So, I'm typing out the list of 100 Books Every Man Should Read into Microsoft OneNote on my phone. Some of them I've already read, but basically I'm going to read them all and as I read them, check…Continue
"Seven Daughters and Seven Sons by Barbara Cohen and Bahija Lovejoy is a great book for a young girl (or boy, but really great for a girl). This is probably where I got my first taste of a strong girl/woman character in fiction when I was younger,…"
"The path I take is to try and inspire interest in things that will help them down the line and let them naturally gravitate toward reading/movies/media material that reinforces because they want to. The problem I have with "assigning"…"
I think it's good to promote reading right away. Just getting a child to love reading in the first place is a wonderful thing. Many kids first get hooked on young adult fiction because it's written for them and they can relate to…"
"One of the reasons I'm poorly read by Brett's standards is that I read more "college-level" material when "normal" kids read the novels Brett recommends. I had the chance to re-read those works in college, and read a…"
"What reality? Of the books I've read from Brett's lists, over half I've read or re-read without the task being assigned to me, but voluntarily. That includes the Iliad in particular.
And I've actually never met a boy who loved…"
"Speaking personally - I'm not a fan of redacting historical documents just because some teenagers might be uncomfortable. Honestly, I don't even recall those sections of the book, despite reading it several times - that wasn't even on…"
"Privacy issues might be different depending on the readers' gender. There's wisdom in the TSA's gender and pat-down policies. I fault the father for not redacting the portions of the Diary that concern me. Even the old, common…"
"A desire for preservation of something is not a good indicator of its necessity.
Nor is an authoritative approach to teaching, a good indicator of either actual authority, or correctness.
But ultimately - I use this to illustrate that I think you…"
"I think I see what you mean.
A good reason not to teach children about religion either then, lest they gain a false familiarity with radical and complicated theologies. Wouldn't want them to think their thoughts for them... "
"Disclaimer. I've never used online dating.
But it seems to me that the way people interact online has changed. The long introduction once favoured by the match.com and similar sites which lets people match up a bunch of stuff seems to have…"
"To start, the Aperos:
At the beginning, there was only the Aperos, a realm of reality beyond the what the five senses of men easily know. It is shaped not by winds or rains, but by the wills of those who can interact with it. Without input it is…"
Mythopoeia is defined as "the making of myths". In this thread, right here, right now, let us make a collaborative mythology, because why not.We can add little post to it, and keeping developing it for as long as some of us remain interested. See More
"You can't help someone who doesn't want to be helped. Protect your boys. Let her know you're there to help if she needs it. Otherwise ... you might as well mind your own business. She's not going to listen…"
My ex has been dating an alcoholic abusive policemen on and off for about 4 years. After she sued him for damages related to an injury from his drunken rage, they parted ways for a year and a half but now appear to be back together. She is keeping him away from our sons (now 11 and 13) but her personality changes a lot when they are together. She disconnects maternally from our sons and becomes combative to me and her family of origin. Unless there is some trauma to boys, I don’t have good…See More
"Id say we get pubic hair in our early teens and then spend the rest of our lives figuring out what it means to be a man. Enjoy the journey. Initiation and mentoring help, along with maintaining life-long male friendships, which is quite…"
"I watched the yiannopoulosm video and one quote caught my attention: in an outrage culture, it pays to be outrageous. He and Donald Trump are more about their personal brands than anything substantial. The divisism of both may have…"