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5 Things I Learned About Manliness from Jake Delhomme

Started this discussion. Last reply by Myles Bancroft Mar 6, 2010. 1 Reply

Yesterday, the Carolina Panthers released Super Bowl XXXVIII quarterback Jake Delhomme.  As a long-time fan, it caused me to evaluate what I admire so much about this man.  Here's what I came up with…Continue

Are "Men" Painted With a Broad Brush?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ray Daniels Feb 23, 2010. 3 Replies

It's interesting that men are subject to generalizations like this:…Continue

Generation Me: My Mea Culpa

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Feb 20, 2010. 7 Replies

When I was a kid I was playing golf with two friends who happened to be brothers.  One took a big swing at the ball and missed.  Instead he connected with his brothers head, just behind the temple. …Continue

Lessons My Dad Taught Me...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Shelton Jul 23, 2013. 26 Replies

I know a lot of guys on AoM had either a bad or no relationship with their dads.  I was one of the fortunate ones.  My dad is a hard worker, in a long line of hard workers.  I've been taking an…Continue


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Ben replied to Myles Bancroft's discussion Lessons My Dad Taught Me...
"My dad and I aren't particularly close, but he has imparted some wisdom to me over the years. Some of it isn't the classically inspirational, Hollywood-esque stuff that I've seen in this thread, but is probably nonetheless useful in…"
Jul 23, 2013
Adam Birch replied to Myles Bancroft's discussion Lessons My Dad Taught Me...
"I love my dad and will share here one of the most encouraging things I learned from him.  Never take your life as it is in the present for granted. Always work as hard as you can at everything you do, every shit job, every hobby, every…"
Jul 22, 2013
J. D. replied to Myles Bancroft's discussion Lessons My Dad Taught Me...
"You have touched on a subject that is very near and dear to my  heart.  I, too, was very fortunate to be raised in an in tact family where I learned a great deal from my Dad.  He is getting old and his health is failing, and I've…"
Jul 22, 2013
StaggerLee replied to Myles Bancroft's discussion Lessons My Dad Taught Me...
"It costs you nothing to be kind to others and it may just make their day. If you see a situation where you can be helpful, step up! Everyone gets angry. Only jackasses hold a grudge. Dad didn't just say these things, he lived them and in so…"
Jul 21, 2013
Shane-San replied to Myles Bancroft's discussion Lessons My Dad Taught Me...
"I also learned hard work from my Dad. We don't have a great or very deep relationship at all, but it was from him that I learned the valuable lessons of hard work and the proper handling and operation of firearms, both in hunting and…"
Jul 21, 2013
Michael B. replied to Myles Bancroft's discussion Lessons My Dad Taught Me...
"My dad and I still have a great relationship. He's an extremely hard worker and one of the happiest and most laid back men I know. Some things he taught me were 1. Even if you're a ditch-digger, be the best ditch-digger anyone has ever…"
Aug 13, 2010
Joe B. replied to Myles Bancroft's discussion Lessons My Dad Taught Me...
"1. Family FIRST 2. Don't half ass anything 3. It's the hard that makes it good, if it was easy, everyone would do it. 4. Don't be a hypocrite 5. Set a good example for everyone 6. You reap what you sow"
Aug 3, 2010
James S. replied to Myles Bancroft's discussion Lessons My Dad Taught Me...
"The first one of those, is the best thing I've heard in a LONG LONG time. You dad seems like he was a great man, and its great you got to spend so many years with him."
Aug 3, 2010
Dave Lewis replied to Myles Bancroft's discussion Lessons My Dad Taught Me...
"My dad had a couple of good lines that he liked to throw out at me. Some I understand - and some I'm still wondering about. 1. If you want to see what God thinks of money, look at who He gives it to. 2. If I tell you everything I know,…"
Aug 1, 2010
James S. replied to Myles Bancroft's discussion Lessons My Dad Taught Me...
"This is a great thread idea! I learn a lot from my dad. He's not perfect, but he has a lot of great qualities and has taught me so much. 1.) Family isn't determined just by blood. Friends can be like brothers, and brothers can be like…"
Aug 1, 2010
Zack Townsend replied to Myles Bancroft's discussion Lessons My Dad Taught Me...
"Never accept mediocrity: in your work, your coworkers, your partner, in anything. If you do something, do it right or don't do it at all. The other big lesson I remember was learning how to troubleshoot problems. Anytime I broke something as a…"
Jul 28, 2010
James L replied to Myles Bancroft's discussion Lessons My Dad Taught Me...
"Awesome. Thank you for sharing! And I LOVE that quote!! May have to steal it... ;-)"
Jul 27, 2010
Bob Farvour replied to Myles Bancroft's discussion Lessons My Dad Taught Me...
"Oh yes, I remember, My dad wasn't much for advice, but he did always say "marry money." I did not listen, and so, I have to go to work now."
Jul 27, 2010
Bob Farvour replied to Myles Bancroft's discussion Lessons My Dad Taught Me...
"I had a comment, but the add to the right for "dating wealthy women" distracted me and I've forgotten what it was."
Jul 27, 2010
Monty Smith replied to Myles Bancroft's discussion Lessons My Dad Taught Me...
"Lots of great lessons here, many of which my dad also taught me. One thing my dad taught me that I don't see mentioned here is this: If you agree to meet someone somewhere, whether for business or for socializing, always show up, and always…"
Jul 27, 2010
Stephen replied to Myles Bancroft's discussion Lessons My Dad Taught Me...
"The best part about me being an adult is my dad and I get to really relax and enjoy each others company. It has opened an entire knew drawer to our relationship. Along the way he taught me some very serious lessons. I'll add the funny ones in…"
Jul 17, 2010

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Mylestones: "Turns in the Road"

Posted on February 28, 2010 at 8:36pm 0 Comments

Several years ago the Senior Pastor at our church announced that he had decided to retire after over 40 years of service. The months that followed involved a number of unexpected twists as the pulpit committee attempted to find his replacement.

Since the church is a large congregation in a small denomination, the number of candidates experienced enough to lead a church with over 2,000 members is somewhat limited. At long last they found their man. 28 months ago Pastor Dave Plaster was… Continue

Mylestones: Ice Dams and Entropy

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 7:38pm 2 Comments

I don't know another way of saying it. This hasn't been a good week. In fact, it's been a very bad, not good week. There are times in life when you feel like you just can't win and there are other times you look back on those times as the "good ol' days".

Sunday night my wife and I were returning home from a Valentine outing in my college clown car when she asked me to roll her window down for a moment. As I did, it made a grinding sound and a clip, down in the bowels of the door must… Continue

Mylestones: "My Brother's Voice"

Posted on February 14, 2010 at 2:00pm 6 Comments

My only brother died in 1983. The victim of a single-car accident, he was snatched from our lives at the tender age of 30. He left behind a wife and 18 month old baby girl. He left a shattered me behind as well. It’s funny; I still dream about him at times. His face is so clear in my mind, yet somehow, I can’t remember his voice. Brad’s death was both an end and a beginning for me. It was the end of my living in his large,… Continue

Mylestones: "Man in the Middle"

Posted on February 13, 2010 at 3:54pm 5 Comments

Working a second job wasn't what I had expected of life at age 46 but my business had gone through a real rough spot so I jumped at the chance for some additional income, even if it was for just a few weeks. The 80+ hour work weeks grew old quickly.

It was a cold Sunday evening when I made my way to my car on the far side of the frozen parking lot. The temperature couldn't have been over 10 degrees. Exhausted, I fell into the driver's seat and turned the key - click, click, nothing.… Continue

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At 10:15pm on February 28, 2010, thehuhman said…
Hey Miles. Beach music, eh? You know, a lot of people won't own up to that. LOL. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in our little town. Look me up, if you ever get back this way!
At 11:29pm on February 24, 2010, Michael Allen Troutman said…
Hmm. I still don't remember that author. I'll look him up next time I'm at the library.
At 10:31pm on February 23, 2010, Michael Allen Troutman said…
Hi Myles. No, I am not from Texas originally. I'm actually from Colorado. My spelling is probably due to the fact that I read a lot of British liturature. The writer you mentioned didn't ring any bells. What did he write?
At 7:06am on February 23, 2010, Josh Barkey said…
Hey, Myles. If you're referring to Eric Barkey the Canadian pilot who lives in Cochrane, Alberta, then yep, that's my Uncle.
At 11:00am on February 13, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hey there Myles. About the Daily Bible Study, I simply upgrade the two chapters that we are going to look at each day. When you click on it, the chapters are listed at the bottom of the introduction. Today's are Ps. 109 and Prov. 20.
At 10:38am on February 13, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Alright! Welcome to The Great Debate. Great to have you with us.
At 1:37am on February 13, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Welcome to the community, Myles. Glad to see you're already getting involved!
At 7:16pm on February 12, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there Myles. Welcome to AoM and also to the Christian Men's group. I have a daily Bible study there. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
At 6:08pm on February 12, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
Hello and welcome to the site !!!!
At 4:06pm on February 12, 2010, thehuhman said…
It's a good place to be. Welcome aboard!

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