Nice to see a forum like this and glad to be a member here.My name is Dave and I'm 47 years old. Was introduced to The Art of Manliness by a friend who recommended the books.Have read the forum here…Continue
"The first cup of coffee every morning
Spending the first couple hours of the day with my young sons
The daily ritual of Straight Razor shaving, my 20 minutes every morning
Watching the sun come up
Working with my dad
Finishing each season, planting…"
"I was an iron connector for some years, did the high steel work.
Framed houses for about 20 years.
Both of these were while being a farmer. Still farm full time. Before the farm couldn't pay a living wage so I had to substitute.
So now I…"
"I've read the book, and really enjoyed it and it's contents.
Can't really put one section as my favorite though. It is chock full of great stuff, this one is on the shelf and ill be given to my young boys to read in time. And…"
"I do my best to make my mom and the mother of my children feel appreciated as much as possible. I work with my 82 year old dad, so he knows he's appreciated often.
To me, these Hallmark holidays are just that. Hallmark…"
"Yeah the when to call again can be a challenge. I think it more goes by how the date went.
And how she was responding to you.
Very into you, I'd call two days later, not the next day.
But that's just my opinion, you won't seem…"
"Well first off, being a gentleman comes first.
Open doors, pull out her chair if you're dining, things like that.
-On the actual day
Be on time, clean shaven, dressed clean and proper for the location of the date. Like if you're going to…"
"Contact any tire store that deals in agriculture tires. If they don't have an old one, they can point you to a farmer that has one laying around.
If I were closer you could choose your size lol we have plenty of them"
"Welcome from another new guy here. Sounds like you're starting off on a great foundation.
Sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandmother, I know I was close to mine and it really leaves a vacancy in your life."
"Thank you very much.
I enjoy smoking meat, it's fun for me and my 3 yr old helps out too.
Our Vets deserve the best we can give them, so my friends and I consider it the best way we can say thank you to them. "
"Welcome Dave! Thanks for your work with our vets despite your busy schedule as a dad and farmer. I admire your commitment and heart in all of that. And the smoked meat is also a great talent to have. I wish I had a place to…"
"I've always liked the definition that integrity is a perfect alignment of your values and your actions. There are limitations to that, though. There's the "yeah, but what if you're an asshole?" problem. So,…"
"When I think of integrity, I think of it as maintaining who I am: my morals, my character, my needs, my reputation. Integrity is damaged or lost when I let thinks, situations, or people take me too far from my center in any of those areas."
"What you say is true.... But the other alternatives are even more damaging. Socialist and communist economies concentrate the power even more than capitalism and democracy. What ever system you pick the outcome for the people you describe would be…"
"For me, integrity must bring in some of those intangibles or criteria, or Shane's likability. A steadfast man that everyone hates, will just be true to his ideal without a clue on how he interacts with others, on how he is judged. A man of…"
"Exactly...What does he mean by that. That's been his whole directive to the Senate..."I want it to have heart."His lack of leadership on it, is the main issue, IMO. It's just a grab bag of all this crap that everyone wants, that…"