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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lucas Loureiro Mansur Dec 1, 2012. 2 Replies

I've been reading the articles and decided to sign up. I first landed here looking for straight razor information, and I certainly found it. I'm 46, live in Minneapolis, married w/ 2 kids;…Continue

 

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swmnguy replied to Chu Kim's discussion Are you a Good Guy or a Bad Guy?
"Very true, all of it. It is, however, pretty easy for people to let themselves think they have no choice but to do the wrong thing; even when they do know right from wrong.  They're almost always sorry, and right away, but then the…"
Mar 14, 2013
swmnguy replied to Chu Kim's discussion Are you a Good Guy or a Bad Guy?
"Good question.  I imagine Hitler thought he was doing the right thing, so it's not an easy thing to be objective about. I don't hurt others intentionally.  I try to be honest and fair, and kind when I can be.  It really…"
Mar 13, 2013
swmnguy replied to Sam I.'s discussion Ressurecting the Duel?
"I think dueling arose as a solution to failings of the societies of the time.  Certain nobles could get away with doing whatever they wanted because they either owned the law, or they came from powerful families that would crush anyone who…"
Mar 13, 2013
swmnguy replied to Tim H.'s discussion At what age were you able to grow a beard?
"Between 12 and 14 I had to rub a razor under my nose once a week or so to get rid of that ridiculous dark fuzz (I have dark brown hair).  When I was 18 I had a workshop job so I decided not to shave for the whole summer, and grew in some very…"
Mar 13, 2013
swmnguy replied to Paul Sappington's discussion Seeking Advice on Tool Collection
"Agreed on all counts.  Yes, I was giving two lines of advice; it's up to Paul how he wants to go.  If he's just looking to have a few tools and learn how to use them, no point going top-shelf.  If, on the other hand, he has…"
Feb 3, 2013
swmnguy replied to Calvin Fokker's discussion Dating Question
"Yeah, that's a good point."
Feb 2, 2013
swmnguy replied to Calvin Fokker's discussion Dating Question
"Play it way cool.  She's not going to be in a state of mind to jump right into dating if she's got this mess hanging around.  A cup of coffee is still a friendly, non-threatening suggestion.  Be a friend to her and maybe…"
Feb 1, 2013
swmnguy replied to Corbin Jameson's discussion Is smoking weed manly?
"I used to smoke a lot of weed.  I started in my teens, and really smoked a lot in my twenties.  In my early thirties, I got into the line of work that has become my career, married my girlfriend, bought the house, had kids, etc.  I…"
Jan 30, 2013
swmnguy replied to Calvin Fokker's discussion Dating Question
"You're over-complicating the whole thing.  On a day when you can do this, on the way out the door of the class ask her if you can buy her a cup of coffee.  Then apply Napoleon's maxim; "On s'engage; puis on…"
Jan 30, 2013
swmnguy replied to Rusty Monson's discussion Restaurant Managers help me out.
"All of the previous comments are great advice.  I'd add, Don't just tell people what to do and how to do it.  Show them why to what in what way.  Help people understand how what they do and how they do it affects everyone…"
Jan 30, 2013
swmnguy replied to Nathan DeParis's discussion Getting the Views
"I understand what you're saying.  It certainly applies to right-bias as well.  In general, I think that when I don't see a bias, I really need to perk up my ears and go digging.  Because the bias is there; it just may be…"
Jan 14, 2013
swmnguy replied to Nathan DeParis's discussion Getting the Views
"He-he-he"
Jan 14, 2013
swmnguy replied to Nathan DeParis's discussion Getting the Views
"I agree with you.   But I would add that I've seen the same thing in the right-wing media, and everyone has examples of omissions in the "mainstream media," which in the US is center-right with a pro-corporate bias (on a…"
Jan 14, 2013
swmnguy replied to Nathan DeParis's discussion Getting the Views
"Those are all really good sources.  It's good to get a different perspective.  Being an American, it's not hard to figure out what we think of an issue."
Jan 13, 2013
swmnguy replied to Nathan DeParis's discussion Getting the Views
""Reputable News Sources."  There are a lot of contentious elements in those three words.  I'm reminded of an old Soviet-era joke.  Some Americans went to the Soviet Union on some kind of exchange.  They were amazed…"
Jan 13, 2013
swmnguy replied to Blair Brown's discussion Food Survey!
"Do the bacon-wrapped, deep-fried hot dog.  It's as good as it sounds.  Maybe better, depending on the quality of the bacon.  Seriously."
Jan 13, 2013

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Carpentry, Computers, Books, Travel, Food, Gardening, Old Things and Places
Books
"The Plague," "King Lear,"
Movies
"Bridge On The River Kwai," "Pulp Fiction"
Music
The Clash, Beethoven, Bad Religion
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"On s'engage; puis, on voit" - Napoleon

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Shane replied to Christian's discussion 20 year old looking for advice from you "white collar" gents.....is the money worth it?
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Michael D. Denny replied to AlanR's discussion Picking up a side hustle - Investing the time and energy before you see a payoff.
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Native Son replied to Christian's discussion 20 year old looking for advice from you "white collar" gents.....is the money worth it?
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Michael D. Denny replied to Christian's discussion 20 year old looking for advice from you "white collar" gents.....is the money worth it?
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20 year old looking for advice from you "white collar" gents.....is the money worth it?

This has always been the area I've struggled with most in my life....finding out what to do for a career. I've never had a passion for one specific thing. There isn't one job that seems to "stick out" over the others. I'm kind of in every direction when it comes to choosing careers. One day I'll think welder, the next it's logistics, the next it's cyber security. At 20 years old this feeling of uncertainty is not where I want to be, so I'm really trying to figure out not just what I want to do…See More
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