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Douglas Aldrich's Discussions

Man of the house.... only to leave?

Started this discussion. Last reply by D.J. Cardenas Apr 16. 15 Replies

Hey everybody,A little more than three weeks ago, I lost my father to pneumonia. It has been difficult, however with the love and support and family and friends, my mother, brother, and I have been…Continue

HVAC Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Emery Feb 20, 2015. 4 Replies

I'm living with two buddies currently renting a house from a landlord. Being three post college 20 year olds, we don't have a lot of money, and one of the bills is for utilities and such. I happened…Continue

Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...

Started this discussion. Last reply by QuackXP Nov 3, 2014. 17 Replies

Hey Gents,Haven't posted on here in quite some time, but it's good to be back. Hopefully all is well with you all.Any of you that remember me (or have stumbled onto my page) know that I was involved…Continue

Tags: long-distance, relationships, break-up

DIY Projects/Hobbies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Korbinian May 2, 2014. 5 Replies

Hey gents,I'm taking an electronics class in school, and I've found it pretty interesting, mostly for doing hobbies as opposed to doing it for a career of any sort. Anybody on here familiar with any…Continue

 

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Remembering Dad

This is a group for men who have lost their fathers. It is a place to mourn, celebrate, and remember our fathers and a place for men to share experiences and draw strength from one another.See More
Jul 5
D.J. Cardenas replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Man of the house.... only to leave?
"+1"
Apr 16
M. replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Man of the house.... only to leave?
"Sorry to hear about your father. I'm also 23 and finally getting around to my life long dream of serving in the Coast Guard. I wanted to knock some college out of the way first and test the water in a couple different career options. In a way…"
Apr 15
Douglas Aldrich replied to Cody "Rooster" McDonnell's discussion Any sailors here?
"lol, nicely done"
Apr 12
Douglas Aldrich replied to Cody "Rooster" McDonnell's discussion Any sailors here?
"No kidding. What major? I was a 3/C when you graduated. Hope that doesn't make you feel old..."
Apr 12
Douglas Aldrich replied to Cody "Rooster" McDonnell's discussion Any sailors here?
"Can't call myself an official Merchant Mariner, but I went to MMA in Mass and can say that a lot of my buddies have had quite a lot of success finding jobs. Any company in particular you are looking at? Are you looking specifically at tugs or…"
Apr 11
R. Max replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Man of the house.... only to leave?
"Grief is a tricky thing, please remember to lean on reliable and level headed people. Things like that seem to create ideas that will make everything right, sometimes bubble up as just fixes for the loss, it's hard to realize it…"
Apr 5
Justin replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Man of the house.... only to leave?
"Im sorry to hear about your father. My wife lost her older brother not long ago. Your brother needs you now more than ever I'd imagine.  But you can do both, you can do everything you mentioned. Have time to grieve, be there for your…"
Apr 5
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QuackXP replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Man of the house.... only to leave?
"Given your state of mourning. I would not run down to the recruitment station. However not joining the military because you are now the patriarch of your family I don't think is a good enough reason not to. Maybe it would be different if your…"
Apr 4
Sir replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Man of the house.... only to leave?
"^This, times 10."
Apr 4
Jack Bauer replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Man of the house.... only to leave?
"Generally speaking, don't make life-altering decisions when you're mourning.  You've been kicked in the teeth.  You're reeling, and disoriented. There is a principle of piloting that encourages pilots to trust their…"
Apr 4
Vendetta replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Man of the house.... only to leave?
"Don't sacrifice the long term for the short term."
Apr 4
Milo Morris replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Man of the house.... only to leave?
"Sometimes the best thing a man can do for his family is leave home and go be successful in the world.You have a career choice to make, and I would factor family into the equation is I were you."
Apr 4
David F. replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Man of the house.... only to leave?
"Condolences on the loss of your father.  The best I can tell you is to wait a year.  It sounds like a long time but you need to get clear of the emotional trauma of the loss of your dad. Here is what I don't see.  Why you want to…"
Apr 4
Shane replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Man of the house.... only to leave?
"Reserves is an option. And OCS can be broken up into two segments. You could even keep your job."
Apr 4

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On Confidence in Yourself and The American Dream

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 7:18am 1 Comment

We all remember sitting in our history classes when we were young, probably in a circle inside the classroom for a group discussion, and talking about what the American Dream really was. Nobody volunteered to speak, of course, because that would be geekish, and nobody wants to be a geek. But looking back on it all now, have we as individuals lost sight of it all?



Each and every one of us has a different Dream. It deals with careers, spouses, houses, cars, pets, kids, toys, money,…

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