"Douglas, I applaud what you want to do. The Mobile Device Age is challenging relationships of all kinds. A strong brother bond is a very special thing that hopefully can last both your lifetimes. I wish you every success."
"We are ALL the spirit children of God the Father, just as were Jehovah and Lucifer. Christ is our literal elder brother.
It makes sense to me that God the Father and his Son are two tangible, separate beings. I find that much more comprehensible…"
"N Vest is correct. The 1/3 black thing is definitely not correct.
Lucifer's plan was rejected because (1) he would force everyone to come back to be redeemed (no free agency), and (2) he wanted the glory. Jehovah (Jesus) would give man his…"
"There are a lot of scenes in a lot of movies that get to me, but the first couple that come to mind this morning are...
Cast Away - The scene in Kelly's kitchen, then in the car in the rain, when she tells him he's the love of her life,…"
"The Champ (Ricky Schroeder crying over Jon Voight)
Brian's Song (hard to top hospital scene)
Glory (several moments throughout)
Field of Dreams (the catch)
The Killing Fields (last scene with "Imagine" playing in background)
"Shower -- Chinese film. Prodigal son comes home to take care of dad he thinks is ailing, but it's the mentally handicapped stay-at-home brother that takes over the story, and makes me well up at the end. His limitations are severe,…"
"Another very strong recommendation is a Japanese film entitled "Departures" that took best Foreign Film Oscar in 2009. If I tried to describe it, you'd likely say, "You gotta be kidding." But it's true quite…"
Scott, I was interested to see your profile information. I have my MM in organ performance. It is so rare nowadays to know that any one plays classical organ. I put online a recital I did many years ago. If you are interested I'll send you the link.
Though they aren't common in the United States, Jjimjilbangs, Banyas, Onsens, and Hamams are a great places to hang out. This is a group for men comfortable in their own skin and appreciate the eastern ideas of public bath houses.See More
"I'm a huge fan, always have been, and likely always will be. In fact, I've posted Richard as an example of manliness, repeatedly. It's usually met with dismissiveness by all but the few who understand his back story."
"These are terrific and wonderful stories. Thanks for their discussion. I knew my own grandfathers, but not well. They were both "old school" where children were supposed to "sit down, shut up and do what they are told"! My…"
"Concentrate on your breathing; it has a calming effect. Breathe deeply through your nose and let it out from your mouth. All athletes understand the importance of breathing. Even when in the midst of a total grappling effort,…"