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Tim Dienes commented on Will's group New Warriors
"Co-ed? I know I am uninitiated for now, but can't imagine the purpose of a co-ed sweat lodge. There's gotta be a "man cave" for us. Aho. "
Jul 11
Tim Dienes commented on Chad's group Hairy Men
"I don't mean to be a pain, but this is the Hairy Men group. Please post off topic posts in the group where they belong, such as Wrestling. Thanks."
Jul 8
Tim Dienes replied to Matt's discussion Finding Christian Male Friends in the group Christian Men
"I am between churches and have nothing to add to what others have said. I have relied on phone conversations weekly or even every few weeks, with men who are not local, but who I met through online or other ministries."
Jul 6
Tim Dienes replied to Andrew McNeal's discussion What was your first car?
"First one? A 1976 Chevy Nova. V8. "
Jun 18
Tim Dienes commented on Bruce Uall's group The Shirtless Man
"(That was from April.) "
Jun 18
Tim Dienes commented on Bruce Uall's group The Shirtless Man
Jun 18
Tim Dienes commented on Bruce Uall's group The Shirtless Man
"Going shirtless is great incentive to eat better and exercise more. The truth needs to be faced even if its for our physical or mental health. And, males were meant to "display", it's a part of our psyche. It feels great, and looks…"
Jun 18
Tim Dienes commented on Daniel Deagan's group Ohio
"Born and lived there for about a quarter of my life thus far. Good memories."
Jun 13
Tim Dienes joined Daniel Deagan's group
Jun 13
Tim Dienes replied to RM's discussion Finding my personal manhood
"I think a lot more men than would admit it, ironically, don't have the balls to admit this! So in one sense, you are a lot more of a man than you give yourself credit for. But yeah, I can feel a lot of what you said, and no man has…"
Jun 9
Tim Dienes commented on Will's group New Warriors
"Two months from today is my NWTA!"
Jun 8
Tim Dienes commented on Bruce Uall's group The Shirtless Man
"That's funny George, and I got my first ones around 40, and started plucking them until I realized there were too many gray ones to do that. They aren't all gray yet, gladly. "
Jun 7
Tim Dienes replied to Jim's discussion What makes the perfect barber shop? in the group The Barbershop
"Although conversation is the main activity, a good newspaper and magazines are good fodder for atmosphere and conversation. Even though I don't actively pursue the hobbies they represent, I enjoy browsing through Field and Stream, Outdoor Life.…"
Jun 2
Tim Dienes replied to Will's discussion Putting Jesus on hold for a decade in the group Christian Men
"I think the proverb sums it up: Raise up a child in the way he should go, and when he is OLD, he will not depart from it. (emphasis added). That isn't saying what may happen in the meantime."
Jun 2
Tim Dienes replied to John Gardiner's discussion Loveto be naked
"+1"
May 30
Tim Dienes replied to Stein's discussion Essential shirtless experiences growing up. in the group The Shirtless Man
"+1"
May 27

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Masculinity...(lol.....what else?!)

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 9:58am 0 Comments

A good friend and brother (not on AoM) wrote:



"Learning to enjoy and self-affirm my own God-given birthright of intrinsic masculinity. There is something incredibly testosterone rich with a healthy self appraisal."

And so I was inspired to comment:

Often, in my experience, I can get full of myself, ignoring the humbling areas in which my growth is most-needed. As if that revelry were to balance out the shadow places. But it IS about balance. And like…

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A poem from young manhood

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

I had hesitated to post this, since it might be misunderstood, and I really hate being misunderstood. So I sent a group message describing my quandary, and I now forget what group it was...Buck Naked, I think. After getting zero replies, and now having a bit of time to handle it, have decided to post this gem of naive and raw masculinity from my late teens or early 20s. I have shared it with a few men who say that it did resonate with them, and so I am…

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Why Buck Naked

Posted on March 30, 2014 at 9:16am 0 Comments

There are many reasons why after living over 50 years that I seem to have an ever-growing inclination to go "buck naked", and for joining the BN group here. Sure, I have always recognized the beauty of the body, and I think the main two driving factors are honesty as in "naked truth", and idealism, the recognition of the "masculine ideal" portrayed in classical art, especially sculpture.

As for the ideal, the first pictorial image that likely pops in one's head historically…

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Manliness down deep.

Posted on February 9, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

[I wrote the following on 9/29/13, and was at that time, planning to attend NWTA, an experience offered by MKP.

It was fantastic to be involved with the I-groups until

I had to cancel my weekend and get my deposit back. After that, I was no longer allowed to attend the groups and felt like I had just been cut off from new brothers. The reason for my doing so was the honest realization that I was not up to it, and that it would not be a good experience due to the likely severe lack…

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At 2:06am on May 10, 2014, JT said…

Thanks for accepting my request!

At 5:49am on March 28, 2014, Michael J. K. said…

looked at some of your poems very nice

kindred spirits I would think

you and I

At 1:10pm on February 13, 2014, Vanquish Guy said…
Thanks for accepting my friend request! Hope to chat sometime.
At 2:55pm on February 8, 2014, Art said…
Welcome to AoM, Timothy!
At 3:09pm on February 6, 2014, Rick Stevens said…

Welcome Timothy!

 
 
 

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