December 2011 Blog Posts (26)

The Burp

I write this to kill some time before the ball drop at midnight, and to set down a thought on the year.

An incident I had yesterday in the gym sums up things nicely: I had ended my workout and was beginning to change in the locker area. After my core sets I do some assistance work circuit-style, which always kills me, so I was sitting catching my breath, and as often happens, I let a tremendous burp go, since my tummy often is irritated by my efforts. As I thought I was alone, I…

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Added by Carl Monster on December 31, 2011 at 10:59pm — 5 Comments

Richard Burton Killed in Bar Fight

 

    Onlooker said, "Burton was murdered."

Richard Burton was in his thirties when some street punks said some bad remark to him and he got into a fight. They got him down on the street and kicked…
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Added by Paul Kyriazi on December 31, 2011 at 12:29pm — 4 Comments

Wishing You A Very Happy New Year 2012! :)

Hello Friends...



It has been a Great Year 2011!

Looking Forward to a GREATER Year 2012!

... and knowing you All Better!



All The Best... :)



Lucky…

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Added by I'mCosy on December 29, 2011 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Not Quite All There: on writing and being an introvert

I know I'm a writer when I walk up to the gorgeous blonde TSA agent and my very first thought is, "I'm gonna to have to remember to write that you know you're in Los Angeles when even the TSA agents look like movie stars."



I don't say it out loud, of course. I'm a writer, after all, not an actor.



So what if she's flashing a million-dollar smile at me and my ridiculously cute son? So what if it's midnight and the place is deserted and there's no rush; and…

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Added by Josh Barkey on December 29, 2011 at 11:14am — 2 Comments

For 2012

Listen to young people.

They are closer to the truth than adults are.

Added by Leah Morrigan on December 29, 2011 at 9:22am — 3 Comments

A Day in the Life...................

OK, so I fretted more than I needed to.  No snow at all.  Didn't even get below freezing until we were on our way back through the Blue Ridge.  All in all, a pleasant trip.

 

My wife had never seen Washington, DC.  We met my Uncle and Aunt there one day when my Son had to report to Quantico.  She was floored.

 

Later in the week, we took my Son & Daughter back, and walked into the Lincoln Memorial, after having seen his hat in the Smithsonian, among…

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Added by Mike Wisbrock on December 28, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

My life with the fellas

It's Christmas week and we're all preparing for holiday time - which I want to be a part of too - so for the second last post of 2011, I'm going to refrain from getting heavy into research and instead bring you a little personal history. Why? Because people often ask me why I work with men only and this seems like a good time to share.…

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Added by Leah Morrigan on December 22, 2011 at 10:16am — 5 Comments

The Email

One goal I set when I joined AOM was to balance my online time (which has lately been minimal because life + work + holiday leaves me little time) with reaching out in the real world.

Every opportunity I get to socialize, go out, I have been grabbing. I’ve emailed guys from my past, used Facebook to reconnect. It’s been rewarding of its own, but has it led to any meaningful connections with other men?

This site has been a help in letting me know I’m not alone on this one, that…

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Added by Carl Monster on December 19, 2011 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Christmas in the Workshop

I am not one of Santa's elves, but at this time of year I do a reasonable impression.



This year, I am making a couple of hope chests for my daughters.





The challenge in these pieces lies in…

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Added by Sean on December 19, 2011 at 7:19am — No Comments

Christie Blatchford: Born in the 50s

You may have heard about the sensation writer Christie Blatchford caused in her  recent National Post piece, "Toronto, City of Sissies" over the last week. It is a strong opinion piece that has drawn much ire from many people, especially - and obviously - those…

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Added by Leah Morrigan on December 15, 2011 at 9:51am — 6 Comments

The Truth

In this day and age many hurdles will arise and many challanges will need to be met head on, just remember, you have to looze in order to gain.

 

Also remember through the New Year, ( nothin changes if nothin changes).

Added by Marquise Edmonds on December 13, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Truth

In this day and age many hurdles will arise and many challanges will need to be met head on, just remember, you have to looze in order to gain.

 

Also remember through the New Year, ( nothin changes if nothin changes).

Added by Marquise Edmonds on December 13, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

On the up and up

So last night, while having an impromptu rap battle with friends, something I haven't done in 2 years, I found my swag again. I've realized that in order to get said swag back, I would need to find a proper stress/anger outlet as well as something I genuinely love doing. Writing rhymes, poetry, or rap songs with imaginary beats is just that. For me, rapping is violence in words, raw violence. You can say anything you want and it doesn't matter if you offend anyone as long as it makes you happy… Continue

Added by Bryan De Leon on December 9, 2011 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Stein's Blog - The Value of the Truth

Almost every time I am in Court a client will ask me, "what do you want me to say." My answer is always the same. "The Truth. Just tell the truth." It is true that the truth may be different through different people's eyes. But even then the Eagles old song. "There Ain't Way To Hide Your Lying Eyes" is an accurate assessment of how a person's veracity or lack thereof will be read. Even if a person tells a partial lie, it is generally apparent. A man lies, he shifts in his chair, his vocal…

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Added by Stein on December 9, 2011 at 3:53pm — 1 Comment

Decisions and Destinations

OK, so now comes the time to put together an actual p-lan for figuring out what exactly I am doing for my weight and for my 6yo Gavin.

For me, the diet portion of it is simple.  I am going to regiment my meals - cut carbs, increase my vegetable intake - so that I have a daily routine.  The only difficulty is days where I do not work 1st shift (2 days off and 1 second shift a week usually), since that breaks up the routine.

Breakfast of Canadian Bacon and Eggs with V8…

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Added by Eric Pierson on December 9, 2011 at 1:51pm — No Comments

The Manliness of Trash

Blue collar, white collar.  The color of your collar matters not, but how you do your job does.

Currently I work as a trashman for my city, and I have for 13 years.  I drive a large automated truck with an hydraulic arm that would make Stallone weep inOver the Top.  I literally lift things up and put them down...with my truck.

While I am a trashman, I don't dress like one.  I wear either my soft cap or the USMC ball cap my son gave me when he enlisted.  I wear a button down…

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Added by Nicholas Efstathiou on December 8, 2011 at 5:57pm — 1 Comment

A Day in the Life of.......

Captain's log

Day......



I've lost count of the number of days of blog-worthy material so we'll start over.



Day 1

Today is the first study day before finals begin. So far I have been unsuccessful in my endeavors to learn any new material. I have had many intense table tennis matches this week (henceforth referred to as 'battles') and I feel that this intensity can be harnessed into a brutal studying force that could make knowledge bend to my whims.

It's cold… Continue

Added by Bryan De Leon on December 8, 2011 at 1:08pm — No Comments

The scent of swag

Continuing with last week's Movember theme, Gerry, whose moustache journey we documented, took me to the Movember gala on December 2 and it was so much fun!

Many guys had already shaved by then but I was delighted to see how many got into the spirit of the moustache and came in character -…

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Added by Leah Morrigan on December 8, 2011 at 9:37am — 3 Comments

Stein's Blog -Making It Through The Holidays

December is the time when life gets crazy for a family lawyer. The phone starts ringing, the inbox gets full. Even though we may have Court orders regarding the holiday time, people obsess over the hours and minutes they will spend with their kids over the holidays. In Texas, generally one parent gets possession of children from the time school gets out until December 28th, and the other parent gets December 28th until the time school begins after the holiday break. Then the following year…

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Added by Stein on December 8, 2011 at 2:07am — No Comments

Stein's Blog -Making It Through The Holidays

December is the time when life gets crazy for a family lawyer. The phone starts ringing, the inbox gets full. Even though we may have Court orders regarding the holiday time, people obsess over the hours and minutes they will spend with their kids over the holidays. In Texas, generally one parent gets possession of children from the time school gets out until December 28th, and the other parent gets December 28th until the time school begins after the holiday break. Then the following year…

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Added by Stein on December 8, 2011 at 2:07am — 2 Comments

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