"I second that emotion. Also for the sparks of manliness in the boy. There were a number of hard decisions to make, and the father feeling charged with protecting the boy was ruthless, by necessity. But at times the boy felt the need to be the…"
"I rather enjoy books of the Child/Baldacci genre. Do these fictional pieces "provide any value in learning 'The Art of Manliness," you ask? I'll give that an unqualified, yes.
Manly men adopt a code of conduct based…"
"Am casting a strong vote for "The Deerslayer," by JF Cooper. Introduces Natty Bumppo, aka Deerslayer (and later Hawkeye). Written late 1840s. Deerslayer constantly questions his duty - to protect strangers, to a girl who loves him…"
"Credit where credit's due: chick lit is not necessarily fluff. From Wuthering Heights to Fried Green Tomatoes, there's some pretty good stuff out there. In my favorite area, SF, there's The Silver Metal Lover and…"
"Lost in the Cosmos: the Last Self-Help Guide (Percy). Philosopher Peter Kreeft, who apparently teaches (college?) said that when he assigned this as reading, nobody got that it was satire, and they answered the paradoxical "quiz…"
""Emma" pits two interesting male characters against one another, and Emma makes a poor choice; she goes for the more dashing smug git who winds up getting married behind her back (having neglected to mention he was betrothed), versus the…"
""Many men here aren't going to speak up as much as me..."
That's one way to look at it. Another is, they're not going to waste as much time doing it.
And they'll read more carefully - I never used the word…"
"Austen is decidedly not chick-lit. The romance in them is not of the fantasy wish-fulfillment sort. Austen is witty, incisive, grown-up (not the best word, perhaps, but I want to emphasize that this is not adolescent dreck), and…"
"Really any Austen is good for everyone, and perhaps especially men because they eschew it and write it off as chick-flick so easily. It's really great writing, awesome plots, memorable characters, and keen insight into human nature sharpened by…"
"Good call. Actually college and drinking go together remarkably well. It sounds like you guys have a difference in values. Finish it up now before you both become miserable. Move on, find a nice quiet girl who doesn't drink,…"
"I had assumed that was a joke, Herb!
We always used to say we hoped and prayed the school would burn down so we wouldn't have to go -- because it was torture, man! Not a joke I'd make in current circumstances, tho."
"Hey, Rob, The Bible says:
3. For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 4 But after that the kindness and love of God our…"
"Cheers Ian. It certainly is a good drop.
I'm never sure if I'm making sense or not when talking to people from other countries. We mainly call it "tramping" over here but then that implies walking from point A to Point B on…"
"I'm currently one of 12 men out of 100 students training to become a Primary School Teacher in New Zealand (Elementary School in USA) and about 20 years older than the other students. It gets pretty tiring working with teenagers who think they…"
"I agree with you in that you are seeking him regardless of the situation. What comes to mind is James 4:13-17: 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and…"