"Wow. You posted this question six years ago. Just in the possibility that you're still checking your replies from time to time, I would recommend David Murrow's book, 'The Map.' The first part is a fictional story, but as…"
"I couldn't agree with Saxon more. Whatever failures your Dad had, they are still teaching moments. If you can put the resentment of youth aside and forgive (accept) his failures as 'part of life', you can still learn from his…"
"At nineteen, life gives a young man like you all kinds of choices. Like I told my three boys. Make your choices as best you can - and accept responsibility for the outcome - whatever happens. To me, that's the cutting edge of an adult."
"Thanks Titus. You are correct. His name was Harvey Mansfield. I overlooked that when I typed it too fast.I found the book fascinating simply because he did quote from so many resources. You know he's not BS'ing and making something up.…"
"Gotta take a whack at something you quoted or asked: "Is it even true that men are less language oriented than women?"
One of the dominant feminist stereotypes is that 'women are better at communicating than men.' But let's…"
"Hey Clint! The tag caught my curiosity. Just skimmed over it, since I'm prressed for time at the moment. Two remarks:1) Get a copy of Dr. Henry Mansfield's book "Manliness". It is well researched and very insightful.2) The…"
"I belong to a group that assists the Red Cross behind the scenes - so I can share a little bit with you about FEMA. FEMA requires every major metropolitan area to have a disaster plan whether it's a threat of tornatdos, earthquake or hurricane.…"
"I apologize and I realize I should not have mentioned that because it combines two different views: one as an individual and the other as a nation. Most people will get hung up and say we should do one and the same.You're right, that is a…"
"Liam is correct and we have to be VERY careful not to adopt an intolerant attitude towards those who are religious, but just don't believe like we do.
I think I understand what you're getting at. The problem however is not one of political…"
"For the money, I would have to weigh in with a couple of guys who suggested nice, but comfortable loafers. Loafers work year round. Nice looking ones can be matched up with a pair of slacks and a tie for a dress up occassion."
"The predominat rule for a "Sports coat" is that the pants should not match (even 'almost' match). That said, there are dressy jeans that can be coordinated with a proper sports coat. In addition, there are nice colored twill…"
"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.See More
I have a cautionary tale for my fellow outdoorsmen out there. I went hiking solo today through some less traveled canyons near where I live. I unknowingly ended up off trail and was aggressively bouldering to get up and around some obstacles, mainly a decent sized waterfall. I kept pushing because I thought this was my route, and the knowledge that I wouldn't need to go down because I was on a loop. Anyway, I finally got up the bulk of it and couldn't find anything that resembled a trail.…See More
"Good evening gentleman, just purchased an inexpensive safety razor along w/a 3 pc.set of shave soap from Walgreens. The razor appears similar to what my granddaddy use to use. I must need some practice, the first shave although effective, ultimately…"
It's just seems natural that Art of Manliness should have a barbershop group. My intent of this group is to gather and share general thoughts and experiences concerning barbershops. Anything from a good barbershop that you have found to pictures and stories of shops you have visited to discussing anything barbershop. See More
"I was told at a young age that I wasn't good looking enough to go without a shirt, so that made me afraid to be seen shirtless in public places for several years, until a friend of mine helped give me the self confidence to never mind what…"