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Worst kids' show.

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Sean replied to Jack M.'s discussion What book do you think is worth re-reading and why?.
"The Hobbit (and Tolkien in general) is one of the polarizers, up there with Moby Dick and the works of James Joyce, to name a few others.  People read these books, and they either are blown away by them, feeling like they have been waiting all…"
yesterday
Sean commented on Josh Allen's photo
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My Mother & I Drinking Champagne

"Back to the commas.  It should be "Will, go away."  In saying: "Will go away" you are saying that you will go away.  It's the same as the two statements "Let's eat Grandma!" and "Let's…"
Monday
Sean replied to Vytautas's discussion Old-Middle English Poetry in the group Dead Poet Society
"Unfortunately, all my old anthologies are now out of print.  Try looking up some university course on middle english poetry and see if they post their reading list/book list on-line."
Aug 13
Sean replied to Vytautas's discussion Old-Middle English Poetry in the group Dead Poet Society
"For middle English, obviously Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Cressida.  Tos in some Gower, and a whole lot of Brothers Anonymous, and you have a decent list. Get a decent antholgy for the short stuff.  "Where be…"
Aug 12
Sean replied to Regular Joe's discussion I Love BJs! in the group Canada
"That's up there with the Dr. Pepper campaign "I (heart) DP!""
Aug 11
Sean replied to Jack Bauer's discussion The Everyday Badass ...
"I love these two guys you posted on, Denny, although I'd probably call them goodasses more than bad. "
Aug 10
Sean replied to Shane's discussion Things I Write
"There was that post on cheese from a while back."
Aug 5
Sean replied to Greg Konrad's discussion Beginner Woodworking
"There are specialty tools, but don't worry too much about that yet.  You can do good work with minimal tools.  Here's a video of a woodworker I admire who cut a set of dovetails with a hacksaw and a cheap…"
Jul 28
Sean replied to Jaya Jagannath's discussion Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.
"Sadly, no.  He was kicked off- twice- for being too obnoxious. How little we knew, then."
Jul 24
Sean replied to Jaya Jagannath's discussion Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.
"Anybody else out there finding themselves missing that flaming finger guy from a few years back?  The one who worshiped Crowley and thought Alec Baldwin's speech in Glengarry Glenross was the utter epitome  manliness?"
Jul 24
Sean replied to Daniel's discussion Decorating my apartment medieval style?
"Bilbo's place would be cool, but it is hardly medieval. It isn't even Victorian. it seems to be mainly Art Nouveau-ish."
Jul 22
Sean replied to Daniel's discussion Decorating my apartment medieval style?
"Point: Gandalf had no place in the Lord of the Rings."
Jul 22
Sean replied to Daniel's discussion Decorating my apartment medieval style?
"Look up your local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronisms.  They can point you in the direction you want to go.  but be prepared:  if you really want to go this route, you are looking at a fair amount of DIY."
Jul 22
Sean replied to Bob's discussion I am 5'2. Can I still be more of a "man"?
"I am tall, but I come from a line of short men.  My grandfather and great grandfather lied about their height (my grandfather was about 5 nothing, and my great grandfather less.  G. grandfather also lied about his age) to sign up for the…"
Jul 17

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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 9:50pm 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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Daniel Rodriguez replied to David Johns's discussion Teen boys today
"This here sums it up."
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Will replied to David Johns's discussion Teen boys today
"Isn't that rather depressing?  "My purpose is to exist."  As long as you exist, then, you've met your goal, whether you sit on the sofa scarfing beer and pizza till you're morbidly obese, go to Africa to save the…"
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Will replied to David Johns's discussion Teen boys today
"I give up.  How is finding your own purpose (by which I assume you mean creating it) nihilism? Are you saying existentialism eventually decays to nihilism?  You may have a point."
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John Lee Pettimore replied to Jonathan Wright's discussion Pleasure to meet you all,
"Welcome, Jonathan. Thank you for your service!"
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Will replied to Kevin's discussion Response to intelligent design arguments in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"He's a Witness, then?"
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Will replied to Oliver Pope's discussion Proposal - how to approach my father in law to be
"Miss Manners injects a note of wisdom:  asking father's permission is done after she says yes.  Partly because it's a formality, and partly because, well, it's kind of pointless if he says yes and she says…"
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