Derek
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Blog Hunt

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sir 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 Sir 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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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, 2014
Pale Horse replied to Derek's discussion Denomination Question in the group Christian Men
"Or because of George."
Feb 18, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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
Sir 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
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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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Mongoose replied to certified male's discussion Walking around the house naked
"Huh?!?  That needs to be modified: There is NOTHING that gives ANYONE a right to sass their spouse or children. There is NOTHING that gives ANYONE a right to disrespect any human."
10 minutes ago
Mongoose replied to certified male's discussion Walking around the house naked
"Blech. Remind me not to sit on your sofa. That makes me stress about what people sit on naked in hotel rooms before I arrive! :-)"
11 minutes ago
Steve Dallas replied to certified male's discussion Walking around the house naked
"Sounds like you need to hit the gym"
1 hour ago
Paul MacAlindin replied to Joshua Hudson's discussion 5 Quick Tips To Accomplish Any Goal You Set
"Got a great idea guys. Why don't each of us do a short video on the 5 most important tips for whatever we like in 5 minutes, and post it here for everybody to look at, criticise or ignore as they please?"
1 hour ago
Mike S. replied to Joshua Hudson's discussion 5 Quick Tips To Accomplish Any Goal You Set
"So I am kind of annoyed that I clicked his video to verify what Denny said about his other videos. Can we just delete this thread please so no one else gives this turd unearned traffic? "
3 hours ago
Joe Guilfoyle replied to certified male's discussion Walking around the house naked
"Nudity within your home or on your property considering degrees of privacy is not a matter of normalcy.  It's a matter of being able to be in your own skin at home. The one place a man can be the king of his castle.  Perhaps your wife…"
5 hours ago
Paul MacAlindin added a discussion to the group Out to Build Bridges
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Men touching men

Interesting theme, hugging. Here's that story about two hetero American high school students who were told to either hold hands for an hour publicly, or be suspended for fighting:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/30/westwood-high-school-hold-hands-punishment_n_2218698.htmlWas this a powerful punishment? Yes. One boy was so teased and humiliated he said he wouldn't…See More
5 hours ago
Paul MacAlindin joined Ian Wilson's group
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Out to Build Bridges

This is a LGBTQ+ group.  All men are encouraged to join, including straight men.However, unlike the already established AoM group "Gay and Bisexual Men", this group is wide open, no privacy settings enabled.  The overall purpose of the group is to encourage conversations between the straight and non-straight communities.  This already happens in AoM, but it is scattered.  And it can't happen in the private "Gay and Bisexual Men" group.Debate is expected, but this is for building up bridges not…See More
6 hours ago

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