"Agnostic living in a very conservative, Southern Baptist region here. I certainly don't think that I'm anywhere near as put-upon as my gay and black friends. The extent of my concerns involve my son, who I don't want to be…"
"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…"
"Hi, Cullen. The Guys Read website is at http://guysread.com/ - it was started by Jon Scieszka, and we just run a lonely little outpost. It is after school, and the boys sign up. They pester me if we can't meet at our usual…"
"I am a middle school history teacher but my first year teaching was in a 3rd grade classroom. My kids were SHOCKED that some guy was their teacher. I agree Cullen I missed interaction with other guys and since moving into my true field three years…"
"I've been there! I do think the novelty of being one of the few male teachers in my elementary school has made me popular with the students, which helps me run my classroom a little more smoothly. I like your idea of a Guys Read group. As a…"
"That's awesome, Brian. I wish when I was younger my father would have showed me how to do these things rather than saying, "You can help by staying out of my way." Of course the things he did want my help with I had no interest in...…"
"When I was a nipper my father had me out in the shed , he restored vintage Buicks so I would be sanding timber frames or de nailing panels stripping rubber off running boards , there was always a task .
When I was a bit older I wanted a trail…"
"I agree with the perspective that it's not my kids who need to be out more. We, too are an active family. Dare I say most parents these days just aren't and naturally their kids aren't either. Best you can do is try to form…"
"It's strictly a seasonal issue in my house. I am happy to let my boys play video games when it's 10 degrees outside - I'm not taking them outdoors when it's that cold. During the fair weather months, however, they love the…"
"I find that kids who engross themselves with indoor activities have fathers who do not take them outside and play.... or haven't in a long time.
My daughter loves Disney movies, particurally the princesses. She would sit and watch flick after…"
"I take the kids fishing and innertubing in the summer. In the winter we go skating and tobogganing. Outdoor sports are good as well, but that's not going to happen in Georgia.
Funny you should bring this up. The other day I took my younger…"
There are groups on this site for fatherhood, but this one is specific for that special relationship that exists between fathers and sons. Feel free to discuss matters relating to your relationship with your boy, your pop, or a guy who filled either role for you.Enjoy and God bless!See More
"Sometimes, ya just gotta "Call Roto-Rooter, that's the name, and away go troubles down the drain!"
Especially in older houses, there could be a multitude of probems with the drain line to your local sewer system.
The line from the…"
"I'm not clear if you're asking how to manage your personal taxes, or business taxes/ employees.
For personal taxes, if you're paid as a 1099 employee (contractor), you need to withhold 15.3% for Medicare/SS taxes, plus your income…"
"Granted I don't have a self-employment business like you are considering, but federally speaking, it all pans out about the same.
I don't use a tax accountant and actually file my business taxes with my personal. I am issued a 1099…"
I see a market for my skill set that no one else is filling. I am a headhunter, who specializes in insurance producers, salesmen, etc. There are a few firms that focus on experienced people, but there is a market for "career changers." My former employer has floated the idea of contracting me to source candidates. The company has a national presence and the regional leaders are very close knit so I believe I could generate enough business to make a solid living. I have business plan,…See More