I enjoy reading and contributing to AoM. But I find that every few minutes this site kicks my computer off of my home wifi. This never happens unless I have AoM open. If I close AoM my computer…Continue
"Personally, I feel I am now better able to keep my passions within due bounds. When I was going through the degrees I had no idea what this meant. Now this is probably the single most important lesson I learned so far. This single…"
"I think for some men it's the only place that they experience brotherhood - get the chance to do some service work that isn't a huge sacrifice, offers the chance to be around a big group of men to see how other men conduct…"
"I was 19 when I petitioned. The state just passed the year before to lower the age to 19 making me the youngest member of my home lodge. I was convinced by the members there that the Grand Master's one day class was best way to go about it. I…"
"For me it works like this. I think in sentences. The process of improving sentences is called editing. I improve my thinking by editing my mental sentences. I do this by writing them down on paper and correcting…"
"Crime + Punishment is Suburbia (2000) I like films that are unpredictable and this one qualifies. Also, at about one hour and eighteen minutes into this film there is the best description of guilt that I have ever heard."
"This reminds me of another forum that I participated in where we were challenged to assemble a group of small items, photograph them, and upload them as an avatar. Ok, here goes;
1. rusty Ford
2. S-K tools
3. the sound of frogs
4. maple Bun…"
"I earned my aircraft mechanics license six years ago and have been working on commercial jets since then. It is my understanding that both the ACARS (AirCraft Automated Reporting System) and the transponder ceased transmitting at the same…"
"Thanks Steve. I saw that too, but couldn't explain it as well as you did. For years I spent my time wondering why I had problems. I examined myself to death. I spent so much much time wondering why I had problems that I…"
"Daniel wrote "it's no fun being around someone you see in a romantic light, seeing them move in life, knowing they don't care in the same way for you".
I agree with you Daniel. Fun isn't the reason you do it. …"
"I notice a trend in this thread to discount the benefits of celibacy. Men (and women) tend to embrace the intensity and pleasure associated with physical and emotional intimacy. The benefits of celibacy are subtle. I am not saying…"
""To castigate a group of people as "other" and propose they are less worthy, less than human, to discriminate against them are the classic tools of manipulation and eventual violence"
Well said. It worked for Hitler,…"
"If communism can't work because it removes the components of greed and laziness from the individual; then those components need mitigated in capitalist societies. Especially one of 300million+.
"A mall employee would be a third-party beneficiary to a security contract. Since there were representations to him about the level of security, there might even be some kind of contract between OP and the mall or security company. It…"
"If you're hunting bison for meat, that's one thing. If you're hunting it for sport, as you've pointed out, that's another. The point I was trying to make was that hunting a lot of big exotic game is about as sporty as…"