October 2009 Blog Posts (47)

Motivation: How to Start and Stick To an Exercise Program

We've all been there. We're tired after a long day of hard work and dealing with the various stressors of our everyday life. Believe me, I've had more than a few days like this in my time on this planet. But with this post I hope to be able to give you some tools that you can use to finally say 'Enough already!' with the cycle of excuses to not starting or not sticking to an excercise program.

Why should you listen to me? You should listen to me because I have employed these same… Continue

Added by Sarge on October 31, 2009 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Growing Up

The one thing nobody seems to get right is about growing up.

Added by Robert Black on October 31, 2009 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Six Reasons Why Conservatives Should Support Non-Intervention

While liberals are doing more than their fair share at intervening in other country's affairs, conservatives have generally been the ones promoting a foreign policy of aggression and abrasiveness, all in the name of "national security". Conservatives tend to smear non-interventionism as "isolationism" that amounts to nothing more than "appeasement" and a "Neville Chamberlain"-style foreign policy. But why? As the following points show, foreign intervention is antithetical to everything… Continue

Added by randroth on October 30, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Optimal Mind | Changing your perspective

Photograph by Lionel Samain


“The body organism is linked to the world through a network of primal significations, which arise from the perception of things“

-Michel Foucault

We are used to seeing things from one perspective: Straight on and right side up. In point of fact, this singular way of observing our surroundings permeates most… Continue

Added by Gianpaolo Pietri on October 30, 2009 at 3:42pm — No Comments


“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens and nature. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be, amidst the simple beauty of Nature.”


Nature is the primary element that unifies all things. The proverbial glue that ties everything together. It is the fundamental raw material from which everything is… Continue

Added by Gianpaolo Pietri on October 30, 2009 at 11:11am — No Comments

OPTIMAL MIND | Keeping yourself in Focus


© lionel samain

These days I continually find myself wondering why everyone around me is moving so fast, and in so many directions. Frankly, I don’t get it. I can’t seem to get a grasp of the people I am meeting.

Picture this … you go to a restaurant with friends, and everyone at the table is seated, then they stand, they go for a smoke, go to the john, call a friend, check social… Continue

Added by Gianpaolo Pietri on October 30, 2009 at 11:07am — 1 Comment

Wife and Mother Appreciation

The following was posted over at The Art of Womanliness by my daughter, Jeanne Adams. It's a "kick!"

"Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks.

Each kid will play two sports and either take music or dance classes

There is no fast food

Each man must take care of his 3 kids; keep his assigned house clean,correct all homework, complete science… Continue

Added by Herb Munson on October 29, 2009 at 2:23pm — 5 Comments

Autumnal Agape

In life we are very rarely offered an opportunity to do things over. A second chance as it were. This summer I was given such an opportunity. No longer proffesionally occupied, and consumed once again by the fires of passion, I set out to find and make mine the woman who had once, many years ago, in a casino in the south of Spain, ignited my heart like a match to an effigy of Guy Fawkes. The woman was the Grey Fox, Her Majesty, the Contessa Elise St. Germiane. And success or failure, I would… Continue

Added by Christatos Aristad on October 29, 2009 at 1:59pm — No Comments

I Saw the Foo Fighters Last Night

My neighbor (Liz) has a friend (Jake) who works for VH1 and a month ago he mentioned that VH1 would be doing a Storytellers concert with the Foo Fighters. They are my favorite band of all time, so I NEEDED to be there. Well, I didn't hear anything about it, but found out Liz was going to a party with Jake so I told her to remind him that I wanted to go to the concert. She texts me and asks if I'm free to go to the concert on Wednesday. I say that I am and she tells me that Jake got me a… Continue

Added by John Clanton on October 29, 2009 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

Resignation Over Afghanistan

From the Washington Post:

When Matthew Hoh joined the Foreign Service early this year, he was exactly the kind of smart civil-military hybrid the administration was looking for to help expand its development efforts in Afghanistan.

A former Marine Corps captain with combat experience in Iraq, Hoh had also served in uniform at the Pentagon, and as a civilian in Iraq and at the State Department. By July, he was the senior U.S. civilian in Zabul province, a Taliban… Continue

Added by randroth on October 28, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A Moral Hypothetical

I believe the easiest way to pinpoint the morality of a situation is to strip it down to its bare essentials. By approaching it that way, it gives a backbone for a solution to be built off of. With that in mind, I have a hypothetical about healthcare.

Suppose there is a homeless man lying on the street dying. He has no way of taking care of himself - no friends, no family, no church, no support whatsoever. He has no money, and is incapable of getting himself to a hospital, let alone… Continue

Added by Tanner on October 28, 2009 at 5:23pm — 3 Comments

A Matter of Time

This was a tough call, should it be in the Product Opinions group or not? Since this is not about something you can purchase, here it is.

My PDA is getting old and the rechargeable battery does not hold a charge for long. And I rely on the PDA, plus the desktop application, to organize my life.

There are a myriad of calendar applications on the Web. (Waiting for applause to die down… Continue

Added by Cowboy Bob Sorensen on October 28, 2009 at 12:34pm — 2 Comments

Should Charity begin at home or with the Government?

I don't blog, I'm not good at it. That said, here goes....

I stumbled across this a while ago.

I thought that it was timely. What with all the talk of Socialism going around these days.

Not Yours To Give

Col. David Crockett

US Representative from Tennessee

(Originally published in The Life of Colonel David Crockett, by Edward Sylvester Ellis.)

One day in the House of Representatives, a bill was taken up appropriating… Continue

Added by Shawn Mcfarland on October 28, 2009 at 9:16am — 10 Comments

The High Point of the Day

Ask yourself a question when you're doing something: "Does this make me a better _______?" Man, citizen, religious follower, stomper of religions, husband, father or whatever else you can fill into the blank.

Some of the recent discussions on drug usage got my attention. In one, I asked, "Does the taking of mind-altering substances, or justifying their recreational use, make anyone here a better man?" There was only one answer, and he said no, neither does taking a drink or smoking a… Continue

Added by Cowboy Bob Sorensen on October 25, 2009 at 5:25pm — 10 Comments

Man to Man-baby

Brett mentioned this phenomenon in one of the daily emails a while back, and I was thinking that there had been content about this posted already. I looked around here and the web in general, and there really wasn't.

Here is what I'm referring to: A fellow gets a new girl, and finds that he's very much into her. All is well for a while, but at some point the dynamic changes, and at a surprising rate, the fellow beings reverting to a peculiar child-like state around the girl in… Continue

Added by Tatterdemalion on October 24, 2009 at 4:16pm — No Comments

I am an Evil Bastard!

Conservatives have been demonized by the media. The demeaning pejorative “Tea Baggers” was used to characterize the Tea Party protestors. If you don’t agree with the liberal politicians’ health care proposals, you’re “cold hearted” and “cruel”. If you disagree with Obama’s policies and political stances, you’re labeled a racist. There are radical extremists in the White House such as:

Ron Bloom, the White House's manufacturing czar who said: “In today’s world the blather about… Continue

Added by Robert Disque on October 24, 2009 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Honing the Art of Manliness

Salutations to all.

I stumbled upon this site not too recently and I feel as though I have already and will continue to benefit. I have recently decided to join the members of the site because it is just one of those things that arises.

Communication with like-minded individuals is something of great importance to me.

I am going to try and update this blog with my life and the personal information I choose to share.

I am a student, currently studying History, at… Continue

Added by Isaac Dane Furniss on October 23, 2009 at 8:46pm — 2 Comments

long, unordered rant

the world is changing. the truth is, each generation can royally screw things up for the next, in a myriad of ways, and right now it's our turn. what are we creating? why are we doing what we're doing? who are we? these questions don't get asked with any long-term pragmatic vision. why do we do what we do? what is it that we do? is it what we really want? are we satisfied? yeah, maybe we're satisfied in the short run, with the little things. maybe we have an over-arching sense that things… Continue

Added by alex k on October 23, 2009 at 8:08pm — 3 Comments

The DMV and the Providence of God

Went over to the DMV this morning to renew my driver's license and to get a new sticker for my 1988, Bronco (Zia, 4 wheel, NM special edition). I was also killing time before driving down to Las Cruces to pick up my wife from the hospital. I took a number and sat down next to a fellow who definitely looked like he lived under a bridge. He was about my own age, long matted dishwater blond hair and a full beard, dirty baseball cap, skinny as a rail, greasy jeans held up by a rope tied to his belt… Continue

Added by Herb Munson on October 23, 2009 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

The Spearhead - Online Magazine for Men

I've been contributing recently to an online magazine called "The Spearhead."


There may be some crossover with interests of some of the posters here, though I doubt it will appeal to everyone. It tends to be both anti-feminist and focuses often on "game," which is, as far as I can gather, what one poster called "successful masculinity." A lot of the contributors seem to be men who have been screwed… Continue

Added by Jack Donovan on October 23, 2009 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

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