Mark Taylor
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  • Burke, VA
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Mark Taylor joined Cameron Albert's group
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DC Metropolitan Area

Mainly for men in the DC, NoVA and MD areas.
Feb 24, 2014
Mark Taylor replied to Jarid's discussion Advice for good home gym
"Jarid, After reaching the same conclusion about preferring to work out at home instead of joining a gym, I did tons of research into equipment for my home gym.  I ultimately purchased the power rack from Texas Strength Systems.  It is…"
Feb 15, 2014
Mark Taylor replied to Brett McKay's discussion How Do You Want to Go Out?
"I would not want any paramedic taking care of me or mine to be someone who makes his living as an embalmer. Talk about a conflict of interests!"
Feb 11, 2014
Mark Taylor joined Ken Anon's group
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Benjamin Franklin Fan Club

from Poor Richard's moral maxims to his 13 Virtues. Benjamin Franklin is a role model for all men.
Feb 2, 2014
Mark Taylor replied to William McCall's discussion Father Son Activities in the group Family Man
"Sounds like a difficult, 1,000+ piece puzzle for the two of you to put together would fit your criteria.  Lots of time to talk, about the puzzle or anything else, eye contact is optional.  If you have it on a surface that is easily moved,…"
Feb 2, 2014
Mark Taylor joined Justin Lillich's group
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Dads of Daughters (The DoD)

This group is for men who are currently fathers of daughters. We discuss the happiness and hardships of being a dad to little girls. In some cases, we really are the Department of Defense.See More
Nov 23, 2013
Mark Taylor joined thehuhman's group
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Family Man

This AoM group is devoted to the betterment of families. It's for men striving to be better husbands, fathers, and sons. Are you a "family man"? Join this group today!See More
Nov 23, 2013
Mark Taylor joined Leo Doom Occulta's group
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Lawyers and Law Students

We are not Above the Law.
Jul 22, 2013

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Jul 21, 2013
Mark Taylor posted a status
"Thanks for the welcome, Scott!"
Feb 28, 2013
Mark Taylor updated their profile
Feb 28, 2013
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Feb 28, 2013
Scott J left a comment for Mark Taylor
"Welcome to AoM, Mark! I hope you'll enjoy the place. There is plenty to explore. Btw -- Mark Chamberlain is a pretty cool guy.   Scott J in SLC"
Feb 28, 2013
Mark Taylor is now a member of Art of Manliness
Feb 28, 2013

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Interests
I have one primary interest: my family. With that is a load of other interests that revolve around trying to figure out how to be the best father and husband that I can be. So I'm interested in parenting topics, as well as emergency preparedness (in my role as provider).

Personally, I strive to become well-rounded in all domains of life. I have a lot to say about that, because it pretty much encompasses everything -- there is a time and a place for everything.

I like to travel, especially to where I can snorkel, scuba dive, or body board.

Professionally, I'm an antitrust attorney working at the intersection of law, economics, and intellectual property rights.
Books
"Wild at Heart" and "Way of the Wild Heart" by John Eldredge
"Willpower is Not Enough" by A. Dean Byrd and Mark D. Chamberlain
Movies
One of my favorite movies of all time is "A Beautiful Mind." I also like the rarely-heard-of "Marvin's Room." I like movies that make you think.

Generally though, I end up watching Disney/Pixar with my kids or romantic comedies with my wife.
Music
I'm all over the board on this. I DON'T like heavy metal, hard rock, or rap/hip-hop.

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At 11:09pm on February 28, 2013, Scott J said…

Welcome to AoM, Mark! I hope you'll enjoy the place. There is plenty to explore.

Btw -- Mark Chamberlain is a pretty cool guy.

 

Scott J in SLC

 
 
 

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David F. replied to David F.'s discussion How does one settle one’s mind from how life worked out vs how you thought it would go?
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David F. replied to David F.'s discussion How does one settle one’s mind from how life worked out vs how you thought it would go?
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Roughshod replied to Vendetta's discussion A Conversation Worth Having on Gender Identity. in the group The Great Debate
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Shane replied to Vendetta's discussion A Conversation Worth Having on Gender Identity. in the group The Great Debate
""Gender" wasn't something easily used to describe people before you were born. It was coopted by social scientists in the 50's from linguists and entered popular usage in the 60s. The terms have been confused ever since."
42 minutes ago
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48 minutes ago
Roughshod replied to Vendetta's discussion A Conversation Worth Having on Gender Identity. in the group The Great Debate
"Sex and gender were not confusing for most of my 65 years.  Nor can I imagine either to have been confusing to virtually all past generations, as my personal interactions with people, some of whose ages went back to the nineteenth century, and…"
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Liam Strain replied to Vendetta's discussion A Conversation Worth Having on Gender Identity. in the group The Great Debate
"It's not a short leash. It's holding you to the same standards we try to hold everyone to.  The political relationship between individual rights vs. government authority is murky at best. Both conservatives and liberals choosing to…"
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