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The Spirit of Youth.

Started this discussion. Last reply by StaggerLee Dec 20, 2012. 3 Replies

One day, I observed the little one. I smiled watching him with his Ironman Mask on, crawling around, happy as could be. Suddently I recalled a virtue I heard, maintain a Sprit of Youth. In that…Continue

Greetings Fellow Artists of Manliness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Monster Nov 28, 2012. 6 Replies

Hello, I'm Kevin Vanderheiden. Currently I live in Piscataway New Jersy. I'm employed in the logistics buisness, UPS. It is a demanding yet unsatisfiying job. Luckly I work towards an English Degree…Continue

 

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Kevin Vanderheiden replied to Chris B's discussion Do you have a song that stops you in your tracks?
"There are two songs which do. Both of them remind me of my mother, who is gone.   and "
Jan 18, 2013
Kevin Vanderheiden replied to Chris B's discussion Do you have a song that stops you in your tracks?
"Nutshell by Alice in Chains was my depressed song. "If I can't be my own.. I'd feel better dead..""
Jan 18, 2013
StaggerLee replied to Kevin Vanderheiden's discussion The Spirit of Youth.
"Kids seem to have the wonderful ability, probably crappy attention spans in reality, that they don't really seem to hold grudges. That changes with the moodiness of puberty but before that it typically runs stuff happens, they get fussy, they…"
Dec 20, 2012
Kevin Vanderheiden posted a discussion

The Spirit of Youth.

One day, I observed the little one. I smiled watching him with his Ironman Mask on, crawling around, happy as could be. Suddently I recalled a virtue I heard, maintain a Sprit of Youth. In that moment I resolved to smile more and enjoy the little things. Most of all feed the youthful wonderI am curious what are some lessons you have, or could, learn from children?See More
Dec 15, 2012
Kevin Vanderheiden replied to Justin Cook's discussion Hemingway truths
"Life will pound away, take it like a man. This pain will pass."
Dec 10, 2012
Carl Monster replied to Kevin Vanderheiden's discussion Greetings Fellow Artists of Manliness
"Hey there, a shout out from the west....of NJ that is. Hunterdon county here. Went to Rutgers, so I used to know that area well. Good luck with everything. I married the women of my dreams (actually one of my former roommates in New…"
Nov 28, 2012
Lucas Loureiro Mansur replied to Kevin Vanderheiden's discussion Greetings Fellow Artists of Manliness
"Welcome Kevin! Good to have another Metal head joining our community."
Nov 28, 2012
Kevin Vanderheiden replied to Ali Opecancope's discussion What Jungian type are you?
"I took the test and I'm the Counciler. We happen to be a very rare breed only 3% of the population. The description describes me to a t however."
Dec 13, 2011
Kevin Vanderheiden replied to Scott Schemahorn's discussion Opening Lyrics in the group AoM Audiophiles
"A groan of tedium escapes me,Startling the fearful.Is this a test? It has to be,Otherwise I can't go on. Tool - The Patient"
Jul 22, 2011
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This is a group dedicated to the appreciation of all things music and audio electronic.See More
Jul 22, 2011
Kevin Vanderheiden replied to Charles Carmicheal's discussion Hey Gents, I have something of a mental plight
"You, like all of us who were 15 once, struggle with this new self consiousness. In the end I only learned this once I left highschool. That really not fitting in and not being the biggest baddest dude around does not matter one bit. 15 is an askward…"
Jul 18, 2011
Kevin Vanderheiden replied to Jacob Layton's discussion Love and problems.
"Myself I am a highly critial person. There are a vast majority of reasons that these problems may arise. I despise the smell of smoke, yet my brother does and I spend the night at his house often enough. stinking of smoke. I honestly just focus…"
Jul 18, 2011
Kevin Vanderheiden posted a blog post

Gran Torino

So I watched the movie Gran Torino over the weekend. It was my second time and since them I've strove to look for examples of Manliness everywhere. Here are my impressions of examples of Manliness from Walt Kowalski. Self-Reliance.Walt Kowalski rearly ever asks for help. He strives to go all he can on his own. He is a capible handy man. Able to fix any normal houshold repair. Walt mows his own lawn with his push mower. He never admits to his own weakness and failing health. Choosing instead to…See More
Jul 18, 2011
Kevin Vanderheiden replied to Zach Welch's discussion Favorite American Music
"I describe myself as a Metalhead. Keeping that in mind. My favorite acts are American. A band I love is Down, All the members are best of friends, all of the current member hail from NOLA (New Orleans Louisanna). They describe themselves as…"
Jul 18, 2011
Michael D. Denny replied to Kevin Vanderheiden's discussion Greetings Fellow Artists of Manliness
"I enjoy acting like I am reading, too."
Jul 8, 2011
Marlie replied to Kevin Vanderheiden's discussion Greetings Fellow Artists of Manliness
"Welcome to AoM, Kevin."
Jul 8, 2011

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Interests
Reading, Writing, Music
Books
Hamlet, Of Mice and Men, Walden, Leaves of Grass, Bill Budd
Movies
Kung pow, Fight Club, American Beauty
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Tool, Down, Pantera, A Perfect Circle
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This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
- Maynard James Keenan

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Gran Torino

Posted on July 18, 2011 at 11:47am 0 Comments

So I watched the movie Gran Torino over the weekend. It was my second time and since them I've strove to look for examples of Manliness everywhere. Here are my impressions of examples of Manliness from Walt Kowalski.

 

Self-Reliance.

Walt Kowalski rearly ever asks for help. He strives to go all he can on his own. He is a capible handy man. Able to fix any normal houshold repair. Walt mows his own lawn with his push mower. He never admits to his own weakness and failing…

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Liam Strain replied to Sir's discussion US Presidential primaries in the group The Great Debate
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