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<-- 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 Yeah, it's outdated...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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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 replied to Cody "Rooster" McDonnell's discussion Any sailors here?
"lol, nicely done"
Apr 12, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 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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Apollyon replied to Todd McFarland's discussion The Little Things
"When you walk outside and are flooded with sunlight. Quality green tea. Swimming in a lake or ocean. When people smile at you. When animals smile."
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Arjan replied to Arjan's discussion Shirtless Around Women in the group The Shirtless Man
"Yeah, but what are your thoughts in a coed living situation? Like in a house."
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I need help moving on, it's been six weeks now.

So it's been six weeks since i posted this: http://community.artofmanliness.com/forum/topics/i-m-going-under-i-feel-like-such-a-loser-and-it-kills-meAnd i'm still here, still sad and still angry and miserable. Since then, we have talked and even met up. Huge mistake and i should've listened to you guys but my feelings for her are so strong it made it impossible to stay away. I…See More
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Sir replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"Actually, the Obama admin did do a pause, or a temporary ban, for the same reason:  a re-examination of security procedures. http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/al-qaeda-kentucky-us-dozens-terrorists-country-refugees/story?id=20931131"
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Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"From the text of the executive order: Notwithstanding the temporary suspension imposed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security may jointly determine to admit individuals to the United States as…"
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Dominic replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"There are tens of thousands of refugees fleeing persecution, war, famine, and death. What is a statistical blip to you, is a mother, a father, a son, a daughter--human beings who are subjected to the worst that humans can do to one another, and all…"
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Forge replied to Native Son's discussion The Current Travel Mess. in the group The Great Debate
"I guess the underlying premise, that they have a right to be able to come here, isn't in my argument. There are so many other things we could be worrying about, like the 25 million North Koreans, that really the couple thousand refugees that…"
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