February 2011 Blog Posts (34)

Journey to being a MAN!

I came across an interesting discussion about ego and its role in shaping us as individuals in our society today. The discussion was started by a man wanting to better understand what part of ego affects us most and forces us to be someone we're not.


Now, it's not the ego as in arrogance, but rather the ego as in persona. I thought about it for about two hours before replying. As I typed my thoughts and reply, I realised that though fear is very much a centre of power within…


Added by TsueDesu on February 28, 2011 at 6:01pm — 1 Comment

What would Cary Grant wear?

One of the questions I pose to new image clients is “who’s style do you admire?” A great percentage of my clients identify silver screen Hollywood actor, Cary Grant, as their style icon.


Cary Grant inspires modern-day fellas because he was tall, dark, handsome; he wore beautifully stylish…


Added by Leah Morrigan on February 24, 2011 at 8:58am — 1 Comment

Dean Martin's Nickel Breakfast


When singers Dean Martin and Sonny King were first starting out, they had little money. They would go to a restaurant that served 2 donuts, coffee, and orange juice for a nickel.…


Added by Paul Kyriazi on February 24, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Dead Man Blogging: The Man you were Made to Be

Dead Man Blogging


I'm new to this forum, here is the blog I started. Check it out! Let me know what you think.

Added by Jason Romine on February 22, 2011 at 8:49pm — No Comments

30 Days to a Better Man; Day 22 - Improve Your Posture

I would've expected this to be an easy one.


Turns out that it's not so easy.  In my job, I have to sit in front of a computer all day, every day.  That has gotten me into the habit of slouching.  Improving my posture is like trying to quit a bad habit - I catch myself doing exactly the opposite ever so often.


I never knew that sitting up straight had so many health benefits.  I think bad posture might be to blame for the stomach aches that I tend to get after…


Added by Riaan Nel on February 22, 2011 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Marriage proposal, traditional style

Occasionally a new man here will ask for advice about popping the question. To avoid repeating myself, I'm going to put what *I* did here.

I talked to her beforehand; it was not out of the blue. We needed to decide if possible reservations were justified. I think this is wise, and I don't think it's a violation of tradition,… Continue

Added by Sir on February 22, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Frank Sinatra Learns the True Value of Friendship


In 1952 Frank Sinatra was down on his luck and singing to small

audiences at Skinny D'Amato's club in Atlantic City.  He planned to go to

Africa to visit his wife Ava Gardner who was there filming…


Added by Paul Kyriazi on February 21, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

As I See It: Four Basic Guy Types

I've been doing much thought on what makes men tick, myself included, lately.

In trying to understand the whole man thing, which parts of are still alien to me, I found breaking up men into categories helps me understand where they are coming from.

Now I have no background to do this, but what the hey, this is my blog.

I've divided men into four categories based on personality and, for want of a better word for it, testosterone levels, or, the strength of such traits…


Added by Carl Monster on February 21, 2011 at 6:00pm — 14 Comments

30 Days to a Better Man; Day 21 - Write Your Own Eulogy

Ladies and gentlemen, after yet another crazy week, it's good to be back.  This happened to be one of the challenges into which I put a lot of effort; in a morbid way, something that I enjoyed.  It helped me to realize a lot about the legacy that I wish to leave behind when my time comes.  Writing this, I felt like I was saying way too much, yet not enough.


Without further ado, I present to you my eulogy.





Added by Riaan Nel on February 20, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Remembering Peoples Names.

I recently started listening to "How to Win Friends & Influence People" on audio book before bed, and between the clips of classical music and the charming elderly mans voice he said some advice that I will never forget.

It mentioned that everyone loves to hear their own name, so when you are speaking to someone or just saying hi in passing always include their name in the conversation. They will instantly feel better towards you and not forget that they seen you today. I thought…


Added by Aaron Shack on February 17, 2011 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Pie Face

It's February and we are in the dead of winter; we're at our driest, lightest, and flakiest. Of course I'm talking about skin, not pastry.


If you had a look at me right now, you would see winter woe personified: dry, papery skin, my face seems more deeply lined than it was a plump 6 months…


Added by Leah Morrigan on February 17, 2011 at 8:01am — No Comments


After 34 years with the Government of Canada, law enforcement, I retired last December. When I graduated from university in 1971, I set my goal as finding a job I liked doing and getting paid well to do it. At this I have succeeded. I was awarded the Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada, Michel Jean at the time. At retirement I was nominated for the honour of Kentucky Colonel and was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel by the Honourable Stephen L. Beshear…


Added by Brian O'Connell on February 16, 2011 at 7:33am — No Comments

Don't Put Women On A Pedestal

This is an article from my blog, the dissident conservative. The link is here.





I spent my entire young adult life chasing women. Oh, some were goddesses. They radiated sexuality and the curves of their bodies hinted at what would be possible if you just put a little more effort into reaching that hallowed ground.…


Added by James Anthony Dowling on February 15, 2011 at 9:29pm — No Comments

My Story

So, I keep a blog about strength training, lifestyle design, being a man, etc at http://www.newpolymath.com.  Blogging and writing in general is one of my major hobbies.


I'm going to write some original blog posts here in this blog, for AoM readers only.  However, I have a few good posts on The New Polymath site that I'm going to syndicate here.  I'm not trying to be a choad and spam my site or anything, I just…


Added by Isaac Wilkins on February 15, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

A Country's Shame

As I drove home from the funeral of a family friend today, my blood began to boil anew thinking about the collective we condemn our enlisted military to.  It seems we are content to package our patriotism into some Nashville-laden music video and sell one another on our support of our fighting men.  Here are the things which perturb me most and about which I share with my elected representatives.


  1. How is it possible that we allow our enlisted personnel to survive on a…

Added by Coach Wad on February 14, 2011 at 6:28pm — 2 Comments

How To Write a Valentine's Day Card

Valentine’s Day usually strikes a jolt of fear through men.  Big expectations.  Commercialization. Excessive talking about feelings and love.  But don’t be intimidated – Forgetful Gentleman will make it easier for you to be a gentleman this Valentine’s Day and help you avoid the traps of an over-priced and over-hyped experience.


The most important thing you need to do on Valentine’s Day is express how you truly feel about your significant other.  There’s no better way to do…


Added by Forgetful Gentleman on February 11, 2011 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Another near-experience that begins to answer the question

I'm a Facebook member of a church 3,000 miles from my home. I've visited the church several times, too. They're beginning a new adult (Bible) study series. Actually, they're beginning 2 - one for men, and one for women. I have 0 problem dividing the men and women for such studies. The "prayer requests" and "accountability" issues for men and women are different, though I have also found that a often better division is singles/spouses or parents/matrixes intact. What would irk me if I were a… Continue

Added by Penelope on February 11, 2011 at 2:02pm — 2 Comments

30 Days to a Better Man; Day 20 - Perform Service

I've been meaning to write this post for a couple of days, but so far this has been one of those weeks.  You know, the kind of week where you're a one-man army holding back the ever-expanding evil forces of the ever-growing to-do list.


Service - One of the things that I'd really like to do someday is to visit South America and take part in a conservation project.  That would be serving the environment more than serving someone, but nonetheless, what would man be…


Added by Riaan Nel on February 10, 2011 at 4:01pm — 1 Comment

Beauties of Nature

The world outside is particularly gorgeous today. The sky is a vibrant blue and the sun is shining warmly. Clouds like cotton balls scatter from the north where God accidentally knocked the bag over and watched bemused as they bounced off the snow capped mountains and the frigid salty lake. The tiniest and most audacious of snow flakes flurry through the air, sparkling in the same sunlight that destroys them, melting on the first thing they touch if they land.


It's good to be…


Added by Cora Evans on February 10, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Manly with a little "m".

If I had to name my blog here I might call it that. My hallmark is doing things understated rather than overstated, so why change that here? I would not be true to myself.

Now that I've joined this and spent time reading the forums, I see lots of interesting discussions giving me insight as to who else this place attracts besides little ole' me. A space alien reading them would assume, upon arrival, to be greeted by hordes of bearded, truck driving, wet shaving, women-joke-cracking…


Added by Carl Monster on February 10, 2011 at 12:17pm — No Comments

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