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A moment of manliness...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Disque Aug 19, 2009. 11 Replies

Being Decisive

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Thomas White replied to Max Power's discussion Do religious people lose credibility? in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"I gotta say... if Christians treat a fellow Christian such as yourself in such a way merely because you were thinking critically (I would venture to say 'thinking honestly and openly') then that is a fine example of how religious people…"
Feb 18, 2010
Thomas White replied to Max Power's discussion Do religious people lose credibility? in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Brendan, I believe you answered yourself right there, because you used the word "practised". A religious practitioner I would rate somewhat higher on the 'religiosity scale' than a mere 'member' - being a member is, in…"
Feb 16, 2010
Thomas White replied to Max Power's discussion Do religious people lose credibility? in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Politics would, in my opinion, depend upon morality. While it is true that some mores are founded or rooted in religion (gay marriage is a controversial example, abortion is another), and therefore subject to suspicion, some others (thou shalt not…"
Feb 16, 2010
Thomas White replied to Max Power's discussion Do religious people lose credibility? in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"It seems, with all due respect, that your question hasn't yet been answered, despite two replies. I shall venture an attempt: I would agree. It seems difficult to consolidate a rational, cricital, reasoning mind, with blindly-held beliefs that…"
Feb 16, 2010
Thomas White replied to John's discussion Grammar Nazis: What are your grammatical pet peeves? in the group Writers
"My mother was affectionately dubbed "Conan the Grammarian"* by my brothers and me. Now that she passed-away, we've all taken up her calling. My eldest brother is a professional writer, and grammar and spelling are in his toolkit. I…"
Jan 21, 2010
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If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself, the old adage goes. That may not always be true, but if you love a good project, this is your place to be!See More
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Thomas White replied to Jace Mullen's discussion Mac or PC or LINUX? in the group Geeks
"And Cad is for engineers! *groan*"
Sep 3, 2009
Thomas White commented on Thomas White's blog post Crafts-man-ship... a lost art?
"Wow. Thank you for such an erudite reply :) I followed it up with a search for some comprehensive list of occupations, and came across this: http://www.worldthroughthelens.com/family-history/old-occupations.php Quite interesting (only if you find…"
Aug 26, 2009

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Robotics, Game Programming, Evolution, BEAM robotics, Electronics, Unix/Linux, Woodworking, Craftsmanship, Antique machine repair/refurbishing, Marial arts, Languages and writing systems (natlangs & conlangs)
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Figments of Reality (Ian Stuart & Jack Cohen), East of Eden (John Steinbeck), Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson), Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman)

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Crafts-man-ship... a lost art?

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 10:42am 9 Comments

The master craftsman puts a critical eye to his work - a hand-bound book - and isn't satisfied. Once again, he takes up his bevel, and scrapes away another micrometer of paper. He blows the dust away, sets the book down on his workbench, and looks at it again... It's good enough, he thinks. He places the new book on a shelf next to other masterpieces of ornate and intricate books.



Ok, so I chose books for the image above, but it could have been anything from a shiny metal part of a… Continue

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At 9:54am on August 6, 2009, thehuhman said…
Welcome Thomas, to the AoM Community. We're glad you're here.
 
 
 

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"I believe he is is imply that "mainlander" is the non-pc term, but I've heard both "mainlander" and "come-from-away" used as slurs."
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"That and the constant rain/snow/fog/wind pretty much sums it up."
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Henrik Stroemblad replied to Beowulf87's discussion Beard vitamins? Or other ways to thicken the beard?
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Beard vitamins? Or other ways to thicken the beard?

Hello mates,Largely, my beard is good.  Not perfect, though.  Very thick on the chin, sideburns good, slightly patchy in the middle of the jaw, thin on neck (underside of jaw).  For some unknown reason, the left side of my chin has thinned out quite a bit, and it looks lopsided.  Not sure why.I do have a terrible habit of fiddling with my beard (and therefore pulling hairs) without intentionally doing it, and I continually try to find ways to subvert myself.Anyway, any ideas on a good beard…See More
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