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Hello from Norway

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Nov 14, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi there! I am a 46 year old man from Norway who has been struck by the realization that there are more boys than men out there, even at my age! I was also struck by the realization that my own…Continue

 

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Saxon replied to Matthew Perry's discussion Where to start a collection? in the group Fountain Pens
"Having tried out a few hundred fountain pens, I was left unimpressed by MontBlanc. They are simply not writing tools, but rather fashion accessories that look better in your shirt pocket than in your hand. "
Jul 24
Saxon replied to Matthew Perry's discussion Where to start a collection? in the group Fountain Pens
"You can't go wrong with a Cross pen. I would also recommend a rather odd one out, the Lamy Persona. Lamy isn't your typical high-end pen maker, rather the opposite in fact, but they made this one exquisite gem which I would recommend very…"
Jul 24
Saxon replied to Izzy's discussion What board game are you playing right now? in the group Analog Gaming Society!
"Live play at KGS seems to be better for developing, but I rarely have time for live play, so it's more turn based. I've been stuck in the 10-12 kyu range for some years now, though, so that might be telling."
Apr 29
Saxon replied to Izzy's discussion What board game are you playing right now? in the group Analog Gaming Society!
"Best place (imho) is http://www.dragongoserver.net/"
Apr 28
Saxon replied to Izzy's discussion What board game are you playing right now? in the group Analog Gaming Society!
"Go. Also known as Wei Qi or Baduk. The oldest still popular board game."
Apr 25
Saxon replied to Marvin's discussion What would be considered physically weak? in the group Exercise
"There are several different schools of training, and definitions of "strong", but I am pretty old school and think you should focus on basic, functional strength. Could you survive a week of old-fashioned farm work? Then you are…"
Apr 22
Saxon replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Trouble with straight razor in the group Real Shaving
"4k is OK for a kitchen knife, but not sufficient for a face razor. 8k-12k-16k-maybe even 30k would be far better. You should also finish up by stropping it. Do also check your shaving technique. Axe salesmen of old managed to shave with the axes…"
Feb 25
Chuck Knight replied to Saxon's discussion My current dilemma in the group Timepieces
"Sorry, it was a Citizen Campanola.  Told you I wasn't sure of the spelling.  Here is a current photo of one of their round dialed watches, luxury quartz by the way with a perpetual calendar.  It's Citizen's equivalent…"
Jan 20
Jesse James Piatte Jr replied to Saxon's discussion My current dilemma in the group Timepieces
"I agree with Chuck in every way. If the 4 watches are the ones you are set on getting go with the Grande Seiko. Think not expensive but function and look. I would also look at value lines, Oris, Hamilton, Longines, Etrna, Ball. The breitling does…"
Jan 20
Chuck Knight replied to Saxon's discussion My current dilemma in the group Timepieces
"I absolutely love the Grand Seikos, their dials and finish work are second to none.  Absolutely exquisite.  Since I am partial to complications, I would choose the one with the reserve de marche, but that's an issue of personal…"
Jan 18
Saxon added a discussion to the group Timepieces
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My current dilemma

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...No, actually, I have to choose. And pay most of it myself, but it stems from a generous gift when we married on boxing day.It might be that the two on the right are right outside my price bracket. But what I am looking for is a manly watch, which by my standards (not…See More
Jan 18
Saxon joined Mike Norris's group
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Timepieces

A group for watch aficionados
Jan 18
Saxon replied to Andrew McDermott's discussion Whetstones Or Sharpening Stones for a Straight Razor in the group Real Shaving
"I would recommend not just one, but several stones of increasing fineness. My suggestion is something in the neighbourhood of 1000-4000-8000-12000-16000-30000 Followed by linen strip and then hide strop. You will eventually also need a lapping…"
Dec 5, 2013
Saxon commented on Reg Williams's group Suits
"Nice wardrobe for the Duke, Cameron!"
Nov 22, 2013
Saxon commented on Andrioux's group Teachers' Club (for men in Education)
Nov 17, 2013
Saxon replied to Dustin N.'s discussion Shaving shelfs in the group Real Shaving
"I like it! It has that manly steampunk feel to it. :-)"
Nov 8, 2013

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Leto Atreides II replied to John Muir's discussion The End of Quantitative Easing As We Know It in the group The Great Debate
"You also can't compare being Governor of AR with being Governor of CA. That's like comparing the President of Bob's Gas Station (1 location)  with the President of Microsoft."
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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
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Steve Dallas replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion Opinion article linking the decline in DIY ethic to a less traditional view of masculinity. in the group The Great Debate
"What confuses me most about you Will is how here you act all rationally saying that you just don't see this as a global trend and more of a localized one. Yet you do this at the exact same time that in another thread you relate one event in a…"
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John Muir replied to John Muir's discussion The End of Quantitative Easing As We Know It in the group The Great Debate
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Will replied to Jack Bauer's discussion "Don't follow your passion" -- Mike Rowe
"We used to get that in technology.  "All the jobs are moving to India."  They never did.  I hadn't heard the "nursing is saturated" thing before, but I know my friend (a nurse) who changes jobs almost as often…"
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Fathers and Sons

There are groups on this site for fatherhood, but this one is specific for that special relationship that exists between fathers and sons.  Feel free to discuss matters relating to your relationship with your boy, your pop, or a guy who filled either role for you.Enjoy and God bless!See More
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Donald S replied to Donald S's discussion What to do when you stop making love with your girl/wife
"Thanks, but I think part of being a man is not to give up when the going gets though. You can always quit.  I will do my best and try to fix it, because I want to do it, I want for us to be happy. I look at it this way : for the last 10 months,…"
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Donald S replied to Donald S's discussion What to do when you stop making love with your girl/wife
"Yeah she is, but from her teen years, because of hormonal problems, so the pill is just to keep her menstrual cycle normal. I agree with you, and I know that hormones are responsible for almost everything that goes on with our bodies ( both…"
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