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Worst kids' show.

Started this discussion. Last reply by StaggerLee Oct 20, 2010. 30 Replies

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Sean replied to John Muir's discussion Lost In Translation
"I once heard of a company whose advertising slogan was "Out of Sight is out of mind."  They tried to translate that into Chinese, but the result actually meant: "Invisible things are insane.""
Apr 28
Sean replied to Daniel's discussion Things You Love
"My family.  All else I would surrender for them."
Apr 19
Sean replied to Mongoose's discussion Add a Caption XXX (gave up counting)
"Chuckles the Clown, early days. "
Apr 19
Sean replied to Pale Horse's discussion Things You Hate
"Absolutely on that one."
Apr 14
Django McClane commented on Sean's blog post Furniture
"Just discovered this post and WOW - you are a talented fella! I'm hoping to start woodworking once we've moved house this summer and stuff like this is a real inspiration to commit to learning how to do this properly."
Mar 7
Sean replied to David R.'s discussion Profanity and Vulgarity
"I try and avoid the use of such words myself, although I do occasionally employ them. But I find the history of our tongue and how our language came about fascinating.  Our vulgarities are just that- vulgar, as in common.  They are among…"
Feb 7
Sean replied to D.J. Cardenas's discussion Older You Advising Younger You
"Heraclitus wrote that no man steps into the same river twice.  His student modified it to say that no man can step into the same river once.  It is always too late to be what you might have been."
Oct 23, 2015
Sean replied to D.J. Cardenas's discussion Older You Advising Younger You
"Shoot yourself."
Oct 21, 2015
Sean replied to Bearwolf's discussion Holding Hands During the Our Father in the group Catholic Men
"My answer was on topic, as I was trying to give some background to the question.:  We are given instructions on what we are to do during the Mass, and it is contained in what is known as the GIRM.  The GIRM says nothing about holding hands…"
Sep 15, 2015
Sean replied to Daniel J Lazzara's discussion Manly life lessons from T.V. shows.
"If there's one thing I've learned from tv, it's this:  Don't watch tv."
Sep 14, 2015
Sean replied to Ulises Torres's discussion Soon to be dad
"Understand that life is about to change in ways you cannot possibly grasp right now.  You are going from life as you know it to life as you don't know it.  The rules will be changing constantly, and what worked yesterday does not work…"
Sep 8, 2015
Sean replied to Bearwolf's discussion Holding Hands During the Our Father in the group Catholic Men
"This goes to what the GIRM (General Instruction on the Roman Missal) says.  The Roman Missal is the words that are said at Mass.  The General Instruction is what is to be done during the Mass.  It tells us when to stand, when to…"
Aug 31, 2015
Sean commented on Denis E. Ambrose, Jr.'s group Catholic Men
"I don't have a problem as such, I am merely observing. and trying to explain some of the history.  In saying I have a problem you start off by ignoring everything I have to say, and thus your response is utterly off topic.   In…"
Aug 7, 2015
Sean commented on Denis E. Ambrose, Jr.'s group Catholic Men
"The participation movement began earlier, prior to Vatican two, with the Pray the Mass movement, which advocated actively praying the Mass with the priest through the use of missals.  It was enshrined in V II with a phrase that got…"
Aug 5, 2015
Sean commented on Denis E. Ambrose, Jr.'s group Catholic Men
"My apologies, Native Son,  I had thought your comment was aimed at me. Having said that, I disagree that the purpose of the new liturgy was to get people more involved in their faith, beyond confession and communion.  I have read the…"
Aug 4, 2015
Sean commented on Denis E. Ambrose, Jr.'s group Catholic Men
"Wow.  You missed the entire point of everything I said."
Aug 4, 2015

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Sean's Blog

Christmas in the Workshop

Posted on December 19, 2011 at 7:19am 0 Comments

I am not one of Santa's elves, but at this time of year I do a reasonable impression.



This year, I am making a couple of hope chests for my daughters.





The challenge in these pieces lies in…

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My insanity plea, update,

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

A little over a year ago I posted about one of my ongoing woodworking projects-a homemade pipe organ.  I thought I would drop in an update:  I have finally completed the pipes, all four hundred and change of them,  for the keyboard.  I am now left with a decision:  Should I build fifty pipes for the pedal argan, or should I leave it keyboard only?  The pedal organ pipes would be the largest, and at… Continue

My new kid.

Posted on June 10, 2010 at 10:16pm 2 Comments

My third child, a boy, was born this morning at 9:20 after twenty six and one half hours of labour. Mother and child are doing well.

It's Shakespeare Day!

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 7:30am 8 Comments

Today is the 446th anniversary of the date traditionally assigned to Shakespeare’s birth. It is also the 396th anniversary of his death, but people being what they are, we tend to look upon the birthday rather than the deathday aspect of the matter, thus, perhaps, play some lip service to the long acclaimed notion of the ever-living, immortal bard.



But why do I speak of Shakespeare, the man from Stratford, and his life and death, when many believe that he did not, could not, in any… Continue

Lessons in Manliness

Posted on March 22, 2010 at 11:30am 1 Comment

My father. Born in Hamilton in 1922, died in Mississauga in 1996. In the almost three quarters of a century that he lived, he saw the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Second World War, the Post War Boom, the Cold War, the end of the Cold War. At the beginning of his life, cars were a luxury, and carts pulled by horses still rumbled regularly through the streets of Hamilton. The sound of an aeroplane flying overhead was enough to make people run out of their houses and look up. He…

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At 9:46pm on December 20, 2014, Herb Munson said…

Welcome to the Great Debate, Sean!

At 9:50pm on January 19, 2011, DLB said…
Just looked through your photos. Wow, what beautiful woodworking. You must find great satisfaction in working as a master craftsman with wood. Congratulations!
At 9:31am on May 19, 2010, John Wright said…
Welcome to Manly Singers, Sean. Let me know if there is anything you would like to see in the group.
At 9:29am on February 28, 2010, John M said…
Thanks for the welcome, Sean.
At 10:45pm on February 25, 2010, Sean said…
Thanks, guys.
At 1:02pm on February 25, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Happy Birthday, Sean! I've really enjoyed your contributions to the Community.
At 2:51am on February 25, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!
At 10:27pm on February 24, 2010, Michael Allen Troutman said…
Thanks. I figure a guy who takes time to welcome random people to a web community he's not in charge of is probably a guy worth knowing.
At 3:46pm on August 23, 2009, Shaun Daws said…
Welcome to AoM Sean!
At 1:42pm on August 23, 2009, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the AoM Community, Sean. We're glad you're here.
 
 
 

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Richard Schwier replied to 2risewhenfallen's discussion Does the universe have powers?
"You're in deep, dude. And it's not all that unusual, I'm guessing.  I don't have a lot to offer beyond "don't quit", but here's the thing:  I do think you can pray or at least centre yourself.…"
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J. D. replied to 2risewhenfallen's discussion Between Revolution and Apathy in the group The Great Debate
"If only political matters were unimportant enough to be ignored, and we could just go about our lives without the actions of the politicians impacting us in any real way.  But, that is a pipe dream.  What politicians and leaders do matters…"
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Does the universe have powers?

The definition of universe of course is open to your interpretation; could be your god, the physical universe, or maybe just your immediate environment/sphere of influence. I'm 27 and nearly 2 years into my career. I'm not happy. In fact I think I'm starting to loose my mind. A windlowless basement, unreliable car, no friends, no relatives around, and no woman isn't helping. I'm in no less financial debt than I was before I took this job. I'm no healthier. I've been called dumb too many times…See More
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2risewhenfallen replied to 2risewhenfallen's discussion Between Revolution and Apathy in the group The Great Debate
"And the title was taken from a lyric from the band If Hope Dies. Hope that's not plagerism. That would suck for me. "
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Between Revolution and Apathy

Any opinions on whether a man should just not give a seconds thought about todays politics?In my opinion, politics are for the privileged, educated people. My mother and father don't have the luxury of politics. And neither do I. When I wake up and come home from work I'm trying to make myself better. That last thing on my mind is poll numbers.Instead of people taking hard-lines on politics can't they just step back and work hard and be good honest people with integrity?An example would be my…See More
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Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion General Election 2016 in the group The Great Debate
"You should have watched the protest rallies instead."
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Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion General Election 2016 in the group The Great Debate
"I noticed a lot of channeling of Cruz, Kasich, and Rubio."
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