This is quickly becoming one of my favorite sites. Finally a site about being manly without being macho. Real values, real skills, and good honest discussion.I've learned to drink Scotch (and love…Continue
"If it didn't get soiled or damaged then it is ok to keep flying it. It is not a superstition, the code is just intended to keep us from flying tattered old flags that do not show it the dignity that it deserves.
There is actually a pretty good…"
"While that is the ideal, in this situation getting involved as a mentor/friend can have some impact. No guarantee, but a lot of kids without an ideal family have benefited from a family friend, relative, boy's and girl's club mentor, or…"
"Sadly, he has had no male role model (based on your description). Ideally, if you and the others involved could work out a way to work with him so he can see alternatives, that is better, but he is going to resist.
If the grandmother would be…"
"How much lifting experience do you have? If you are a newbie, stick to the basics. It seems overly simplistic but the big 3 (dead lift, squats, bench press) are a solid base. Not only do they bulk easier than smaller groups, but the first 2 are…"
"Ask casually, and I would try something better than a movie. Try a meal, coffee, etc where you can actually talk. Movies can be both impersonal (no talking) and not an ideal first date.
But ask her. You are playing out scenarios in your head about…"
"This depends a lot on your boss. I happen to own a software firm and it is really tricky to balance load with developers. Each has different skills and different level of efficiency with different tasks.
Before you go in and talk to him I recommend…"
"Ray Bradbury and George Orwell are always good reads for something more in to classic Sci-Fi/through provoking relm.
For more humor most anything by Douglas Adams tends to be entertaining in its absurdity.
I'll add my vote for Dan Brown as…"
"Refreshing post man. Good for you.
Being a gentleman is always the best route. You don't have to memorize Emily Post or anything like that. It is just about being considerate to others. You might get some comments from others, but don't…"
"I second what Jack said. In addition, she needs you to step it up right now. This may not be what you want to hear, but if you feel a disconnect, see what you can do for her. Not trying to bust your chops, but your post has a lot about what you are…"
"That is a pretty open ended question. Web development spans a lot of languages and disciplines, but in general get ready for a lot of change. I've been in the programming business for around 20 years and it changes constantly. I can pick any…"
"I do think most of it is about being assertive, not necessarily "bad". Our modern world has watered down things that were traditionally considered manly. We have left the "good guy" stuck between trying to be the man in the…"
"I've pondered living in France some time in the future. Spent some time there in college and would love to go back for an extended stay. Sounds like I would need to change up my morning routine a bit.
There is always the option of body weight…"
"I prefer the gym as it mentally separates me from other things (work, home, etc) and forces me to focus on exercise.
3-4 days of weights a week, alternating muscle groups and 1-2 of cardio is my typical routine. I start around 5:30 so I am out…"
"To borrow the phrase. "Well that escalated quickly".
Not sure when we went from a civil discussion about implied meaning of a post to wild accusations, but that is totally uncalled for.
So much for enjoying the civility of this group and…"
"Yes, the word "and" does join the 2 phrases and does not, when used alone, imply a relationship. Add in "maybe even" and it creates a direct implication of relationship between the words. Had the "maybe even" been…"
"Well, was I surprised that my search results came up that Baden-Powell may have been a repressed homosexual himself and maybe even a pedophile.
This implies progression or escalation. Grammatically, there is an expectation of relationship between…"
"Even today, the term BARBER SHAVE remains known as a luxurious indulgence. And, as the definition of a close shave.
The AIDS scare caused a lot of this to die off back in the 80s, but with proper hygiene it's easy for a barber to…"
"Maybe the left/right political dichotomy is naive. Maybe there's a Y-axis between totalitarianism and libertarianism. Maybe the Nazis were centrists. Maybe, and I know this sounds completely ridiculous, but just maybe, there's a Z-axis as…"
"Those both seem like good reads! I will have to pick them up. I love those books I can sink my teeth into. Don't get me wrong, I love my fluffy reads... but I feel I enjoy things with real substance much more."