Todd McFarland
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Hike on Saturday

Started Feb 20 0 Replies

I love hiking.  I usually go alone, or with my dog.  The solitude and peace "up there" is, for me, unmatched in the world.Here's a GoPro video link if you want to follow me along. Warning: It is 20…Continue

The Little Things

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lionheart Jul 1. 27 Replies

The older I get (I am 46), the more I understand that it is the little things in life that give the most pleasure.  The big things, like my Jeep Rubicon, are enjoyable, but don't soothe the soul the…Continue

Greetings from Salt Lake CIty

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Smith Jan 29. 9 Replies

I am 46 and have been listening to AoM podcasts for a while.  Lots of good stuff there.I develop medical devices as a profession, read prolifically, enjoy mathematics, spend as much time as I can in…Continue

 

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Lionheart replied to Todd McFarland's discussion The Little Things
"1. The feel of a wooden paddle in my hands, cool breeze and the sound of the river flowing beneath the aluminum canoe. 2. Smell of a warm cinnamon roll. 3. Seeing my son fall asleep on the coach and carrying him to bed. 4. The sound of an old pipe…"
Jul 1
Art replied to Todd McFarland's discussion The Little Things
"Yep. Definitely my shaving ritual"
Jul 1
Art replied to Todd McFarland's discussion The Little Things
"Smell of a fresh-lit cigar A hand written letter from a friend Fire in the pit on the deck Shirtless, to take out the trash"
Jul 1
Vendetta replied to Todd McFarland's discussion The Little Things
"1) Putting on a brand new pair of socks. 2) Taking a sip from an ice cold beer on a hot day. 3) Drying off in the sun 4) When you mow the lawn and it has crisp mow lines. 5) Uncontrollable laughter. 6) When my wife jumps me out of the blue. 7) The…"
Jun 28
Carl Monster replied to Todd McFarland's discussion The Little Things
"That sounds wonderful; thanks for sharing."
Jun 28
Dion Ware replied to Todd McFarland's discussion The Little Things
"I work strange hours so I find a simple pleasure is to sit outside on my balcony at around 4-5AM just before first light and smoke a joint and read for an hour. Just the dead silence and time alone is a welcome relief.  mancavemafia"
Jun 25
Carl Monster replied to Todd McFarland's discussion The Little Things
"At 53 I'm over simple pleasures, but I do like Little Things:"
Jun 22
Dave Alex replied to Todd McFarland's discussion The Little Things
"The first cup of coffee every morning Spending the first couple hours of the day with my young sons The daily ritual of Straight Razor shaving, my 20 minutes every morning Watching the sun come up Working with my dad Finishing each season, planting…"
Jun 21
Carl Monster replied to Todd McFarland's discussion The Little Things
"Oooo.Did someone say kittens?"
Jun 20
Nick Martens replied to Todd McFarland's discussion The Little Things
"Whiskey, scrambled eggs and a good rain."
Jun 20
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Jun 10
Todd McFarland replied to George Corbul's discussion Focusing your mind and thinking outside the box
"Thinking "outside the box" is simply about challenging your assumptions.  The hard part is identifying your assumptions.  They are frequently so ingrained that we don't even realize we are making them, as the "box"…"
Jun 10
Todd McFarland replied to Nature of a Man's discussion A bizarre dating trend I see
"Marriage is a whole lot more practical than most people imagine.  Eventually it helps to have some common interests, because staring into each other's eyes for 50 years gets rather boring."
Jun 10
Todd McFarland replied to Pale Horse's discussion Required Reading: Philosophy
"Just read "How to Read a Book."  Wish I had read this in high school.  Suggest reading this before trying philosophy (or anything else for that matter)."
Jun 10
Todd McFarland replied to Kiehn on you's discussion Reintroduction!
"Welcome, and congratulations!"
Jun 3
Todd McFarland replied to Kochak's discussion E AEEEEEEEEE !!!! Kochak here.....
"Welcome!"
Jun 3

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Interests
Hiking, my Jeep, mathematics, handguns
Books
Holy Bible, many of the Great Books, Stephen King novels, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People", anything by C.S. Lewis, "Chaos", to name a few.
Movies
Ronin, Gladiator, Fletch, Lord of the Rings, Good Will Hunting, Fight Club
Music
AC/DC, Beastie Boys, Judas Priest, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and many more.
Quote
"Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country."
-- President Theodore Roosevelt

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Kit the Odd replied to David R.'s discussion Transgender Persons in the Military in the group The Great Debate
"One point I've seen raised a couple of places is the need for ongoing drugs and/or hormones.  Given the austere nature of the battle field that is a concern - just as it is for other conditions that require ongoing medical attention. On…"
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Liam Strain replied to Sir's discussion How politics destroys it
"Planned Parenthood. "
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Jay D replied to Sir's discussion How politics destroys it
"What is PP?"
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Kit the Odd replied to Sir's discussion How politics destroys it
"I think a lot of it does come down to what people consider part of their identity.  It is one reason religion can be such a sensitive topic. When you have embraced something in such a way that anything that does not support that thing is…"
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Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion Transgender Persons in the Military in the group The Great Debate
"Just to play devil's advocate - is it possible, that pervasive social stigma's which allow for bans against them (in various capacities, including this one) to pass political muster, could be a major contributor to that suicide rate? "
2 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to Sir's discussion How politics destroys it
"Odd, I was talking about this today twice, two different venues and instances. Sorry man, it sucks. Sometimes it doesn't matter how polite you are. It's what happens when someone gets too wrapped up in identity politics, which isn't…"
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Sean O' replied to Vendetta's discussion Men & Exercise
"I have been doing Brian Alsruhe's linear progression program (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dcr-JtlmtVc&t=836s) with a few changes to address my weaknesses and work around my disabilities. After the weights for the events are announced I…"
3 hours ago
Sir replied to David R.'s discussion Transgender Persons in the Military in the group The Great Debate
"I doubt you'll find a reliable answer on that:  it's too politically sensitive, so you'll get this: * Transgender suicide rates are high * Transgender persons have been know to suffer from [cause we would like the reader to blame…"
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