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…"
"Exactly, New Orleans prior to Katrina (the last report I heard) spent an average of over $9,000 per child per year for primary and secondary education in the public schools. Another report I read stated that over the prior 5 years a…"
NO, you are wrong. Just giving money to poor kids to attend 'better schools' won't make them better students. One of the primary reasons kids do well in those schools is the parental involvement. That is where…"
Hello AoM Community,My name is Andrew Clayton.I recently graduated from Rowan University in New Jersey with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Before walking across the stage as a symbolic entrance into the real world, I had been offered an engineering position at a small engineering firm not far from the school. I've been working here for upwards of 7 months now, and AoM is a nice escape from the frustrations of work from time to time.I found this website a couple months back, and it could not…See More
"Never met my paternal grandfather, he was the son of a preacher and a tenant-farmer in Arkansas. He apparently died of a heart attack around 45 years old when my father was about 1.
My maternal grandfather was born of Irish immigrants in…"
"My maternal grandfather died before I was a year old in a farming accident. I didn’t get to know him.
My paternal grandfather lived to be 89. He was 52 when I was born. He and my grandmother worked in a shoe factory. …"
"I had an insufferable education system. If my professor would not have been so overworked, I would be doing writing full-time/paid. Then there is the fact that I live in the middle of nowhere, and then there is the fact that they want experience . .…"
There’s some back-story here, so bear with me.For a few years, we were pretty close friends with another couple in town. My wife and I had always been looking for that “Barney and Betty” couple to do things with, and it looked for a while they would be the ones. They were very private in some ways, but also welcomed us into their family events such as weddings, birthday parties, etc. My wife and I were the only non-family members at these events. We responded in kind and invited them to our…See More