Derek
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Blog Hunt

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Dec 1, 2012. 1 Reply

Alright, so I'm trying to make all the time I waste on the internet at least a little more productive (rather than flipping between Facebook and Twitter). Other than this blog, music blogs, and the…Continue

Fighting tips?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loki Nov 30, 2012. 83 Replies

Hello all,I'm no fighter, and I don't plan on getting into any scuffles, so this question is moreso one of curiosity than practicality, but still.I'm a small, very thin guy (5'8" and barely 130 lbs.)…Continue

Beard trouble

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will May 16, 2011. 4 Replies

Hello gents, On multiple occasions I've attempted to grow a full beard, but it has never succeeded. My chin grows out very quickly, and continues to grow, while everywhere else lags behind. My cheeks…Continue

A Common Groud

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Monster Apr 9, 2011. 37 Replies

(Firstly, this is not a "political" post as I am not pushing my opinions or starting debate.)I would very much like to take time to talk about something significant that the Art of Manliness has made…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Regular Joe replied to Derek's discussion Denomination Question in the group Christian Men
"George is the one who pointed out how awesome the hats were."
Feb 18
Pale Horse replied to Derek's discussion Denomination Question in the group Christian Men
"Or because of George."
Feb 18
Regular Joe replied to Derek's discussion Denomination Question in the group Christian Men
"PS: Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, “Don’t do it!” He said, “Nobody loves me.” I said, “God loves you. Do you believe in God?” He said, “Yes.” I said, “Are you a…"
Feb 18
Regular Joe replied to Derek's discussion Denomination Question in the group Christian Men
"I would say that your best bet is Latvian Orthodox because of the hats.     "
Feb 18
Penelope replied to Derek's discussion Denomination Question in the group Christian Men
"I went to ELCA.org and clicked on "faith" and "teaching."  I got a couple pages.  The confessions mentioned were the Small Catechism, Book of Concord and the Augsburg Confession.  They were not readily linked. I…"
Feb 11
Ian Wilson replied to Derek's discussion Denomination Question in the group Christian Men
""...are are all ELCA churches. I'm not sure why they still call themselves Lutheran because they stop believing what Lutherans believe a long time ago." and what is that exactly? what did we ELCA Lutherans stop believing in?  i…"
Feb 11
Paul_of_TX replied to Derek's discussion Denomination Question in the group Christian Men
"I was going to suggest a Lutheran Church. They usually offer a Bible Information or New Member class. In the class you go over what we believe and also touch on what other churches teach. You get to ask questions of the Pastor of the congregation…"
Feb 10
AdamR replied to Derek's discussion Denomination Question in the group Christian Men
"I am non-denominational as well but totally understand. You need to find where your family is. You are completely right about not being born again to avoid Hell. The Love of God is so amazing that should be reason enough. One point to help you…"
Feb 10
Pale Horse replied to Derek's discussion Denomination Question in the group Christian Men
"Church if God is exactly what you have described, at least the majority of the ones I see."
Feb 7
Derek replied to Dennis Kennedy's discussion TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2012
"Tried to put these in order but it didn't work, so NO PARTICULAR ORDER: Mac Demarco 2 Julia Holter - Ekstasis Ty Segall - Slaughterhouse Kendrick Lamar - good kid maad city Frank Ocean - Channel Orange Also in there: Mount Eerie "Clear…"
Dec 21, 2012
Derek replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Surviving the End of the Semester
"I'm a junior going through the same thing, and if I can offer any advice, it's this: you'll get through it. But be warned, it NEVER gets easier to deal with, and every single semester you'll feel like there's no possible way…"
Dec 5, 2012
Will replied to Derek's discussion Blog Hunt
"edwardfeser.blogspot.com -- philosophy, from an Aristotelian-Thomist POV. www.steynonline.com -- more a columnist than blogger, but close enough. Political humor. Damian Thompson on the Daily Telegraph blogs -- news of UK culture, C of E and RCC…"
Dec 1, 2012
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Blog Hunt

Alright, so I'm trying to make all the time I waste on the internet at least a little more productive (rather than flipping between Facebook and Twitter). Other than this blog, music blogs, and the occasional news article, I actually don't read much else. So, what are some intelligent, interesting blogs you frequent? I'm looking specifically intellectually stimulating content, but I'm open to anything.Oh, I subscribe to Delanceyplace, which is a daily email with a passage from recent…See More
Dec 1, 2012
Loki replied to Derek's discussion Fighting tips?
"The reason there's been so many 'avoid violence' posts is because nowadays unlike when you were in your late teens/early 20's people are FAR quicker to involve the police. I won't start fights, I'll defend myself but…"
Nov 30, 2012
Sebastian Blanchard replied to Derek's discussion Fighting tips?
"Let me preface this in saying that I am 40 years old and it has been years since I have been in a proper fight and I am glad of that fact.  I have read all the posting on this topic and am quite surprised by many of the responses.  The…"
Nov 26, 2012
Peter Ross replied to Derek's discussion Fighting tips?
"Some really great responses here, especially the ones that emphasise not fighting. Apart from the very good reasons they gave (jail being just one) the most important reason has not yet been covered: none of the technical advice here is going to…"
Nov 25, 2012

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Music, Philosophy, Films, Reading, Writing Poetry, Religion, Composing, Letter Writing, Hiking, Fishing, Cooking, Gardening, Revolutionizing
Books
Emerson, Thoreau, Joyce, Muir, Hesse, Huxley, Dosteovsky, Chaucer, Ginsberg, Voltaire, Tolkien, Whitman, Lewis, Vonnegut, Woolf
Movies
Synecdoche, New York, Pulp Fiction, The Graduate, Reservoir Dogs, Harold and Maude, Fight Club, and far too many others to name.
Music
Hendrix.
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"Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions rather than their sciences." Thoreau

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Nature of relationships

Hi all,Have been thinking of relationships recently and as I didn't grow up with happily married parents I didn't have a good role model to understand what they are about.But a theory I have is that a relationship is not so much about the person you are together with, it's more about having a commitment to the relationship itself.  So it doesn't matter so much whether your wife annoys you or pleases you, whatever happens you are committed to the idea of being togeher and forming this…See More
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