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A moment of manliness...

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

Being Decisive

Started this discussion. Last reply by Danny Wong (www.blank-label.com) Aug 16, 2009. 2 Replies

 

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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
Thomas White commented on Guy Trezeux's group French speaking gentlemen
"Merci :) Francophone en Suissi ici! A Genève plus précisémment. Est-ce que la pluspart des gens ici vivent aux Etats-Unis?"
Jan 12, 2010
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Wood, metal, fabric, stone - whatever your medium - a place for crafts, woodworking, furniture, builders, tinkerers, and jobbers.
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French speaking gentlemen

Ce groupe est créé pour permettre aux francophones présents sur AOM d'échanger et de se connaître
Jan 6, 2010
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AoM Do It Yourself-ers

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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An open forum for discussion of the big questions.
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Jan 6, 2010

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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)
Books
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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Andrew replied to James B.'s discussion Just got a girl's number, need some advice
"Exactly what Joe said!  She is clearly interested.  Make sure you have a specific plan for the date. Suggest a day and time but let her ultimately decide that based on her schedule.  FOR GOD"S SAKE do NOT text! "
14 minutes ago
Don Judd replied to Don Judd's discussion Selecting a belt?
"Thanks guys. I didn't realize that braided belts were okay for professional attire.  I also didn't realize the thrift shops were a good place to look for quality belts. We are a small town, and have no cobblers or leather shops here…"
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Rick Shelton replied to Demetri Martinez's discussion Falling in Love Hurts
"I don't think you're completely correct that there is no "one".  There is a "one", that is the one you feel you want to propose to.  It's not a "one and only" type of thing but one you can…"
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Rick Shelton replied to Marco Rodrigues's discussion What should I wear for my senior portraits?
"Hasn't it though?  I only took one picture although they asked us to wear suits for the guys and dresses for the girls and the school photographer took the picture.  Now it's "spend thousands trying to get that perfect…"
40 minutes ago
Adam Parker replied to oracle989's discussion Cities? in the group North Carolina
"Hickory area here. Born and raised in Catawba County."
41 minutes ago
Demetri Martinez replied to Al Clunnie's discussion Getting the most out of day to day life
"I have to read through that hell of an article, but I don't mind sharing my thoughts."
43 minutes ago
Rick Shelton replied to Don Judd's discussion Selecting a belt?
"If you can afford it purchase good belts from places like Eddy Bauer or other higher end stores.  The reason is that although you're paying $40 to $50 a belt it will last you much longer.  If a belt at Walmart costs you $20 and over…"
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