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Help with Blog for Young Husbands/Fathers

Started this discussion. Last reply by C. Armstrong Jan 6, 2013. 18 Replies

Afternoon, men,I'm working on a blog that provides help for husbands and fathers who take on these frightening responsibilities before age 25. I want to offer insights and tips, not exactly Art of…Continue

Updating Wood Paneling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Carter Jun 2, 2013. 3 Replies

Fellows,I've been working awhile filling in the circa 1960 wood paneling in the new house, trying to get the wall to look flat. Based on some DIY instructions and videos, I decided to pack the cracks…Continue

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Mucho gusto.

Started this discussion. Last reply by MarkTalbert May 4, 2012. 2 Replies

Morning, gentlemen. I've been an avid AoM reader for awhile, and I'm looking to step further into the iron-sharpening world this site has to offer. I'm 24, married, and have a son, Hank. Copywriter…Continue

 

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Greg Carter replied to C. Armstrong's discussion Updating Wood Paneling
"I agree with Rick, but I see your point about keeping what is up. If you can find trim that suits your taste, you can install it over the seams in the paneling. It will not be flat, but look more like wainscoting when finished.  GC"
Jun 2, 2013
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Jan 7, 2013
C. Armstrong replied to Mr Stewart's discussion Advice?
"I'd say, learn from people you admire. Lots of people you don't will tell you all sorts of crap, but if you follow their advice, you'll just end up like them."
Jan 7, 2013
C. Armstrong replied to justin's discussion Hello from Tennessee
"Welcome, Justin! Since you're new, lemme recommend some great reads--the series on honor. So good. Enjoy. From a fellow Tennesseean"
Jan 7, 2013
C. Armstrong replied to C. Armstrong's discussion Help with Blog for Young Husbands/Fathers
"I appreciate it, Jack. If you have any thoughts about those challenges and blessings that you think would help other guys in a similar situation, I'd love to put them up on the blog. Shoot me an email at connergarmstrong@gmail.com if you'd…"
Jan 6, 2013
Jack Green replied to C. Armstrong's discussion Help with Blog for Young Husbands/Fathers
"I think you might have something here. I followed a similar path, married at 21, went to college at 23 and just had our first child at 28. Nothing crazy but it definitely had some unique challenges and blessings. Let me know how I can help."
Jan 4, 2013
C. Armstrong replied to C. Armstrong's discussion Help with Blog for Young Husbands/Fathers
"Terrific. I look forward to reading your stuff. There definitely seems to be a gap in resources, so it's great to hear that somebody else saw the need."
Jan 4, 2013
Austin replied to C. Armstrong's discussion Help with Blog for Young Husbands/Fathers
"I actually just started a similar blog. Mine is focused in general on the problems and benefits of starting a family young. My wife and I were 21 and 22 respectively when we got married, and our first daughter was born when I was 24. Once my blog is…"
Jan 4, 2013
C. Armstrong replied to C. Armstrong's discussion Help with Blog for Young Husbands/Fathers
"Hey, Joseph, Thanks for chiming in. I think this is a crucial issue and really needs to be addressed on the site. Would you be willing to write a little about how you've dealt with this issue and give some pointers on how other guys can address…"
Jan 4, 2013
Joseph R. replied to C. Armstrong's discussion Help with Blog for Young Husbands/Fathers
"I apologize for being late (software update releases are hell) but I would definitely be interested in providing any help I could to the blog. Something that hasn't been explicitly mentioned is that I (and i'm sure many other…"
Jan 4, 2013
C. Armstrong replied to C. Armstrong's discussion Help with Blog for Young Husbands/Fathers
"I hadn't thought of that. That's a great angle, and I'll definitely be looking out for men who might be interested. Thanks for your help, Will!"
Jan 4, 2013
Will replied to C. Armstrong's discussion Help with Blog for Young Husbands/Fathers
"OK:  lack of respect, lack of maturity, and to a lesser degree, lack of money.  Thank you:  I get it now. You might get posts that are helpful on the first two of these from men who did not marry young as well."
Jan 3, 2013
C. Armstrong replied to C. Armstrong's discussion Help with Blog for Young Husbands/Fathers
"Stellar. I'll send you a message with specs. Thanks, man."
Jan 3, 2013
Adam replied to C. Armstrong's discussion Help with Blog for Young Husbands/Fathers
"I think this is a great idea and I'd love to help. I was married at 22. I completely understand what you refer to as the challenges of skipping bachelorhood. Financial, cultural, etc. I have 4 kids at age 34 and I get funny looks all the time.…"
Jan 3, 2013
C. Armstrong replied to C. Armstrong's discussion Help with Blog for Young Husbands/Fathers
"Some good thoughts, for sure. The idea of the blog is to help guys develop that maturity--not just get cash! I was 21 when I got married, and I thought I was fairly mature, but I learned about a day into the honeymoon how far off I was. So instead…"
Jan 3, 2013
Rick Shelton replied to C. Armstrong's discussion Help with Blog for Young Husbands/Fathers
"I think there is a 'window', if you will. I married fairly late (first time) and included were two children. So I was an older bachelor who ended up with an immediate family and all the joys and troubles that go along with a…"
Jan 3, 2013

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Stoicism and the Sublime

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 4:23pm 0 Comments

In his 18th Century tome A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origins of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful," Edmund Burke lined out the cause behind man's defensive use of stoicism:

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. For fear being an apprehension of pain or death, it operates in a manner that resembles actual pain. Whatever therefore is terrible, with regard to sight, is sublime too, whether this…

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Carl Monster replied to Alan Robertson's discussion Getting Back into the habit of exercising. Any tips for getting back into the groove? (MUCH BETTER TITLE)
"I didn't say it was going to be easy.  Took me years to find out what I truly liked. Sounds like you are on the right track, just be patient."
6 minutes ago
Rick Shelton replied to Alan Robertson's discussion Getting Back into the habit of exercising. Any tips for getting back into the groove? (MUCH BETTER TITLE)
"I think a lot of middle aged guys can't seem to find the time to do what they find enjoyable wrt exercise.  Often I feel like I don't have a minute to spare with everything I do with work, repairs on car, repairs on house, yard…"
7 minutes ago
Carl Monster replied to Alan Robertson's discussion Getting Back into the habit of exercising. Any tips for getting back into the groove? (MUCH BETTER TITLE)
"You are too kind. "
8 minutes ago
Leto Atreides II commented on Josh Allen's photo
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"I'm saying that because your upper body is leaning back and to your right as if you've recoiled in fear from something in front of you. Not a powerful position. I'm not sure you really want to try to equate power with your size.…"
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Alan Robertson replied to Alan Robertson's discussion Getting Back into the habit of exercising. Any tips for getting back into the groove? (MUCH BETTER TITLE)
"I can certainly appreciate the advice that says "Find something you enjoy doing" but that isn't always as easy as it sounds.  Sometimes there are barriers to beginning new hobbies. Sometimes that is a financial threshold to be…"
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Rick Shelton commented on Josh Allen's photo
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"That's not 'edge', that's just your crazy showing."
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Carl Monster replied to Alan Robertson's discussion Getting Back into the habit of exercising. Any tips for getting back into the groove? (MUCH BETTER TITLE)
"Don't remind me in the middle of my happy de-load week, please! lol"
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Josh Allen commented on Josh Allen's photo
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"No,the reason your saying that John is because you can't tell how powerful I am in terms of size since there is nothing and no one to compare it to in the photo, my posture is perfect and I walk elegantly. I'm about 6'3 and very…"
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