Brian Burnham
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  • Williamsburg, VA
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Brian Burnham's Discussions

End of the "Man-cesion"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Jul 11, 2011. 12 Replies

Joining the National Guard

Started this discussion. Last reply by J Roman Nov 6, 2010. 13 Replies

Good Dress Shoes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mitch Feb 20, 2012. 75 Replies

 

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Remembering Dad

This is a group for men who have lost their fathers. It is a place to mourn, celebrate, and remember our fathers and a place for men to share experiences and draw strength from one another.See More
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Kenneth Armstrong commented on Brian Burnham's group Remembering Dad
"Thanks Ryan. I'm trying to do the right thing, and just take each day as it comes. Someone on here said it best, I am acutely aware of Dad's absence."
Feb 12
Ryan James commented on Brian Burnham's group Remembering Dad
"Ken, you're definitely doing the right thing. Offer your support and help and check on her as frequently as you feel you can. She'll come around and it will take time for her, and you to process the sudden change in life as you knew it,…"
Feb 11
Kenneth Armstrong commented on Brian Burnham's group Remembering Dad
"Scott, thanks for confirming that I'm doing the right thing by giving Mama her time and some breathing room to process Dad's death, and her emotions, in her own way. I know we're both hurting, and ultimately we each have to find our…"
Feb 11
Scott L Ferrell commented on Brian Burnham's group Remembering Dad
"You are doing the right thing. I backed off when my father died and I let my mother have her space. She will include you when she is ready. "
Feb 10
Kenneth Armstrong commented on Brian Burnham's group Remembering Dad
"Today marks one month since I lost Dad, and I still can't really "accept" that he's gone. I feel like I don't really have anyone in my life that I can spill my guts to, and I am trying not to let it render me totally…"
Feb 10
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Jan 24
Edward Warden commented on Brian Burnham's group Remembering Dad
"Today I remembered something that my Dad said: We were on the base, and we saw a sign that said, "Free Leann Womack Concert."  "I didn't know that she was in captivity," he said.  He did have a good sense of humor. "
Nov 14, 2014
Michael J. K. commented on Brian Burnham's group Remembering Dad
"Nov. 9th would have been my father's 77 birthday. He died in 1975 Jan 21."
Nov 6, 2014
Michael J. K. commented on Brian Burnham's group Remembering Dad
"I had a friend of the family my moms friend after my dad died and he abused me.   I also had a close male friend about15 years older than me who was like a dad he did not abuse me."
Oct 19, 2014
Edward Warden commented on Brian Burnham's group Remembering Dad
"I plan to mention this in church tomorrow: My mother said that, after my father died, she went to see her pastor, Jonathan, to talk about her grief.  Jonathan told her, "Sharon, Ed would come back now, even if he could.  He's…"
Sep 13, 2014
Michael J. K. commented on Brian Burnham's group Remembering Dad
"I felt the same way towards my father Ryan.  and the 40 years have not changed any of that. "
Sep 12, 2014
Ryan James commented on Brian Burnham's group Remembering Dad
"Coming up on the 6 month mark / half a year since my father's passing. In ways it seems like there has been some peace with things, in other ways it's still like day 1. I know this is completely individual for all men, some of us share…"
Sep 12, 2014

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Interests
Medieval Reenacting, History, Psychology, Home Brewing, Camping, Backpacking, Archery, Science Fiction
Books
The Modern Gentleman by Phineas Mollod and Jason Tesauro, The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
Movies
The Last Samurai, Braveheart, Kingdom of Heaven, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Michael Collins
Music
Carbon Leaf, Matchbox 20, Bryce de Byram, Celtic Music, Jazz
Quote
"A king may move a man, a father may claim a son. But remember that, even when those who move you be kings or men of power, your soul is in your keeping alone. When you stand before God you cannot say 'but I was told by others to do thus' or that 'virtue was not convenient at the time' This will not suffice. Remember that." - Edward Norton as King Baldwin IV in Kingdom of Heaven

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Brian's Manly Mental Health Minute for 3/1/10 Living Up to Your Values Part 2: Understanding Self Control and Its Limits

Posted on March 1, 2010 at 10:30pm 0 Comments



Many of the values expressed by men on various parts of this forum are what one called call "traditional values" and many of these values center around controlling one's impulses. Many men consider self control to be a virtue in and of itself. However things that are easy are rarely considered virtues and for men honestly struggling to live up to there values the admonishment to simply control themselves better is often less than helpful. In this manly mental health minute I will examine… Continue

Brian's Manly Mental Health Minute for 2/22/10: The Pitch: How Salesmen Sell us Things We Never Knew We Needed.

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

There is no doubt that managing your money is an important skill every man should possess as it is essential to ensure his own well being and providing for his family. That being said salesmen are experts in separating fools from their money and can usually separate even a wise man from his hard earned cash. This shouldn't be surprising as their own livelihood depends on this skill. However just what is it that they do that can turn the normal frugal man… Continue

Brian's Manly Mental Health Minute for 2/15/10: Living Up to Your Values Part 1: Recognizing Cognitive Distortions.

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 8:00am 2 Comments

One of the central themes of the Art of Manliness has been, and doubtless will continue to be helping men better define their manly values. While values will no doubt vary

from man to man, we are all in agreement that manly men strive to not

only have manly values, but to live up to them as well. However as

Adlai Stevenson put "It t is often easier to fight for

principles than to live up to them..."…

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Launching Brian's Manly Mental Health Minute

Posted on February 8, 2010 at 1:54pm 3 Comments

One thing I have noticed as I peruse the main sight and the forums is that a lot of the posts and discussions have to do with mental health. Discussions about interpersonal relationships (marriage, dating, friendships), about personal resiliency or "hardihood", coping with stressful circumstances, and becoming the best man you can be are all, in a broad sense at least, mental health discussions. So, as I have wanted to…

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At 8:38am on April 28, 2011, Steve M said…

Brian,

Here's wishing you a belated Happy 27th Birthday!

At 12:19am on March 20, 2010, Jason M. said…
Thanks for the add!
At 9:32pm on December 23, 2009, Michael J. Austin said…
Here's wishing you a most joyous Holiday season to you and yours and a great New Year :)
At 11:41pm on November 25, 2009, Michael J. Austin said…
Here's wishing you and yours a most joyous Thanksgiving !!!!
At 4:12pm on April 27, 2009, Michael J. Austin said…
Happy Birthday Brian !!!!!!!!!!
 
 
 

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