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Groomsmen Gifts

Started this discussion. Last reply by JD Dillard III Aug 31, 2010. 7 Replies

So my wedding is coming up really quick, and of course I'm strapped forcash.  (Still haven't landed that job)  I'm looking to get my three guystheir gifts and I'm not really sure if the whole flask…Continue

 

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The Unicorn

Posted on January 13, 2010 at 12:30pm 5 Comments



Today's Unicorn



For most people, when someone mentions a unicorn, images of rainbows and big eyed, one-horned ponies come to mind. I'm not sure exactly when this started but it probably resulted from the peace and love craze of the 60's along with marketing strategies targeting little girls with cute art. Go figure, you put hippies and capitalists together and they butcher a powerful creature's manliness. Today you won't find… Continue

Ode to a great man...

Posted on January 9, 2010 at 3:24pm 2 Comments

Everyone has a man in their life that they hold with reverence. Mine happens to be my grandfather. I would write of my father but he's still live and well so I'll hold out on writing a dedication to him.



My grandfather, Harry was an outstanding man and a mountain of manliness. He held himself to personally study current scientific theories and discoveries, kept an exquisite rock collection, read through books on various birds, and tending his own yard and garden with finesse. When I… Continue

Becoming a man

Posted on January 7, 2010 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

I am now 23 years old and until I stumbled upon this site I never really sat down to think about what being a man is really about. Not that I wasn't a man, I have lived my live with conviction and virtue and often felt incompatible with the depraved culture around me. I've always idealized the past, the books I read gave me a yearning for a world with purity, chivalry, and danger. I wanted a world polarized, good versus evil, where discipline was valued but instead I lived in a world of gray… Continue

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At 7:58pm on January 8, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Eric, the blog link is supposed to link back to the main blog. It's for people who want to visit the main site from the Community.
At 10:59am on January 7, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Alright! Pleasure to have you in The Great Debate. Welcome!
At 5:39am on January 7, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
Hello and welcome to the site !!!!
At 11:09pm on January 6, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Welcome to the Community, Eric! Glad to see you're jumping in already.
At 9:16pm on January 6, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there Eric. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my new group The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
 
 
 

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