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Manvotionals, the book

Started Nov 1, 2011 0 Replies

Just wanted to say I received my copy via Amazon today, and having skimmed it, I'm really looking forward to digging in! The McKays have done a great job on this, having selected some really…Continue

Being the Best Man

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ogden Oct 19, 2011. 5 Replies

I got a call yesterday from my best friend from childhood (we're still close but we don't talk or see each other as often since he lives out of state). He was calling to say he was getting married in…Continue

the Boy Scouts of America

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Johnson Sep 12, 2011. 25 Replies

Lately I've found myself pulling my dad's old Boy Scout handbook off the shelf and flipping through it whenever I'm at my parents' place. He was a scout back in the 60's, and it shows. Most of the…Continue

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Inexpensive DE razors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Farvour Feb 24, 2011. 6 Replies

Since I started shaving I've always used either a horrid electric monster (stopped using that when I was mid teens) or a multi-blade cartridge monster. I'm currently using a three blade cartridge…Continue

 

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Frank replied to Brynjolf Bjarme's discussion Meditation
"Its a new age fallacy that meditation is about emptying the mind. Check out Buddhist Thought: a Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition by Paul Williams and Anthony Tribe for possibly the best academic introduction to Buddhist thought. Also…"
Jan 6, 2013
Frank posted a discussion

Manvotionals, the book

Just wanted to say I received my copy via Amazon today, and having skimmed it, I'm really looking forward to digging in! The McKays have done a great job on this, having selected some really interesting pieces. I like the organization as well. I'm hoping a sequel to the first book is released as Brett has written and learned so much more since it was published, but these two volumes will have places in my permanent collection and doubtless offer plenty of material for thought and multiple…See More
Nov 1, 2011
Sir replied to Frank's discussion Examples of Men in 80's Television
"Saw some sitcome (Simpsons?) noting the denigration of men on TV in that time period.  One of the shows on offer was "Father Knows Nothing." Cosby:  childlike; his wife told him what to do and he would sneak around it like a…"
Oct 28, 2011
DY324 replied to Frank's discussion Examples of Men in 80's Television
"Duncan McCloud?   You want Hollywood examples of real men?   Bogart. John Wayne Victor Mature James Caan Clark Gable Jimmy Stewart Audie Murphy Jimmy Cagney Edward G Robinson. Robert Stack Steve McQueen Those men of yesteryear do probably…"
Oct 28, 2011
Ogden replied to Frank's discussion Being the Best Man
"You can find a lot of "do this" type of advice on the web.  Probably more than you will want or need.  After being in just about every position in a wedding (including a bride's attendant) and being a best man several times,…"
Oct 19, 2011
Frank replied to Bruce's discussion Father Book (for toddlers)
"While funny as hell, I can't imagine a real man actually reading this to his son/daughter. I get the distinct impression that wasn't the author's intent when they wrote it."
Oct 18, 2011
Penelope replied to Frank's discussion Being the Best Man
"Thanks. There's just so many moving parts to a wedding, and people react differently to stress and excitement. Mine will be fairly small, but there's still bride, groom, 4 parents, 2 groomsmen, 2 bridesmaids, 1 to 3 priests, and an…"
Oct 13, 2011
Penelope replied to Frank's discussion Being the Best Man
Oct 13, 2011
Nathanael replied to Frank's discussion Being the Best Man
"I think "do what you're told" is excellent advice.  Weddings are chaotic with too much stuff going on, people who are where they are supposed to be and doing what they're supposed to be doing are a godsend.  An…"
Oct 13, 2011
Penelope replied to Frank's discussion Being the Best Man
"There's half a dozen articles on this on the main site. Read them all. They're short. Also, go to your library and look at a big etiquette guide, about 3" thick, or one just for weddings. There will be a page, "Best man's…"
Oct 13, 2011
Frank posted a discussion

Being the Best Man

I got a call yesterday from my best friend from childhood (we're still close but we don't talk or see each other as often since he lives out of state). He was calling to say he was getting married in January and wanted me to be his best man. Having only been to one marriage thus far in my life, I'm not really sure what all this entails, though I of course told him I'd be honored. I've talked to my dad already, and plan to ask my older brother about it, but I'm curious to hear whatever advice…See More
Oct 13, 2011
Adam Bauer replied to Frank's discussion Examples of Men in 80's Television
"I think so heres why: He treated women with honor He looked out for his friends HE put others interests ahead of his own He took care of himself spiritualy and physically Just my .02"
Oct 5, 2011
Jack Bouchard replied to Frank's discussion Political Views that Don't fit in the group The Great Debate
"He was among those who thought president a ridiculous title, unfit of a ruler. And yet he insisted on being called Mr. President. He then left after two terms, setting a precedent that lasted until FDR was elected for four. Shortly after the first…"
Sep 23, 2011
Jack Bouchard replied to Frank's discussion Political Views that Don't fit in the group The Great Debate
"Washington thought of himself as the father of his people in this sense: "I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent."   He understood that he would determine…"
Sep 23, 2011
Jack Bouchard replied to Frank's discussion Political Views that Don't fit in the group The Great Debate
"As soon as I saw your name next to "Last Reply", I knew it was for me.   I put Washington and Harding together for their interpretation of the role of the President in American government. They didn't see themselves as leaders.…"
Sep 22, 2011
Frank commented on Nat B's group Simplicity and "Deliberate Living"
"If anyone is interested I've found a number of blogs of interest: Rowdy Kittens: Actaully written by a woman by the name of Tammy Strobel living in Portland, Oregon. Tammy and her husband live in a small apartment (the main room serves as…"
Sep 22, 2011

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