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ShirtlessGeorge replied to Tim Dienes's discussion Just imagine...what if in the group The Shirtless Man
"If there was a day where it was mandatory for all men to stay shirtless, Id have no problem with it anymore"
yesterday
ShirtlessGeorge replied to Tim Dienes's discussion Just imagine...what if in the group The Shirtless Man
"In 2009 I came home from work to mandatory shirtlessness on Labor Day, I enjoyed it."
yesterday
ShirtlessGeorge replied to Tim Dienes's discussion Just imagine...what if in the group The Shirtless Man
"It may cut down on the obesity problem, but I don't think it should be mandatory. here should be a holiday where it's tradition for all men to go shirtless for a 24 hour period."
yesterday
George Henry Robbins III replied to Tim Dienes's discussion Just imagine...what if in the group The Shirtless Man
"Kit, everywhere we go, we are all more than likely going to see someone we think looks better. Forget about what others look like and carry yourself with your head held high and proudly expose your chest."
yesterday
Kit replied to Tim Dienes's discussion Just imagine...what if in the group The Shirtless Man
"I'd probably love it, because everyone would be shirtless, but at the same time i'd feel really exposed because there'd be so many people with way better physiques than I so it would be kind of mortifying at the same time :/"
yesterday
Tim Dienes commented on Bruce Uall's group The Shirtless Man
"at home alone sleeping showering swimming walking to the mailboxes I used to always shave shirtless, now I trim."
yesterday
Tim replied to Tim Dienes's discussion Just imagine...what if in the group The Shirtless Man
"From where I live, sounds great as long as it's in the summer."
Wednesday
Tim Dienes commented on Bruce Uall's group The Shirtless Man
"Mine was also getting badly sunburned after falling asleep face up, but I was more than shirtless shall we say!"
Sep 8
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to Tim Dienes's discussion Just imagine...what if in the group The Shirtless Man
"No, they dont. But if you beleive they do, and don't think that the elimination of clothing won't make the problem worse with the guys that caused "judgment free" (or whatever their called) gyms, you've dealt with a better…"
Sep 7
Tim Dienes replied to Jordan Hurst's discussion A Few Questions for my Fellow Men
"1. Is there a better name for this community other than "Men trying to be great men" or "Manly Men"? I agree that "Art of Manliness" is the best name offered so far. 2. What led you to seeking membership in this…"
Sep 7
Tim Dienes replied to Jordan Hurst's discussion A Few Questions for my Fellow Men
"+1 "
Sep 7
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to Tim Dienes's discussion Just imagine...what if in the group The Shirtless Man
"So you'd trade that for gym rats thinking they're better?"
Sep 7
Brandon Tugger replied to Tim Dienes's discussion Just imagine...what if in the group The Shirtless Man
"I hear you. Not sure I would want to see most of them "sans chemise". Still, I do get tired of the guys in suits, feeling like they are better than the rest of us."
Sep 6
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to Tim Dienes's discussion Just imagine...what if in the group The Shirtless Man
"What about swinging man boobs?"
Sep 6
Brandon Tugger replied to Tim Dienes's discussion Just imagine...what if in the group The Shirtless Man
"Interesting proposition. Would that we were all in beach-body shape.  I'd support the day, but I'd better get crackin'"
Sep 6
Tim Dienes replied to Rush's discussion Praying for Wife Material. Selfish Prayer? in the group Christian Men
"One pastor I knew would encourage such a prayer, but also added that I pray that He would help me become more ready to be a husband, more teh kind of husband He would like for me to be."
Sep 2

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Our Core of Masculinity

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 6:57am 0 Comments

Our core of masculinity, mine and yours,

Is like a holy of holies, a source into which God pours

Oil of gladness

Not just to anoint, but for fuel to fill the golden candlesticks

To burn and shine and power, to give us light in difficult hour.

Why then do we have such trouble this holy place accessing?

Do we fear the awesome power? Do we seek to control the blessing?

Are we preoccupied with our manly flesh so visible to others?

Is all that matters how I…

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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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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!
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Welcome Timothy!

 
 
 

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Saw "The November Man" this past week starring former James Bond Pierce Brosnan. Not a great movie. Attached is my review and would love to hear your thoughts. Thankshttp://www.kyforward.com/our-arts-and-culture/2014/09/15/james-halcomb-the-november-man-fails-on-many-levels-but-still-worth-my-time-money/See More
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Native Son replied to David Xtra's discussion A "Holster" for a Phablet? in the group Man Bags
"I've so far avoided the huge smartphone syndrome (One law enforcement type I know has compared a recently issued Galaxy S-5 phone to body armor.) The company's products don't match your specifications, but they sell phone holsters and…"
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