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Started this discussion. Last reply by James T Nov 21, 2010. 1 Reply

Tommorrow I'll know if I got a scholarship or not. I was thinking about that and about how I'd be cursing my luck if I didn't get the scholarship. Then I realized that I'm already an incredibly lucky…Continue

Physical milestone :D

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory Garland Nov 5, 2010. 5 Replies

"Don't brag about ongoing projects, celebrate their completion."I don't remember where I read that but I've tried to live by it. I'm superstitious about talking about ongoing projects, they seem to…Continue

Your battlefield

Started this discussion. Last reply by Travis Tomaszkiewicz Jan 28, 2010. 9 Replies

Where is the place or activity in which you can show your full manliness? The place where you're the master & commander of your whole being?One of my battlefields is the football field. I'm vice…Continue

Your definition of manliness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clint Connolly Jan 19, 2011. 27 Replies

I'm having problems understanding what manliness is, or what makes a man manliness. I do have a simple definition for manliness but I want to get to know other perspectives on it.What is manliness?…Continue


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Johnnie The Hat replied to Gerardo's discussion Jazz standards in the group Musicians
"I have a regular gig with some older cats, so Autumn Leaves and Blue Bossa  are always somewhere in the set list. What I would suggest is getting your scales down and if you've got that part already taken care of, go and get yourself…"
Aug 15, 2011
Gerardo left a comment for Brett McKay
"Congratulations to you and your wife. :D"
May 9, 2011
Gerardo left a comment for Brett McKay
"Hello! I work in a bookstore in Mexico. Your book, translated to Spanish, arrived a week ago. Congratulations. :D (It's been selling fine so far.) Gerardo"
May 9, 2011
Gerardo added a discussion to the group Musicians

Jazz standards

Hey guys,What are some good jazz standards for a bassist to learn? I'm just getting into jazz and I want to have a solid standard repertoire.GerardoSee More
Feb 20, 2011
Clint Connolly replied to Gerardo's discussion Your definition of manliness
"  You did, just completely - you slimeball.   No, you didn't your post was good!  This is just the natural ebb and flow of a site like AoM.  "
Jan 19, 2011
Clint Connolly replied to Gerardo's discussion Your definition of manliness
"Great point.    But also, don't you think both approaches are useful?  Contrasting male with female and boy with man? "
Jan 19, 2011
Will replied to Gerardo's discussion Your definition of manliness
Jan 14, 2011
Gerardo commented on A.C.'s group Musicians
"Aspiring jazz bassist reporting for duty. :D"
Jan 5, 2011
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A group for Musicians to discuss musicianship and share experiences.
Jan 5, 2011
James T replied to Gerardo's discussion Luck
"Myself? Not so much. But as you said, looking back at the things I have, I think I'm more than lucky enough to be able to get where I am now. I just got to work it out and make the best of what I have. I have two more years left until I can get…"
Nov 21, 2010
Gerardo posted a discussion


Tommorrow I'll know if I got a scholarship or not. I was thinking about that and about how I'd be cursing my luck if I didn't get the scholarship. Then I realized that I'm already an incredibly lucky person. I have a loving and supporting family and, thanks to them, I got through high school and college. I was able to study what I want and dedicate myself to the things I love. I'm healthy and had access to many things that lots of people, including a  very high percentage of my countrymen, can…See More
Nov 21, 2010
Gregory Garland replied to Gerardo's discussion Physical milestone :D
"Congrats! My most recent physical milestone is losing 54 pounds in six months. Need to lose about 40 more."
Nov 5, 2010
McNally replied to Gerardo's discussion Physical milestone :D
"Thats awesome man!!! i've been shooting for 100 burpees in five minutes for awhile got down the 6:15 the other day. Burpees are true man-makers."
Nov 2, 2010
Gerardo replied to Gerardo's discussion Physical milestone :D
"I think my brother could beat this guy. heh"
Nov 2, 2010
JR replied to Gerardo's discussion Physical milestone :D
"Ditto with Paul. I set my mind on running a Marathon this year and did it last April in Dallas. I really had to wrestle exhaustion down to the ground around mile 23 or 24 in order to keep moving forward. Paul is dead on about fighting mentally and…"
Nov 2, 2010
Gerardo and D.J. Munson-Cardenas are now friends
Nov 2, 2010

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“I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should. I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, that I will do strongly before the sun and moon whatever inly rejoices me, and the heart appoints. If you are noble, I will love you; if you are not, I will not hurt you and myself by hypocritical attentions. If you are true, but not in the same truth with me, cleave to your companions; I will seek my own. I do this not selfishly, but humbly and truly. It is alike your interest, and mine, and all men's, however long we have dwelt in lies, to live in truth. Does this sound harsh to-day? You will soon love what is dictated by your nature as well as mine, and, if we follow the truth, it will bring us out safe at last.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-reliance

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At 5:07pm on October 12, 2010, Michael S. Hilton said…
Happy birthday!
At 6:58pm on May 2, 2010, Sasha said…
ha ha you deserve beer - thanks for getting my thread over to the Great Debate - that one fellow is something else Titus something - sheesh
At 7:44pm on January 18, 2010, Ryan said…
Bienvenidos Chilango!
At 6:23pm on January 2, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Alright! Pleasure to welcome you to The Great Debate. Good to have you there.
At 11:03pm on November 8, 2009, Herb Munson said…
Ola Gerardo! Welcome to AoM! My son, Dave, has a home and a business, Saddleback Leather Compnay, in Leon, Mexico. His products can be seen here in the group called, Man Bags. I also just started a new group called, The Great Debate. It is the one with the bright galaxy picture. Best, Herb Munson

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John Pound replied to MiCHAEL J K.'s discussion being myself
"You are a fine example of a man Michael. Such things having happened to you and now you are who you are. Very positive and also very brave to be so open. I am sure a lot of members will find this inspirational. Despite having to deal with a lot of…"
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Brad Williams posted a discussion

Hunting Big Game if you Could?

So imagine a world where elephants and rhinos and tigers and other big game of the 1800s HADN'T been hunted nearly to extinction.  Imagine we lived in a fictional world where all the big game animals of the earth were not endangered -- they were all of least concern.Holding this vision in mind, would you find it appealing to go hunt them?  It's interesting reading all the Allan Quatermain books because at times, he tells of the hunt with great thrill and excitement and at other times he talks…See More
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Brian Splash replied to Harrison Brace's discussion What are you guys reading now?
"Atlas Shrugged"
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Brian Splash replied to Wayne's discussion Custom Motorcycles
"I'm working on a cafe racer"
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Brad Williams replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"Basically people like me and John C have a serious concern over the well-being of people.  We want to think hard about what's really the best childhood for kids.  I think about that as a teacher.  I have kids who play outside and…"
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George Smith posted a discussion - any experience for custom made shirts?

Two days before I was searching online tailor website from where I can buy custom fit cloths at cheapest price. In Google I found, here I see they provide custom shirt below $25 this is very low price I think but many people says low price means low quality. Has anyone tried orderyourgarments.comSee More
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Jack Bauer replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"Atheists start a fight by labeling Christians child abusers ... then claim the fight they started demonstrates that religion isn't peaceful.  Its difficult to believe you couldn't see the problem with that before you posted it. JB"
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Brian Splash commented on Jamie Fellrath's group Velo Men
"The photo is lifted from a Danish site where they have a huge bike community , might be a bit hard for you to fathom but tradesmen use these bikes there so they are everywhere . Helmets are not compulsory in Denmark so hardly anyone uses them ,…"
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