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Douglas Aldrich's Discussions

<-- See this picture? Yeah, it's outdated... I'm going bald.

Started Jan 3 0 Replies

What are everyone's thoughts on going hair restoration surgery? I still have hair on top, but it's super light blond, (compared to the darker on the sides) and it's wicked thin/wispy when I grow it…Continue

Playing the Zebra/Helpin' a brotha out

Started this discussion. Last reply by Douglas Aldrich Jan 6. 6 Replies

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by D.J. Cardenas Apr 16, 2016. 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

 

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Latest Activity

Douglas Aldrich replied to Ian M's discussion Girlfriend has become more distant in messages- am I being 'needy'?
"Damn skippy"
Mar 19
Douglas Aldrich replied to Drew's discussion Women with body image issues
"I definitely agree with mutual exercising. The more she sees you working towards a goal, she'll be motivated to follow, if she really wants to change how she feels. What's the rest of her family like? Do they feel the same way as she…"
Mar 19
Douglas Aldrich replied to Carl Byrd's discussion Is Software Development a manly skill? Or is it hipster?
"I think this needs to be on a saved post for all to read upon posting."
Mar 19
Douglas Aldrich replied to Carl Byrd's discussion Is Software Development a manly skill? Or is it hipster?
"Dude, I think anyone on this site would say a skill that is not considered illegal or immoral is a skill worth having. I always try to learn a new skill, you never know when it could come in handy. Green Berets consider one of their most important…"
Mar 19
Douglas Aldrich replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Playing the Zebra/Helpin' a brotha out
"Forge, for what it's worth, don't attach a disclaimer to your advice. I knew exactly what I was doing when I posted the discussion, and quite frankly, if you feel the need to post legal jargon in order to legitimize your "help",…"
Jan 6
Forge replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Playing the Zebra/Helpin' a brotha out
"Being a father, a step-parent for a while, and also playing referee between my teen son and his step-mom, I think I have some perspective. First off, yes, your mom has definitely got a need for some professional help. If she's reacting poorly,…"
Jan 6
Douglas Aldrich replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Playing the Zebra/Helpin' a brotha out
"With your regards to coming back after 18, that notion hits me constantly. Typically, (not to pass the blame), I will ask/nudge him to do something in a nicer tone because I know chances are, my mother will start yelling when she sees it. I'm…"
Jan 6
Sir replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Playing the Zebra/Helpin' a brotha out
"I don't understand enough about what's going on.  Maybe you could give a specific example. One concept that may be relevant to his situation is the validating observer:  someone who can say, "Yeah, you're not crazy.…"
Jan 4
Sean Shaughnessey replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Playing the Zebra/Helpin' a brotha out
"Hi there -  Wow, what a pickle!  Unfortunately, I don't feel you're going through a "welcome to life" moment. More than likely, your mom has some understandable pain from your father's death, or she has a need to…"
Jan 3
Douglas Aldrich replied to Ulises Torres's discussion Need to start losing weight any advice?
"Don't quit when your willpower is lacking. There will be days when you want to, but don't. Have a strong reason for why you want to lose the weight."
Jan 3
Douglas Aldrich commented on Dennis Leber's group Motorcycles
"@ Brandon... My first bike - 1978 Honda Hawk 400. Live up in CT, bought it from a buddy for $1000. Great condition, and I rode it the other day when it was 35 degrees outside. Felt great!"
Jan 3
Douglas Aldrich replied to Pale Horse's discussion What's the Deal With AoM?
"You mean the actual site, or just the community section? I haven't been on the community site for a while, but for no particular reason. I don't think the content has gone down. Maybe it's just a phase, as my father would say..."
Jan 3
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Jan 3
Douglas Aldrich joined Brian Burnham's group
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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, 2016
D.J. Cardenas replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Man of the house.... only to leave?
"+1"
Apr 16, 2016
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, 2016

Douglas Aldrich's Blog

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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Clinton R. Ausmus replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"They haven't changed. Shane just doesn't have a clue of what he's talking about. Not surprised..."
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Shane replied to Sir's discussion Spacefaring civilization in the group The Great Debate
"It hasn't been reorganized yet, so it's likely not enough to start anything off.  Although Zubrin thinks it can be done for a cheap billion."
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Sir replied to Sir's discussion Spacefaring civilization in the group The Great Debate
"They appropriated $19.5 billion on March 7.  http://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-funding-authorization-bill-2017-3  I can well believe it's not enough, because it's not a yuge increase."
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Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion Another Brick in the Wall in the group The Great Debate
"It's been the same argument for two years. Trump doesn't live up 100% to some dystopic scenario detractors have concocted in their own minds, and it's supposed to be an existential crisis for his supporters."
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Sir replied to Pale Horse's discussion Another Brick in the Wall in the group The Great Debate
"The problem is believing the caricatures.  Trump keeps saying he's going to renegotiate trade deals (and it looks like he's started).  You don't renegotiate trade deals if you want to eliminate all imports, and he has not…"
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Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion Another Brick in the Wall in the group The Great Debate
"Eh. I used to be fine with them getting their paperwork sorted before they're caught. I'm curently fine with deporting them all to Poland. The situation we have right now is unsustainable. And, the longer we fuck around doing nothing, the…"
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Pale Horse replied to Pale Horse's discussion Another Brick in the Wall in the group The Great Debate
"Ah, I misunderstood. I thought you were speaking in ideal terms. But still, what do you think about touchback? I'm ok with it if they spend a good length of time outside the US again, be put through the same process as everyone else, and…"
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