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Manly Crafts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rockozt Aug 3, 2011. 4 Replies

The Instructables Web site has a "Manly Crafts" feature with tutorials that might be of interest to some of you crafty types. Lots of paracord projects, a few woodcarving, paper, repurposing…Continue

the etiquette of introductions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Klingberg Dec 19, 2011. 31 Replies

Last night I was at a small gathering for my friend's musical performance. There were eight people there and two of them were strangers to me and to another fellow who was there, but they apparently…Continue

Tags: introductions, etiquette

Hello from a lady in New York City

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Klingberg May 24, 2011. 6 Replies

Hello, my name is Rachel, I am a lady who resides in New York City. I am a member of the New York Nineteenth Century Society as well…Continue

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Rachel Klingberg replied to Kevin Go's discussion DIY Ideas for creating a Gentleman's Apartment, not a Bachelor Pad
"I'm a woman with 40 minutes to kill at the end of a long work week, so I'll weigh in. It sounds like you've got your walls under control with framing movie posters. Nothing wrong with posters but framed is much classier than…"
Jun 6
Rachel Klingberg replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"I agree that To Kill a Mockingbird describes some manly virtues and particularly, the character of Atticus Finch offers much to be commended and perhaps emulated. I also think Plato's Republic, and other Socratic dialogues, as well as the…"
Feb 26
Rachel Klingberg replied to Matthew Palardy's discussion The confirmed bachelor: a dying breed?
"The New York Times ran an article about married/committed couples who live apart http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/realestate/living-apart-together.html It is nice to have an ally at home, someone to hold up the other half, an ally who will be…"
Feb 26
Rachel Klingberg replied to Matthew Palardy's discussion The confirmed bachelor: a dying breed?
"Thanks for that. I guess it's an interesting topic, if people keep reviving it, I don't happen to be a "regular" here so I understand if most of you have already covered the topic thoroughly. I am reading the previous comments…"
Feb 25
Rachel Klingberg replied to Matthew Palardy's discussion The confirmed bachelor: a dying breed?
"I personally do not, but I also believe that you need to have "room in your life" before you decide to share it with another. It wouldn't be fair of me to date and then snap at a decent guy for "smothering" me because he has…"
Feb 25
Rachel Klingberg replied to Matthew Palardy's discussion The confirmed bachelor: a dying breed?
"Ah, okay, good, because I am actually reading the 21 pages of replies and there's much interesting discussion of this topic...... "
Feb 25
Rachel Klingberg replied to Matthew Palardy's discussion The confirmed bachelor: a dying breed?
"Could you ask the admins to lock it then? There is no way for someone like me to know that is no longer a valid topic for discussion (given that the last response was yesterday). How about getting it locked if further responses are unwelcome? "
Feb 25
Rachel Klingberg replied to Matthew Palardy's discussion The confirmed bachelor: a dying breed?
"Please excuse me is this was already mentioned upthread, I didn't have time to read all 21 pages of comment. Interestingly, phrases like "confirmed bachelor" and "evergreen bachelor" were occasionally used by newspapers as…"
Feb 25
Rachel Klingberg replied to Beau's discussion Men showing affection
"I am a woman and perhaps not the best-qualified to comment on this - sorry for barging in! We just say "best friends" "close friends" or "BFFs" but for some reason, the same relationship between men is called a…"
Apr 22, 2013
Rachel Klingberg replied to Mark Aragon's discussion What Gift do you Give a Mentor
"Perhaps a nice customized item embroidered, engraved, or stamped with your frat letters or logo? You can get some really nice custom items these days, not just cheap beer cozies or mouse pads, but for example, a Woolrich wool stadium blanket or…"
Aug 7, 2012
Rachel Klingberg replied to L. Wapelhorst's discussion Ma'am or Miss?
"I tend to favor "excuse me, ma'am," over "excuse me, Ms.," or "excuse me, Mrs.," but I agree that they are all courteous modes of address. I can't always see whether there is a wedding band in…"
Feb 9, 2012
Rachel Klingberg replied to Rachel Klingberg's discussion the etiquette of introductions
"It's just a matter of overcoming my social awkwardness - and accepting that most people will not make introductions. I have to be fair to my acquaintainces and not criticize them for ignoring 19th-century etiquette manuals. I am not…"
Dec 19, 2011
NaTaS replied to Rachel Klingberg's discussion the etiquette of introductions
"The old "Why hello, I don't believe we've been introduced, (EXTEND HAND FOR SHAKE), my name is (INSERT YOU NAME HERE)""
Dec 19, 2011
Rachel Klingberg replied to L. Wapelhorst's discussion Ma'am or Miss?
" "Hey is for horses, who live in a barn."  Haven't heard that one in years! Thanks for reviving that.  "
Nov 4, 2011
Rachel Klingberg replied to L. Wapelhorst's discussion Ma'am or Miss?
"That's odd because I always thought that you shouldn't say "hey" to strangers to get their attention - "hey" is slang to be used only around close friends or family, but admittedly I'm not well-versed in modern…"
Nov 3, 2011
Rachel Klingberg replied to Dave Peyton's discussion Stealing another man's girlfriend?
"No. Wait until the relationship ends, then pursue her. It's not okay to be complicit in her infidelity, no matter how fun it may seem. You are hurting another man and that is wrong, even if the man is a total stranger. It may be that…"
Nov 3, 2011

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Bartitsu, martial arts, Sherlock Holmes, 19th century, antagonistics, physical culture, women in sport, manly arts, womanly arts
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The Bartitsu Compendium, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, How to Survive in the Woods, The Gift of Fear, His Dark Materials, Lord of the Rings, Len Deighton, Michael Chabon,
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There is nothing so deceptive as an obvious fact. - Sherlock Holmes

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. - Eleanor Roosevelt

I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.' - Kurt Vonnegut

Luck is the residue of design. - John Milton

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