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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
Mark Taylor replied to Mick Koeniger's discussion Where are you? in the group Virginia
"I'm in Burke, which is near Springfield in NOVA."
Feb 24
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
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
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
Mark Taylor commented on Will's group Virginia
"Virginian here.  Just joined this group, but it looks like there hasn't been any activity on it since . . . Oct. 2012!?  Any NOVA men here? "
Feb 2
Mark Taylor joined Will's group
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Virginia

Group for men in the beautiful state of Virginia.
Feb 2
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
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
Steve Fine commented on Mark Taylor's video
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Roughhousing2013

"no doubt you will tire out before they do!"
Nov 21, 2013
Mark Taylor commented on Mark Taylor's video
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Roughhousing2013

"Roughhousing is my boys favorite activity to do with me.  Brett, this is what roughhousing with Gus might look like in a few more years for you.  Add a brother, both of them in elementary school.  Tons of fun!"
Nov 11, 2013
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Nov 11, 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

Mark Taylor just added their location.
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Jul 21, 2013
Mark Taylor posted a status
"Thanks for the welcome, Scott!"
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 7:56am on February 2, 2014, John said…

saw you were on this am...i am a once-virginia person... glad to have reference to Marvins room..sounds like a great movie...somehow i missed it..

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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Steve Dallas replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
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Jay D replied to Tom Baker's discussion Masculinities and social class
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Will replied to Tom Baker's discussion Masculinities and social class
"I'm friends with 3 carpenters, a painter, a plumber, a financial advisor, an MD, a PR man, a masseuse,  an EMT, and too many lawyers and college professors to count.  Nurse, clerical worker, undertaker... I lose track."
2 hours ago
Will replied to james m's discussion is America becoming a police state?
"The site owner Brett has asked us to keep political discussions of the main forum. Please repost this in The Great Debate."
2 hours ago
james m posted a discussion

is America becoming a police state?

After hearing that a lot of police departments have either been given or have brought ex military kit. ie APC s and in one case a grenade launcher and the increase of the militarisation of the police is the us in danger of becoming a police state?
3 hours ago
Vytautas replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"Rick--new response because of nesting.  For example the simple argument of "All horned animals are unicorns, a cow has horns, therefore a cow is a unicorn" is a logically valid argument and stands up to scrutiny of the rules of…"
3 hours ago

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