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Gus Parker's Discussions

Honorifics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gus Parker Feb 11. 56 Replies

This is a pet peeve of mine that just never seems to go away and I would be interested in what others think, especially different age groups. In short, I hate being called by my first name by people…Continue

Tags: ettiquette, introductions, names

Hello

Started Feb 9 0 Replies

My name is Gus and I joined this community a couple of days ago. I have tried to put up as many items repersentative of myself as I could think of. Please, come by and say 'Hello'.

 

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Gus Parker posted a status
"Aphorism of the day - An education without the humanities prepares one only for servile occupations."
Feb 18
Gus Parker updated their profile
Feb 17
Gus Parker replied to Matthew Palardy's discussion The confirmed bachelor: a dying breed?
"Maybe. I tend to think of women as rattkesnakes. Every one of them may not strike at slightest provocation but they are all deadly."
Feb 16
Gus Parker posted a status
"New blog post on monarchy. I am interested in your thoughts. As Einstein said, if you cannot expkain it simply, you do not understand it."
Feb 15
Gus Parker replied to Matthew Palardy's discussion The confirmed bachelor: a dying breed?
"Agreed. Well said!"
Feb 15
Gus Parker posted a status
"Aphorism of the day - The golden rule of politics is to make only minimal changes and to make them as slowly as possible."
Feb 14
Gus Parker replied to Pale Horse's discussion Music Nowadays
"I quit paying any attention to popular culture about the time Madonna started wearing her underwear on the outside."
Feb 14
Gus Parker replied to Matthew Palardy's discussion The confirmed bachelor: a dying breed?
"I too am a confirmed bachelor. Modern American women are just not worth the trouble. Yes, it is difficult but worth it to me. Yes, holidays are difficult but that gets easier with time. I hate it when people assume I am gay. Depending on the…"
Feb 14
Gus Parker posted a status
"Aphorism of the day - Envy is the key to more stories than sex."
Feb 12
Gus Parker commented on Andrew LaBrador's group Pipe & Co
"Don't forget, 20 February is International Pipe Smoking Day!"
Feb 12
Gus Parker posted a status
"Aphorism of the day - Why deceive ourselves? Science has not answered a single important question."
Feb 11
Gus Parker replied to Gus Parker's discussion Honorifics
"Oh, that's true, but only people who don't know me very well are shocked by that."
Feb 11
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to Gus Parker's discussion Honorifics
"Eccentric would be a best case scenario... kinda like the people on weight loss adds... "results not normal." Most people go straight to the pretentious ass line of thinking."
Feb 11
Gus Parker posted a status
"Aphorism of the day - An individual is defined less by his contradictions than by the way he comes to terms with them."
Feb 11
Gus Parker commented on Craig Wheeler's group Idaho Men
"Hello, I see there hasn't been much activity in this group. If anyone still checks in let me know. I'm thinking about moving to Coeur d'Alene next year. It Would be nice to connect with someone from N. Idaho."
Feb 10
Gus Parker replied to Brett McKay's discussion How Do You Want to Go Out?
"No, no, no. You guys are missing the whole point. This is the last hurrah! Being Catholic, there will have to be a funeral mass. Make sure that church is just lousey with black crape, get a bishop (at least) to say the mass (black vastments, of…"
Feb 10

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Interests
History, Books, Pipes and Tobacco, Whiskey, Gardening and Landscape. I have also begun to teach myself the art of mosaic recently.
Books
It is my goal to read and (to some degree) grasp the western 'canon'.
Music
My favorite genres are classical, opera especially, and vintage jazz (pre-1980).
Quote
Do what thy manhood bids the do
From none but self expect applause;
He noblest lives and noblest dies
Wo makes and keeps his self-made laws.

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At 2:24pm on February 9, 2014, Pale Horse said…

Welcome to AoM, Gus! Epic facial hair!

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Welcome. Hope you enjoy your time here.

Gus Parker's Blog

The Monarch is Above Politics

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 5:55pm 0 Comments

To be specific the monarch is removed from the competition between competing interest groups and individuals for power and influence by virtue of his title. Since he owes no one for his position he is free to choose the greater good for its own… Continue

Monarchy - More Definitions

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

This next group will take rather more explanation. Everyone is used the the left/right contiuum that has been a commonplace since the French revolution to describe liberal/conservative poltics. Building on that, I think we can map out most… Continue

Monarchy

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 11:41am 2 Comments

I am an American and I am a monarchist. Yes, it is possible to be both but what does that mean? Oddly enough, I'm more sure of what it means to be a monarchist than an American. A monarchist is one who believes in the inherant superiority of… Continue
 
 
 

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Liam S. replied to Chuck Drennen's discussion Anyone know anything about art or sculpture??
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Charles Neill replied to Rusty Monson's discussion Getting back into the fold in the group Freemasonry
"I attended a Festival style for the York Rite, and while I am grateful to be allowed into the Chapter/Council/Commandery, I do feel the loss that I am not as proficient in the work as I am with the first 3 degrees. Having said that, my 2 Blue Lodges…"
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Charles Neill replied to William Antill's discussion Learning Ritual in the group Freemasonry
"I found that different men earn in different ways. I developed a visual mnemonic system combining my ability for spelling and words to flawlessly memorize the Q&A for all 3 degrees. if it works, it works. if it doesn't it doesn't,…"
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Charles Neill replied to Dean Alban's discussion Is Freemasony relevant in today's world? in the group Freemasonry
"Bingo, True Masonry is needed more and more in today's world, with society actively diluting the role of Men in society and the role of Father in the family. This was actively designed well thought and executed by those who want to destroy…"
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