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Have carpentry skills, will travel?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Bubolz May 15, 2011. 4 Replies

What medicine is manly?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Lilja Nov 29, 2010. 37 Replies

A Difficult Decision

Started this discussion. Last reply by Louis House May 26, 2011. 7 Replies

 

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Louis House replied to Regular Joe's discussion Question about lathes for turning bowls
"There are plenty of bench-top lathes around. I turned a bowl on a bench lathe (not my own) just the other day, actually, and the thing was smaller than these models: The bowl I turned is about six inches in diameter and about three inches…"
Mar 24
Louis House replied to Augustin's discussion Leonardo DiCaprio keen to play Teddy Roosevelt
"Hadn't heard of this movie. I'll have to watch the full thing sometime. "
Feb 19
Louis House replied to Augustin's discussion Leonardo DiCaprio keen to play Teddy Roosevelt
"And Mr. Offerman is no stranger to it. "
Feb 19
Louis House replied to Pale Horse's discussion Obsolete Words Used Incorrectly Today
"A few dictionaries seem to define "rewind" as simply something along the lines of "to make a recording move backward". If the English language has adopted this broader meaning of the term, then we can't really say it's…"
Feb 12
Louis House replied to Michael Müller's discussion Who are the best/most important authors from your country?
"While there are many important Canadian writers, my top three favourite novelists would be: - Michael Ondaatje (Sri Lankan-born) - Margaret Atwood - Sinclair Ross I'd like to include Leonard Cohen, though he only wrote two novels and excelled…"
Jan 22
Louis House replied to Michael Müller's discussion Who are the best/most important authors from your country?
"And Kafka was Czech - though he was German-speaking. What do you mean by linguistic difference? American and British English are pretty close, sure, but I've found American and British literature to be two rather distinct genres, so to…"
Jan 22
Louis House replied to JD Plueger's discussion Manscape Backlash
"Here's the actual thing:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090513813000226 I haven't paid to see the full article, nor have I tried too hard to find the full version for free anywhere, but the first author appears to…"
Jan 2
Louis House replied to JD Plueger's discussion Manscape Backlash
""Several" meaning how many? This study found that 10 days of growth was the most attractive. You'd be right about ~5 days of stubble, though, which was rated the least attractive, apparently. "
Dec 31, 2013
Louis House replied to Loki's discussion Decent bottle of booze for my best friend?
"Back when I drank rum more than whisky, I'd drink Havana Club and Flor de Cana. They're probably the only rums I'd drink straight over ice, though I've never shelled out for anything too expensive. "
Dec 5, 2013
Louis House replied to Loki's discussion Decent bottle of booze for my best friend?
Dec 5, 2013
Louis House replied to Ben's discussion New jazz musicians to listen to?
"At first I thought you were looking for new, as in current/contemporary jazz artists. So I'll give you a few of those. "The later stuff" doesn't mean 50s/60s! Jazz hasn't died yet.Roy Hargrove is current. This tune of his is…"
Oct 29, 2013
Louis House replied to Ratchit's discussion My coffee is weak sauce
"I think it's important to note that coffee shouldn't be boiled at 100 degrees celsius/212 degrees fahrenheit. I think in fahrenheit something like 190-200 degrees is preferred.  If you're willing to switch methods, try this…"
Oct 11, 2013
Louis House replied to Tyler M.'s discussion Espresso at Home
"I've used these, and this is what I came here to suggest. That said, if you want real espresso, you're going to need a real espresso machine. Unfortunately, as you've noticed, they're quite expensive. I'd say get…"
Oct 7, 2013
Louis House replied to Tucker B. Arnold's discussion Summer jobs for a teenager
"You don't really get to be so picky until you're older, and even then, landing the job you actually want might be harder than you think. I've had a lot of jobs for someone my age (I think). There were ones I enjoyed, like when I…"
May 9, 2013
Louis House replied to Rick Shelton's discussion What does a man need or require to be satisfied with his life?
""I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it…"
May 7, 2013
Louis House replied to Tylor's discussion co-habitation -> is it appropriate?
"The best roommate I've ever had was a girl. The worst roommate I've ever had was another girl. But how good of a roommate someone is has nothing to do with their sex, the way I see it.There's nothing wrong about cohabitation, in my…"
Apr 1, 2013

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Interests
Reading, writing, outdoor life, music
Books
1984, The Age of Reason, Beautiful Losers, Cat's Cradle, The Chrysalids, Enders Game, The Favourite Game, Ham On Rye, Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Life of Pi, The Old Man and the Sea, The Road, Slaughterhouse Five, The Sound and the Fury
Movies
Amélie, Army of Darkness, Detroit Rock City, Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, La Vita E Bella, Pi, Requiem For a Dream, The Royal Tenenbaums, Some Like It Hot, Spirited Away, The Truman Show
Music
The Avett Brothers, Benny Goodman, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Bright Eyes, Cake, Chet Baker, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, David Bowie, Dire Straits, Django Reinhardt, Don Ross, Elliott Smith, Fleet Foxes, Fleetwood Mac, Gordon Lightfoot, Jane Birkin, Jeff Buckley, Joe Pass, Jordan Klassen, Labi Siffre, Leonard Cohen, Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, Oscar Peterson, Pat Metheny, Ry Cooder, Sam Roberts, Serge Gainsbourg, Sondre Lerche, Sufjan Stevens, The Strokes, Tim Buckley, Vampire Weekend, White Antelope
Quote
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

There is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in.

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult.

A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.

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At 7:48pm on June 1, 2011, Kevin Lawson said…
My first bow!
At 7:47pm on June 1, 2011, Kevin Lawson said…
At 12:32pm on April 16, 2011, Kevin Lawson said…
Good bow!
At 11:46pm on August 17, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Another year gone by...Happy Birthday, Louis! Come back and see us here in the Community sometime.
At 7:09pm on August 17, 2010, Michael S. Hilton said…
Happy birthday!
At 3:43pm on August 19, 2009, Michael J. Austin said…
Great to hear Louis, sp glad to hear that.
At 10:47am on August 17, 2009, Brett McKay said…
Louis,

Here's wishing you a very manly birthday!
At 8:48am on August 17, 2009, Michael J. Austin said…
Here's hoping that your birthday is that of GREATNESS !!!!!
At 4:48am on August 17, 2009, thehuhman said…
Hope you have an awesome Birthday, today, Louis!
At 8:22am on July 27, 2009, thehuhman said…
Welcome Louis, to the AoM Community. We're glad you're here.
 
 
 

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