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Men's Health with Ryan Reynolds

Started this discussion. Last reply by JD Mar 2, 2016. 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, 2016
JD replied to JD's discussion Men's Health with Ryan Reynolds
"Ha, loved"
Mar 2, 2016
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
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
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
Native Son replied to JD's discussion Fatherless Children
"Is his dentist named Spaulding?"
Jan 16, 2014
Sir replied to JD's discussion Fatherless Children
"I was responding to OP, not to some hypothetical and inexplicable situation in which loving the nephew requires not loving the sons. [/rabbit trail]"
Jan 16, 2014
Penelope replied to JD's discussion Fatherless Children
"Whatever you do, don't let this boy think his existence is a mistake.  The adults may have made mistakes, and he was born, but he is a wonderful human being and a gift to your family."
Jan 15, 2014

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Interests
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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Native Son replied to Pale Horse's discussion Taxation-- What Did They Mean by This? in the group The Great Debate
"Oh well, the Original Framers also didn't think the Bill of Rights was necessary in the beginning, either.   One reason the Constitution banned capitation (by the individual) was slavery.  You can imagine how well any reform of a…"
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Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion Proverbs 18:24 in the group Christian Men
"Yeah? What substance is there? Consultation of a language using concepts the original didn't use? Appealing to arguments with no conclusions asking the same questions OP did? Six paragraphs of nothing."
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Kevin Morris replied to Adam Keynes's discussion Waiting until marriage in the group Christian Men
"Absolutely. My wife and I waited until we were married (we were both 25 when we tied the knot).  It's God's way and totally worth it.  Loved knowing it was all new to both of us and learned everything together. "
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"Not nothing and WAY better than four words not contributing to anything but your own sniping. You were doing fine with your own responses, what was the point of this one? "
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