Name's Martin, I've been a long time reader of the blog and somehow never before ventured into the forums. The posts have very often given me food for thought.I have just entered into my 40's, and I…Continue
"S'all good. I prefer people to be frank in discussions rather than the other way around. :) Thank you for the welcome! Just reading through some of the forums. This place is *huge*. I never imagined..."
Name's Martin, I've been a long time reader of the blog and somehow never before ventured into the forums. The posts have very often given me food for thought.I have just entered into my 40's, and I still feel like I've missed out on a lot when it comes to knowing about what it is to be the sort of man I want to be. While I did have a father until I was 20, he was either a silent or poor role model. So, I've sort of based my philosophies and interactions more on the school of life than…See More
"Tarquin, that's awful news. I enjoyed going there. I didn't go to the other hammams in Paris, because, at least from their web sites, they seemed more like spas than traditional. Maybe finances will improve and…"
"Odd, I'm 32 and I would ask about my friend's family if I've meet them or I'm really close to that friend. I probably wouldn't ask about a friend's GF's family unless she's already told me a lot about them. So…"
"I like the ethnic studies. That would help rid the stereotyping of races.
Learning the beginnings of a trade is good. They can always decide to venture to a technical institute if to further that knowledge if they want. It would help decrease…"
"Some very interesting and some very heartbreaking stories here. It's amazing how, as we look back on our ancestors, to see where we come from, where how we and our children are being raised (or not) comes from.
As I said my paternal…"
"This resonates with me.
My paternal grandfather was considered the family asshole. He put all his love and attention into his oldest son, leaving my grandmother to raise my dad. My dad had no male role model, and while he tried, he left most of my…"