"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…"
"Yeah, hard to see from here, who is doing the "cherry picking". Epictetus may not be the "oldest" of the Stoics but it is through him that we have the most information on the philosophy, itself. And, it matters little by what…"
"Wow no one has said anything. I guess I'll try.
I don't date liars. They are not my friends, they are nothing to me but people in passing. The fact that you're dating someone who lies without a second thought would raise several…"
"I think the coolest small project is a cigar box guitar. You can get the parts from www.cbgitty.com
You can get by on them with nothing more than a coping saw, a couple screwdrivers, wood glue, and a drill. A drill was kind of out of my…"
"I've never been a fan of pickup lines, unless it's someone I'm already dating and it's in jest. My favorite philosophy on pickup lines is by The Most Interesting Man in the World.
On pickup lines:
"There's a time…"
"I've always enjoyed carpentry. Designing and creating is so relaxing and really gives you a feeling of accomplishment, no matter if it's carpentry, welding, electronics, music, etc. I've actually been trying to build a…"
"The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis is always a great re-read. It only takes a few hours to read and it's got great insights in it. It's a religious book, so if you're into that, as I am, it's a great book! "