Hello Gentlemen! My name is Matt and I am new to the forum here. I am from a small town in WV about an hour from out capital. I am a history teacher at the middle school level. To tell a little about…Continue
"I agree with both of you; my real sticking point is getting rid of the monuments because there were some important southern figures. I also like your point Travis, the stars and bars weren't even used most often but the KKK and other hate…"
"I almost fear to bring this up, but in light of the shooting in Charleston there has been a huge backlash against confederate memorials and the flag. Should we as a nation just wipe the memory away? As a amateur Civil War historian I refuse to…"
"One thing I've noticed is that by dressing well, I don't have as many problems with parents in face-to-face encounters. I think a sweater vest/khaki combo will always beat the blue jeans/untucked plaid combination some of my fellow…"
"I Really think the clothes maketh the man. As long as your deeds in the classroom and office can back it up. Here's a picture of me at a school even. As the Head of Grade 3 I wanted to stand out a little. Compared to just a shirt and tie all…"
""The moral is the story is that hats aren't dead, but we must as manly hat wearers help kill the image of the ironic hipster rocking out his 20 dollar wal mart brand fedora. "
Nowadays thats how you wear hats, well for my generation…"
"Not at all, people have different tastes - I think them hats are nice, and especially the last one..
Dont see why any of you want to kill off a fashion trend? If you dont like it, dont wear it.. but its whats happening and isnt going to stop"
"Brett McKay wrote a couple articles about male friendships up at the main AoM website. Here's the title and first paragraph from one:
Title: Making and Keeping Man Friendships
Several weeks ago we posted an article about the history and…"
"I don't see any solution; life for middle-aged, middle-classed white males like me is simply too busy and compartmentalized.
Well there has to be a "why" behind this; maybe uncovering the "why" this is, is the first step. If…"
Maybe this is just me, but one trend I tend to with people looking for someone to date or marry is some fixation on "common interests" or the other person "liking all the same stuff, e.x. music, hobbies, sports, etc" as me.To me this just seems... weird, and doesn't seem to jive with history; romantic relationships to me are primarily about attraction and love, and the specific 'activities' you do together aren't really that important, it's really about the bonding and connection.Not about a…See More
"Ha, good article on middle age.
I have some old friends. I have a wonderful wife, great family.
I enjoy people I work with (more or less), and my show has even brought me some limited notoriety locally, along with some awesome contacts in my…"