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…"
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...
"At bottom, the reasons the GOP Establishment was and is surprised by the Fonald are quite simple:
First, Trump is first and foremost a salesman. He's of the "could sell ice boxes to Eskimos" breed of salesman, able to weave a…"
"Sure, I have a few.
What formed your realization?
You're "coming out." What's the significance to others in your life, do you think?
...and what's the significance to you?
Welcome! I suppose I'm one who can…"
"Hmm. Cronyism and nationalist populism. Sounds like a description of the electoral campaigns of '92, '96, and '00.
1892, 1896, and 1900 that is.
"Mr. Bryan. Paging Mr. William Jennings Bryan to the podium.""
"It's probably too late for Bernie in California. The Sanders campaign hasn't had much (one office) of a state organization in place until last week. Meanwhile the Clinton campaign was organized, up, and running months before she formally…"
Hey everyone! I'm a 23 year old (cis) man from the UK. I'm both asexual and aromantic, as I only realised a couple of months ago. I'm currently at uni studying education, but I want to go into psychology rather than teaching. Currently I'm only out as aro-ace to my friends on Reddit, not to my friends at uni. Any questions?See More
"A few of the skills I picked up are:
Lock-picking. Took that up last year and got really good at it. That led to other ventures such as unlocking vehicles and cracking combination locks. Haven't had to unlock any vehicles for people, but…"
"That's actually a pretty fair summary. The personality problem also seems to be a wash ... neither side can really point to likability as a plus.
There may be a hitch if somebody breaks a plausible third-party run as a socialist or…"