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
"The last book that I re-read was "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg. I read it five times this summer - it's that good (if you are into self-improvement).
I also try to read "Six Great Ideas" and "Ten…"
"In Texas, ALL of the work is memory, mouth to ear. I learned how to memorize in a more efficient way which helped me pass some pretty nasty tech certs.
Having said that, I have met several better men than I, Good Men that I want to become more…"
"I agree that these groups are way too quiet for supposedly being a forum dedicated to "manliness" rather than girly ground pounders.
I have the unreasoning bias of a parent or owner so my favorite plane is my Cherokee 160.
She is all torn…"
"I do believe that the concept was that the mourning was the cost of the protagonist's understanding and empathy.
In addition, it did become apparent that there existed no requirement to destroy the civilization upon the Homeworld of the…"
"I was going to recommend Robert Rodriguez film debut El Mariachi which is in Mexican but it involves drug dealers and what not, it is quite good and the protagonist isn't involved with drugs but it does involve some chasing and a case of…"
"I like'em treading somewhere in the middle, like the American / Hollywood version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Otherwise I prefer to lean towards non-mainstream. Not necessarily edgy; just non-mainstream.
It's a question of…"
"I thought it was a good story, but the ending sucked where the kid mourned the aliens. While it is true that we should understand other's motivations for acting the way they do. If they don't think I should live for whatever…"
"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."
"I guess as far as household repairs goes, it depends on what your hardship tolerance is and if you have kids.
We just toughed it out without a water heater for a month while I very, very, very slowly figured out which tankless hot water heater…"
"Thanks all, much appreciated.
It's good to hear that these are very possibly lingering issues from what indeed was a tough time.
You're very right I think. I am guilty of 'clinging on' to the honeymoon period and…"
"Actually, the major (expensive) fix-its that have happened at the house have been the "gotta get it fixed NOW" sort of things. Like when the bottom rusted out on the ancient water heater. That's really when having $500 or…"
"I think y'all are just moving down the intimacy timeline and expecting it to look like the first few months, and reacting to it when it doesn't, then taking the rub too seriously.
If one of you is in a bad mood, just spend time apart or…"
"Of course not, that is how a believer is to live, friend.
It took me 20 years of prayer; I have the wife the Lord provided me, and now I understand why it seemingly took so long... Our Lord is not in a hurry, he provides the best for us, if we…"
"1) like I said earlier. Ultimatums are pretty stupid, esp very early in a relationship. It makes a stupid power play that almost always comes back to bite you in the ass. I still remember my first "date" with my wife(we had already messed…"