"Recipe for greatness — To bear up under loss, to fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief, to be victor over anger, to smile when tears are close, to resist evil men and base instincts, to hate hate and to love love, to go on…Continue
Added by Scott Brenner on January 31, 2011 at 6:13am — No Comments
"Confidence thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live... Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a…Continue
Added by Scott Brenner on January 30, 2011 at 7:17am — No Comments
Added by Scott Brenner on January 29, 2011 at 7:26am — No Comments
Day 17, quite a tricky one for an introvert like me. Brett and Kate said that it's pride that makes us to not want to talk to strangers, not nervousness. I've always seen it as being a form of nervousness; in fact, I think I suffer from a mild case of social anxiety of some sort. Talking to strangers is very difficult for me.
However, if hope to start my own company in the near future, I'm going to have to learn how to talk to…Continue
Added by Scott Brenner on January 28, 2011 at 6:47am — No Comments
Check out this shirt of WWI Hero Eddie Rickenbacker. Great quote as well.
Also found this poster with another great quote.
Added by Eric Wiech on January 27, 2011 at 5:21pm — No Comments
It seems to me that as a society, we fear silence and feel compelled to fill gaps with words and sounds that have no meaning or purpose and we end up sounding a little thick in the process. It doesn't have to be this…Continue
"To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices. Want to or not, you're thinking about what you're doing in life-in my case, dancing. Dancing is my obsession. My life. Working is living to me, you see... I really…Continue
Added by Scott Brenner on January 27, 2011 at 6:02am — No Comments
Added by John Dembowski on January 27, 2011 at 12:53am — No Comments
This has come up a couple times in chat now, so here:
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 brown sugar
2 cups whole wheat flour
3 cups granola
options: cinnamon to taste, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. vanilla
Stir together. Spread in greased 13x9" pan. Bake at, oh, 375*F. until hard but not burned.
Halve recipe for 8x8" pan. I'm preferring the half recipe to the whole recipe for my dedicated…Continue
Chris Webby Concert at Webster Hall on Feb 20 (Presidents Day) Chris Webby (Christian Webster) is an up-and-coming rapper from the suburbs of Fairfield County, Connecticut. In just over a year and a half, Webster has released 5 full-length mixtapes, all freely available at datpiff.com. His most recent…Continue
Added by John Stevens on January 26, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
"It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive... What has influenced my life more than any other single thing has been my stammer. Had I…Continue
Added by Scott Brenner on January 25, 2011 at 6:02am — No Comments
I will start this off by saying that there is no explicit content in this post. This is just my analysis of why most young men our age treat girls badly.
These days it's rare to find a high school male who treats his girlfriend with respect. What's even more painful for me, is that a good guy like me can't seem to get the the beautiful angels walking around campus. If your like me you probably take a shower at least once a day, shave, brush your teeth, take care of your…Continue
I've been lurking in here (discussions and articles) for about a week and I've noticed while there are one or two places mentioning smoking, it seems that there just isn't a lot of information on here.
Working as a tobacconist, especially in this particular shop, tobacco is one of the things outside academia I am actually relatively confident in my knowledge of, but before I start dithering on about the relative merits of pipe materials, tobaccos, and cigar maintenance (I feel as if…Continue
Added by Liam O. on January 24, 2011 at 5:59pm — No Comments
I was stuck on day 15 for more than a week, but now that that's been done, I made sure not to stay on day 16 for more than a day.
I've often thought that life would be much easier if there was no such thing as money. A lot of my stress results from finances, and I've been wanting to create a budget for a long time. In fact, I did create a budget once, using an Excel spreadsheet. Sadly, I found it confusing and a bit pointless - so obviously I wasn't doing it right.…Continue
Added by Riaan Nel on January 24, 2011 at 3:40pm — No Comments
AoM once featured a post about the manliness of love letters. Recently, there was also a post on poetry (discussing, among other things, its applicability to wooing a lady).
I'm the first to admit that this is not a particularly "manly" poem, but nonetheless, since a man needs to be capable of expressing his feelings, I have decided to share it. I wrote it late one night, while listening to Louis Armstrong singing "What a Wonderful World".
"I believe that laughter is a language of God... There is a direct correlation between love and laughter, and that laughter can be the shortest distance between two people... In today's society we sometimes forget to balance our hearts…Continue
Added by Scott Brenner on January 24, 2011 at 5:55am — No Comments