"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…"
"It seems to have become a favorite pasttime on the forum to make fun of this Josh Allen person, about whom I know almost nothing. I think on the internet though, we ought to just look at ideas and principles and not personalities. The…"
"Umm, Joe, down here south of your border, the various state governments have been fighting tooth and nail over adopting common standards for Drivers Licenses and non-driver ID cards since 2002. I don't even want to think about how much…"
"I believe, that by law, Social Security numbers and cards technically aren't identification for anything but individual Social Security "accounts" and matching that financial information with tax returns. That's not to say…"
"Try old navy slim fit shirts. I have a 42 inch chest and a 35 inch waist and they fit me perect. I wear a large but the medium would probably be a good fit your your build. I have the problem of large shirts fitting my shoulders and hanging like a…"
"I've met lots of girls on the internet. We use the internet to find apartments and homes, to apply for jobs or find employees, to find music, movies, and games, as well as to preview and buy books. The internet allows you to buy and…"
"But facial hair in some fashion has always remained attractive and desirable for men until the 20th century. We can blame the Great War for that one. Gas masks do not seal over beards, and "manly men" soldiers suddenly became clean…"