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Men's Health with Ryan Reynolds

Started this discussion. Last reply by JD Mar 2. 3 Replies

I'm probably not the…Continue

My boy is growing up

Started this discussion. Last reply by JD Feb 17, 2015. 6 Replies

Good Afternoon fellow Art of Manliness brethren,Me and my boy have been exceptionally close since his birth.  My wife works in the medical field and with those 12 hour shifts I've created a bond with…Continue

Manscape Backlash

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate Thallas Jan 2, 2014. 16 Replies

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Fatherless Children

Started this discussion. Last reply by JD Feb 21, 2014. 37 Replies

Hello AoM brethren, In regards to the title of this post, I'm referring to those children who are without a father figure...a result of a lapse of judgment rather than of divorce.  I'm 35 and have a…Continue

 

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JD replied to JD's discussion Men's Health with Ryan Reynolds
"Deadpool"
Mar 2
JD replied to JD's discussion Men's Health with Ryan Reynolds
"Ha, loved"
Mar 2
Vendetta replied to JD's discussion Men's Health with Ryan Reynolds
"Okay, okay... The jigs up guys. Confession time - I am Ryan Reynolds."
Mar 2
JD replied to JD's discussion My boy is growing up
"Thanks for the comments guys.  I guess I was preparing for when my daughter got to this age and overlooked that my son would be just as much of a handful. "
Feb 17, 2015
Ian Wilson replied to JD's discussion My boy is growing up
"my oldest boy is a few days from turning 13.  we are going thru what you are going thru.  it is normal. not that i know what i am doing... but for now when he pulls away, i don't immediately chase him.  like trying to chase a…"
Feb 17, 2015
Rick Shelton replied to JD's discussion My boy is growing up
"Babies are born cute so you'll get attached to them so when they get older and piss you off you won't kill them as they deserve. Teens piss off their parents so that when it's time for them to leave their parents will gladly hold the…"
Feb 17, 2015
StaggerLee replied to JD's discussion My boy is growing up
"Boys change. The get moody, sullen, sometimes even weepy. Next thing you know, they get over it. In the end, however, the hardest thing isn't their changes it is our, as parents, reluctance to accept their changing (Mind you, a lot of their…"
Feb 17, 2015
Rick Shelton replied to JD's discussion My boy is growing up
"It's normal JD, it sucks but it's normal.  You will, either slowly or quickly, become one of the dumbest damn people on the planet, you'll become un-cool, you'll become annoying as hell, he'll not talk to you,…"
Feb 17, 2015
Sir replied to JD's discussion My boy is growing up
"He sounds angry.  He also sounds like he's feeling his power (to call the shots in how he relates to you )."
Feb 16, 2015
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My boy is growing up

Good Afternoon fellow Art of Manliness brethren,Me and my boy have been exceptionally close since his birth.  My wife works in the medical field and with those 12 hour shifts I've created a bond with both my kids that I may not have had she been a stay at home mom or had a similar 9 to 5 gig.  My son has recently turned 11 years of age.  It may as well have been 16.  He has totally and completely changed in such a short amount of time, both physically and emotionally.  I obviously knew these…See More
Feb 16, 2015
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Feb 16, 2015
JD replied to Jay D's discussion Money
"Keep living like a broke college student for another 12 to 18 months. Use this time to wipe the slate clean with debt. Don't get too caught up in interest rates of saving or inflation...both of which are mathematically irrelevant in the short…"
Jan 30, 2015
JD replied to Thomas James's discussion Paying off a large credit card debt vs. settlement? Are there pros? How bad are the cons?
"I too made some financial mistakes in my past... Without knowing the details (nor do I want them) of your finances it's hard to point you in a specific, calculated direction. I would start with just paying the basics first and…"
Apr 24, 2014
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Feb 21, 2014
JD replied to JD's discussion Fatherless Children
"thanks for all the advice...this site is great! I've starting to just have him over at the house a little more.  His mother jumps at the chance to drop him off.  I should have been a little more clear on the boys biological…"
Feb 21, 2014
Native Son replied to JD's discussion Fatherless Children
"So, let me get this straight.  Your Mother in law had a child nine years ago, and the implication is that she's single, and the boy's biological father left. Your Mother in law wants you to be a surrogate father. First, you're…"
Jan 16, 2014

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Professionally, I'm a media technician so those interests revolve around both photography and graphic design. Personally, I am involved in an Ultimate Frisbee league. I am also an avid kayker and snowboarder and frequent the Colorado Rockies.
Books
Fight Club (any thing by Chuck Palahnuik), The Count of Monte Cristo, Walden, The Great Gatsby.
Movies
Fight Club, Into the Wild, Dark Knight Trilogy, Die Hard, James Bond, Godfather (first two), Hot Fuzz, There Will be Blood, The Crow
Music
A wide variety
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"The things you own end up owning you."

"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything."

"You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world."

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.


Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.

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Shane replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"Nukes arent really an attractive option for most nations.  It's like having a tank in your driveway. It seems like a good idea, but its expensive to maintain just sitting there, it leaks all over, it's ugly, every cop in town drives…"
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Sir replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"I responded to what interested me, and I'm not sure I can even find your original post.   In any case, what I thought of his foreign policy proposals is that he'll be a tough negotiator, but I think it's too late about that…"
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Native Son replied to David F.'s discussion How does one settle one’s mind from how life worked out vs how you thought it would go?
"Stop fussing and count your blessings.  You have a lot of them. Employment with a good work/life balance, excellent pension plan, a wife who's supportive, and a child in elementary school.  Your home location vis a vis work isn't…"
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Clinton R. Ausmus replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"I stated Nukes weren't part of the speech already.  However in every follow up, he states that nuclear weapons would be on the table when it comes to them defending themselves.  His speech says, basically, pay up or defend yourselves.…"
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Clinton R. Ausmus replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"Oh I see.  In that instance I agree.  Shane just had me riled up and I over stepped.  I apologize for insinuating you meant something different, when you were just interpreting what I posted. If you don't have an opinion then…"
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Sir replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"If it's the foreign policy speech, I just checked. There are 3 mentions of nukes: Iran mustn't get them; PDRK mustn't; and our arsenal must have "modernization and renewal," whatever that means. No mention of wanting our…"
34 minutes ago
Sir replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"Actually, I didn't. I said, "I'd guess that by phrasing the question that way, you only want to hear from people who really hate Trump." Here is the way you phrased the question: "Anyone, other than Shane, have any thoughts…"
39 minutes ago
Clinton R. Ausmus replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"In Wolf's last interview yes, but in past interviews he's outright stated they should be able to protect themselves and nuclear weapons would allow them to do that."
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