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Worst kids' show.

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Sean replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"Some people can pull it off, others can't. I thought I could work on my Ph.D supporting and raising a family at the same time.  It turned out I was wrong, and I eventually abandoned the degree.  You may be able to pull it off, but it…"
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Sean replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"Andrew, you raise tough questions, although I agree with you that living life in terror is a poor way to exist.  I am probably not the one to answer you, but I'll give you some of what I was taught regarding these matters.  My…"
Apr 16
Sean replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"I'm starting to miss the advice to the love lorn posts that have been plaguing us lately."
Apr 11
Sean replied to Regular Joe's discussion Tips For My Lawn?
"For nothing, yeah, that's too much work."
Apr 11
Sean replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"The way things go these days, I'd wonder if they knew something we didn't."
Apr 11
Sean replied to Regular Joe's discussion Tips For My Lawn?
"Get a roto-tiller and plow the damn stuff under.  Lawns are too much work for nothing."
Apr 11
Sean replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"Is that an argument for or against the superiority of the metric system?"
Apr 11
Ken Shubert replied to Sean's discussion Our work in pictures in the group Woodworking
"Hi, I love the built ins. Very clean. I'm thinking of copying your design. Do you have specifics on the hardware you used, as well as the color?"
Mar 26
Sean replied to Regular Joe's discussion Question about lathes for turning bowls
"That's a plan. But remember what I siad in the first post: you don't have to buy all your tools.  Sometimes you can make a few.  Be open to your options, and remember that to be a maker is to be a master of the possible."
Mar 25
Sean replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Worst movie adaption of a comic book? in the group Men Who Like Comic Books
"Thor had a great resurgence when Simonson took over.  His run on Thor are among my favourite comic books ever.  It would hav ebeen great for the movie to have dramatized some of his stories.  I imagine Beta Ray Bill wouldn't look…"
Mar 25
Sean replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Worst movie adaption of a comic book? in the group Men Who Like Comic Books
"Let's see the Phoenix saga!  I mean the real one!  Heck, I'd settle for Proteus. Glad to see another Colossus fan.  He was actually my favourite of the original new X-men."
Mar 25
Sean replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Worst movie adaption of a comic book? in the group Men Who Like Comic Books
"There was an even worse one from years before, but I will not go there."
Mar 25
Sean replied to Regular Joe's discussion Question about lathes for turning bowls
"It is a fun hobby.  Do some more research.  There are ways to fit a machine to your workspace, and there are machines available.    the bench lathes in the above photograph look as though they would be able to handle between…"
Mar 25
Sean replied to Regular Joe's discussion Question about lathes for turning bowls
"The link only takes us to the opening page of Lee Valley, not the actual lathe.  Looking at the site, the only lathe I can see is the Taig mini lathe.  If that is the one you are talking about, then it comes to a question of the size of…"
Mar 25
Sean replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Worst movie adaption of a comic book? in the group Men Who Like Comic Books
"Why dis the fantastic four reboot when you could easily dis the original and its sequel?  They were hideous.  Dr. Doom as a pretty boy business man? Seriously?  "
Mar 25
Sean replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Worst movie adaption of a comic book? in the group Men Who Like Comic Books
"Would Superman IV count? Or Green Lantern? Or the George Clooney Batman?"
Mar 25

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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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I've been working in a department store (Belk) inside of a mall for almost three years now. I've never had any security problems and I've always felt safe up until last Friday. I departed from school around 2:20 and I arrived at work at 2:40pm for my 3 o'clock shift. Belk employees have to park on the third floor of the parking deck which I've been doing. On this particular day, the deck was a bit fuller than usual due to the Easter weekend so I parked in the very back of the deck against the…See More
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Admiring aspects of times of oppression

I was having a conversation with a woman today and I made a positive comparison to the style and composition of women in the Antebellum South. An African-American lady overheard me speaking and became extremely angry that I made a positive reference to a time when her ancestors were enslaved. I asked her if she thought the bubonic plague was the only thing going on before the European Renaissance, then I asked her if taxes would be the only reason an American would have stayed loyal to Britain…See More
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