Talked to a friend last Friday night. Convo gets around to I'm working on my car replacing front wheel bearings. . . she says "hey, you think you can replace a distributor?"Ah,. . . probably, what's…Continue
"It's really to bad I haven't put in the time to learn how to draw but I have this comic strip idea:
A human head with eyes only, no mouth or nose, and a torso, no arms or legs.
Caption "God Creates Man"
"Check out phatboygeo from Shave Nation on youtube for DE shaving. . . he says to go once with the grain, once front to back, and once back to front (maybe there is another/fourth trip). Takes awhile but that is a close shave with a DE. If the blade…"
"First, figure out what all possible eventualities are then, if you are okay with them or can handle them you can be around her. If you can't handle them you can't be around her. It's really that simple. Your choicer not hers. Remember…"
"Billy Joel "Innocent Man", "Matter of Trust", and "Piano Man"?
I'd think AoM would create a list that would be well rounded as an Essential List. As in "if you are going to show an appreciation of music then,…"
"First. . . Jazz and Doo-Wop should be completely separate genres. Instead of songs I'd go with essential albums by decade like. . . The Sun Sessions for Elvis, Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis. Also a Ritchie Valens and Fats Domino…"
"I do some yard work for a former teacher, sounds similar to the mower I use in his back yard. Big wad o' grass in the air filter. Removed the grass, that Lawnboy started screaming again. First clue. . . Lawnboy."
"Actually Jack. . . the argument "should" be. . . roads and schools are paid for (at least how it supposed to work) by property taxes and licensing and fuel taxes. Michael B. you can not pay any of those by not driving and not owning…"
"The tone of this. . . plus the fact that you admit to using passive-aggressive tactics makes me think, "If you want to find the whiner, look in the mirror."
If you want respect you have to give it first."
"I'm not saying you're wrong in your assessment in your skill level but, without hearing you play I don't know if you really are at that level. Having said that. . .
Once you reach a certain level of ability on any instrument…"
"Time. That's it.
Women react to what they feel right now. Later on she may change her mind or feel differently. I don't know if anyone asked yet but
Do you want to have kids?
That is as an important of a question as the question of your…"
"Sorry it didn't go your way. Hopefully we motivated you to crush it. More importantly as you reflect you learn and improve yourself from the experience. It may not be accurate to call it a failure. . . if you improve from the experience it is…"
Music,Playing Guitar (and all that goes with it) Art, Life, Self-improvement, gaining experience, learning for them, sharing them. The teachings of Buddha that are practical in the modern world.
Freakonomics and Super-Freakonomics, Outliers, The Tipping Point, Way of the Superior Man, Dealing With People You Can't Stand, Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment, Poker Wisdom of a Champion (aka According to Doyle).
Brad Paisley, Eddie Van Halen, Eminem, George Strait, Marty Stuart, Kenny Burrell, Some Coltrane, Bruce Hornsby, Bela Fleck, Some Miles Davis, JS Bach.
Not everything that is a struggle is worthwhile but, most things that are worthwhile will be a struggle.
"You seem to really have taken to heart Aristotle's axiom that man is a political animal. Would you say that it is true that you believe this to be the case, and if so what do you believe that Aristotle meant?"
"Apparently Moses ranks up there with the politicians and philosophers who were most influential in forming the unique and more important aspects of American government that distinguished that republicanism from the other forms of rule available at…"
"Rusty's back is jacked up, that's why I'm giving him this advice. If your back is fine and your form is perfect, you're probably still doing too much ab work. For information in the spine Dr. Stuart McGill is the go to guy in…"
"I like the image of a Johnny Appleseed traveling the country to teach history. But, I hate Florida, and I am undecided about whether students ought to be thoroughly acquainted with the "standard" narrative of history before one starts…"