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...
"Adultery is not illegal. Though it may be grounds for a divorce.
Incest certainly is in most cases - though you can make a compelling argument that consent is compromised due to family roles, as well as a compelling state interest in preventing…"
"We decide as a society which things are acceptable behavior. A consenting relationship between adults, is no business of mine or yours. And no reason to discriminate.
We draw lines legally surrounding issues of consent (and sometimes harm). A…"
"You are comparing laws and customs that yoked the lives of fellow human beings in involuntary solitude and chattel slavery, broke families, and put millions of people through hardships that you could never fucking fathom,
to the laws that say, hey,…"
"I'm torn on the issue. On the one hand, I consider sexuality in the same category as I do age, race, and sex - that is, things you are born with. Discriminating against someone because they are black, or a woman, or over 50, is pretty shitty.…"
"Opening up the door for legally obligated cake baking despite the baker's objections and convictions is similar to fundamentalist christian's efforts to "get god back in schools" or "teach the controversy", in that it…"