Sean
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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…"
Monday
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
Sean replied to Jon C's discussion So there is this girl... (but she likes someone else)
"It's not the number that makes you too young. If you're asking her brother whether or not she likes you, yeah, you are."
Jul 16
Sean replied to Jason Clark's discussion How do I motivate myself to lift?
"I'm having the opposite problem:  I need to dump some weight, but finding the motivation to do so is the same, really.  For what it's worth, my motivation is my family.  I found, to my dismay, that I am a middle aged man…"
Jul 10
Sean replied to Native Son's discussion Social Justice note. in the group Catholic Men
"So would any sane person. On the few times I was called upon to play the organ at Mass, I have been so very tempted to do my own version of that scene from the Simpsons."
Jul 8
Sean replied to Native Son's discussion Social Justice note. in the group Catholic Men
"Most of 'our' hymns come from the protestants and others, simply because congregational singing was not part of the Catholic tradition for a long time.   Catholic composers- including, for example, Mozart- did not write…"
Jul 8
Sean replied to Native Son's discussion Social Justice note. in the group Catholic Men
"The words to All are welcome are quasi heretical in the eyes of many.  I am not overly familiar with the piece (I haven't heard or sung it myself) but I have heard it referred to repeatedly.  It opens with "Let us build a house…"
Jul 7
Sean replied to Matt's discussion My Friend's Emasculating Girlfriend
"Okay, I'll bite:  To what are you referring? "
Jul 7
Sean replied to Matt's discussion My Friend's Emasculating Girlfriend
"Just wait.  She'll dump him and you'll have your friend back soon enough."
Jul 3
Sean replied to MarutiaOrtia's discussion Summer holiday - your favorite destination
"North of me. South of you. Haven't made it into the Territories. Yet."
Jul 3
Sean replied to MarutiaOrtia's discussion Summer holiday - your favorite destination
"With my budget and preferences I like to head north to cottage country for some campin' and some fishin' and some swimmin' and some innertubin' and some droppin' of my terminal g's.  It reminds me of when my father…"
Jul 3

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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 thought the same thing when she said that.  Thought it never dawned on me, I would've figured they taught Kentucky History in Kentucky, Washington History in Washington, California History in California, etc.   Apparently…"
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Vytautas replied to Vytautas's discussion Favorite/Most Interesting Battle in the group Armchair Generals
"I'm just surprised that state history is not standard in any place."
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Vytautas replied to Vytautas's discussion Favorite/Most Interesting Battle in the group Armchair Generals
"Democracy, both for Greeks and the modern West, is very loaded. It is also a very vague term. Extremely vague for a term of such cultural importance. This is an interesting phenomenon, as one might expect there to be a solid definition of democracy…"
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Jack Bauer replied to Vytautas's discussion Favorite/Most Interesting Battle in the group Armchair Generals
"Is it?  I honestly have no idea ... which is why I use the former-sister-in-law anecdote.  That's the extent of my experience with non-Texas public schools. JB"
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