Greetings from Minnesota. I have been following the AoM for a few months and in that time I have read nearly all of the blog posts and switched over to DE shaving.I would have remained anonymous but…Continue
Hi, I have been following this site for a couple months now and just this past week I lost my father.He was a great man, to us and my siblings at least. Beyond the family he was probably the greatest…Continue
"I've been reflecting a lot on the loss of my Dad lately, perhaps because with the falling leaves each year, the change of warmth to cold, it was an October day that he left us. Or perhaps it's the fact that I too am a Father now, watching…"
"+1 on B&BW "C.O. Bigelow" - Just an almond sized squeeze into a pre-warmed bowl or mug lathers up nicely (Start a little dry and add water to adjust). It smells great and I love the cool menthol feel to it."
"To reinforce some common themes, I was sick of the cost of cartridges & shave gel. Furthermore I was intrigued with the idea of turning my morning shave into an enjoyable ritual rather than another task that I ape through halfheartedly as I…"
"I'm another user of the Van Der Hagen kit - It's a great startup kit that lets you decide if soap & brush is for you without breaking your bank. As I have improved in my lather making I've reached the point that I am not sure how…"
"I switched to DE shaving this summer and relish making my own lather. I enjoy the the morning ritual now more than I ever did before. BUT - I like you also find that some guys are a little "too" into it. 28 pages, sheesh."
"I am a Christian and have participated in one or two of the religious discussions. But in all honesty I come to this site to read/discuss what kind of flashlight is best, or what to keep in your car trunk, etc.
From what I've seen here and…"
"I don't believe in having just one flashlight. I keep a big multiple "D" Maglight by the nightstand. I also have a couple of "AA" Maglights - One in an easy to reach spot on the way to the breaker box and the other in a…"
"I agree on this one. Even a simple task like brushing one's teeth can turn into a half hour affair when it's a six-year old boy in no particular hurry to go to bed. Engaging in effective management w/o ruling with an iron fist (Or worse…"
"I too live in the frozen Tundra (MN). I work behind a desk, so often times my clothing and shoes would be ill-suited should happenstance leaves me on the side of a dark road in subzero weather. Any vehicle that I drive in, be it my truck or my…"
"Now if this post was about what is the best firearm to purchase on the cheap I would agree with you. I own a Mosen-Nagant .762R and it is indeed a very efficient killing weapon with almost no upfront investment. BUT it's nothing I would…"
You said: "...or spending too much time in it and forgetting about the others who need me to be there for them..." I was struck by that sentence. My daughter is getting married, and this weekend is a party for her. I need to be there for her... and I WILL! Thanks, Terry. That was just what I needed. Take care, and I will ttyl... Bruce
Terry, your profile pic is awesome! It really captures a tender moment. Thanks for using it. Also, thanks for your kind words earlier this week. I hope you have been able to start getting your life back on track. I'm having an unusually hard time with mine right now. I can't seem to get a handle on it. The guys here at AoM have been so supportive, and my friends and family have been as well. I guess it just takes time...
It's just seems natural that Art of Manliness should have a barbershop group. My intent of this group is to gather and share general thoughts and experiences concerning barbershops. Anything from a good barbershop that you have found to pictures and stories of shops you have visited to discussing anything barbershop. See More
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
"I'm a huge fan, always have been, and likely always will be. In fact, I've posted Richard as an example of manliness, repeatedly. It's usually met with dismissiveness by all but the few who understand his back story."
"These are terrific and wonderful stories. Thanks for their discussion. I knew my own grandfathers, but not well. They were both "old school" where children were supposed to "sit down, shut up and do what they are told"! My…"