"1) Shaving shaving with a safety razor.
2) Journaling. Not regularly, but enough that I can follow the progression of my thought patterns
3) Learning to socialize (I'm a 25-year-old curmudgeon)
4) Deliberately selecting my wardrobe when going…"
"My usual system, is to pack my full dopp kit in my checked baggage and to carry just a folding toothbrush with me into the cabin.
Most airlines don't have too much of a problem with you having a disposable razor and some small packages…"
Previously, AoM has discussed the necessity of having a drop kit with you. Unfortunately, with airlines banning disposable razors and pretty much every toiletry you can think of on carry-ons, it's getting pretty difficult for a fella to carry a drop kit with him. I avoid air travel if possible (I much prefer to drive), but sometimes flight is inevitable. What do others recommend?See More
"I'm a Future Solider for active Army. I started looking at the military on a lark, but as I kept researching, it became and more appealing. I think at the end of the day it came down to the military offering me a job I could be proud of. The…"
"I've gone through multiple variants on the note-book concept and here's the system that works for me. I use a small spiral-bound legal pad (yellow paper is softer on the eyes), for my day-to-day stuff. I write down the date and the first…"
"Ben Bova's Rock Rats has a late Western feel to it, with the free miners depending their stake against the mining corporation back on Earth. Replace "Earth" with "from back East" and you've got a standard Western."
""The only limitation on your freedom of choice is your willingness to accept all the consequences of your actions."
That phrase is based on some advice my father once gave me and something I read in Pratchett novel."
"Science fiction used to be defined by the futuristic elements present in the books. As technology advances, those elements become commonplace (computers, robotics technology, genetic technologies) and they lose their futuristic basis. To me,…"
"That would be ideal. Somewhere along the line we seem to have lost respect for one another, and the desire to find a common ground. Nothing works when people won't find a common thread with which to build from..."
I was thinking about how with a change in perspective and the tone of language we used to describe something, we can easily make many day to day things into warped horror movie premises. Examples:When we eat meat and seafood, we are eating corpses. The terms meat and seafood basically exist because saying that we are eating corpses or flesh is really unpleasant sounding. We also say meat "went bad" or "spoiled" because actually describing it as flesh that has decomposed more than what we are…See More
"Of course there are people there who are not rich. I'm not referring to Swiss people, I'm referring to people from other countries wanting to live there. There are people mainly from Turkey living there doing menial jobs but they are all…"
"Re: Liam's comment, It also depends on how the program was framed from the get-go. My understanding of AA is that it's pure numbers and often leads to tokenism ("this guy's not qualified but I need X blacks on the crew to be…"