing he used before he grew his…"
Hi there Bearwolf. Welcome to AoM. Also, I'd like to give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you with us.
"Personally, I see nothing at all wrong with stoicism, especially in men. There's a world of difference between keeping your head when others around you are falling apart, and supressing feelings until the pressure is too much and…"
"Nothing to do with politics. Carter was weasley, let others make his decisions, messed up the Iranian hostage big time, and was controlled by his wife and mother. Clinton was/is a whore who screws around on his wife unapologetically. "
Our core of masculinity, mine and yours, Is like a holy of holies, a source into which God poursOil of gladness Not just to anoint, but for fuel to fill the golden candlesticksTo burn and shine and power, to give us light in difficult hour.Why then do we have such trouble this holy place accessing?Do we fear the awesome power? Do we seek to control the blessing?Are we preoccupied with our manly flesh so visible to others?Is all that matters how I compare to my brothers?If we put aside our…See More
This would never happen, but use your imagination here:Suppose there was a day that it was mandatory for ALL men to go shirtless.What would it be like? How would you react? How would others react?Would you be in favor of such a day? Would you extend it to include boys of all ages, or over a certain age?Discuss!See More
"Eh. That's all political. Carter was an honorable man. Dumb as a sack of doorknobs ... but honorable. Clinton was a bit of a cad, but had some solid guys-guy traits. I wouldn't name either of them as…"
"Wow that all just came together. Many thanks fellas, that gives me a better understanding. I figured the ancients might be one good place to begin. Meditations really just caught my eye, but I understand now what Bobby said about it. Thanks for…"