""... though power tools can make most anything manlier. Garden with horsepower. Overkill is underrated."
Rototillers are for pussies afraid of hard work, sweat and blisters. Pick, shovel and spade all the way, say I."
"I love my garden with all my heart and it is somewhere I can escape and no one comes near me because if they do I give them a job. I loved gardening with my sons and can't wait for my grandchildren to grow enough for me to initiate them in the…"
"I agree there are benefits to no till, fostering that community of microorganisms in the soil builds healthier plants and soil, and keeps the weeds down. However compaction is a farmers worst enemy, and it is constantly ongoing. So tilling, plowing,…"
"What activity, be it gardening, sewing, carpentry or cooking is not manly if done by a man who knows who and what he is?
I shop for groceries, cook, do the dishes and sew and iron my own shirts.
Tell me I'm not manly - just try"
I've been working in a department store (Belk) inside of a mall for almost three years now. I've never had any security problems and I've always felt safe up until last Friday. I departed from school around 2:20 and I arrived at work at 2:40pm for my 3 o'clock shift. Belk employees have to park on the third floor of the parking deck which I've been doing. On this particular day, the deck was a bit fuller than usual due to the Easter weekend so I parked in the very back of the deck against the…See More
"I can't remember if I have mentioned this before, but there is a book that lays the groundwork for such a question and it was by an author called Barry Fells. He posited that there were many groups here in what we call the United States…"
"There has been no era that the following era did not think was oppressive. 100 years from now, they'll think we are all backwards asshats, too. How exactly, is hard to discern. But asshats in their eyes, we will be.
I was having a conversation with a woman today and I made a positive comparison to the style and composition of women in the Antebellum South. An African-American lady overheard me speaking and became extremely angry that I made a positive reference to a time when her ancestors were enslaved. I asked her if she thought the bubonic plague was the only thing going on before the European Renaissance, then I asked her if taxes would be the only reason an American would have stayed loyal to Britain…See More
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