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
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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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,…"
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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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.
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.
Fight Club (any thing by Chuck Palahnuik), The Count of Monte Cristo, Walden, The Great Gatsby.
Fight Club, Into the Wild, Dark Knight Trilogy, Die Hard, James Bond, Godfather (first two), Hot Fuzz, There Will be Blood, The Crow
A wide variety
"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.
"The best thing to do if you're interested in Freemasonry: visit your state's grand lodge website, for example, grandlodgeoftexas.org. They will help find a lodge that is close to you. Go visit the lodge and ask for a petition after you get…"
"Virtual Lodges are what we would call "Clandestine". No regular mason would then be able to discuss masonry on the square with you if you were a clandestine mason.
Furthermore, just be careful of stuff on the Internet. The virtual lodges…"