May 2014 Blog Posts (4)

A Positive Note

I was awe-struck today by a positive article about E. B. White.  E. B. White is co-writer of the Elements of Style and apparently had a positive outlook on life.  I read the brief article and will include it on this site later after I attain the applicable permissions.  

This article is a symbol of what drew me to this site.  I was dissatisfied with myself as a man and wanted to improve.  I didn't want to do it in a self-help type of way, but in a way more permanent.  I was going…

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Added by Aaron F Kendrick on May 12, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

A poem from young manhood

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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Added by Tim Dienes on May 9, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Motivation Level Rising.

Well I am on the road again.  However, as mentioned I did get the mandolin I wanted and began teaching myself.  I am not great at it, but that is to be expected.  However, I am dedicated to practicing.  I spend about  an hour a day practicing some exercises.  Right now it seems like I need to focus on the basics and building muscle memory.   I do give myself some time to mess around and I began attempting to play an actual song. (Losing My Religion by REM)    It…

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Added by Jason Oliver on May 6, 2014 at 7:16pm — No Comments

The Serial Killer Nobody Can Put Behind Bars

Since the dawn of time, water has killed people.  Vicious water has struck down one human after another, often by the dozens.  The legacy left behind is frightening.  Water is among the deadliest serial killers on Earth, which in part explains the low homicide rate on Mars. 

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The most famous mass slaughter that water committed was the Great Flood, when Noah and his family alone survived among all of humanity.  It rained for 40 days and 40 nights and…

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Added by Danny Bob on May 2, 2014 at 12:57am — No Comments

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