We’re at table, and breakfast is concluded. I open the page to Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 14:13-22. This is where we left off yesterday, and our anticipation of pondering yet another chunk of the first Gospel is heightened not because we didn’t know what was in the next few verses and were eager to find out. No, we had traveled these pages many times before—so many times we can’t remember the number. For good reason, the familiarity had not made another “routine” reading jaded with an… Continue
Added by Davis on February 1, 2013 at 11:30am —
I thought that I would complete my first ever blog post with a discussion of my personal favorite quote:
"Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less."
-Robert E. Lee
It has been said that the true gentleman has begun to slip away… Continue
Added by Brett ward on January 25, 2013 at 5:05pm —
By Dennis Prager Continue
When people think of happiness or pursuing happiness, the first thing they think of is, "Well, it’s a pretty…
Added by Alan Johnson on September 4, 2012 at 1:28pm —
Okay, so the title is misleading. It should really be: Chess AND Poker. But saying “vs” is a little more exciting, don’t you think?
I have a 3 year old son, and I am determined he will learn how to play both of these games. Here’s why:
A board game. 64 squares. 32 white. 32 black. You have an army of 16 pieces. So does your opponent.
The object of the game is to trap and “kill” the other guy’s king.
Checkmate. From the Arabic “Shahmat “–… Continue
Added by What Men Do on July 6, 2012 at 4:21am —
I want to live a life, where i have the ability of using my full potential. This is something i have tought a lot about since my first visit into the art of manliness. I am currently living in a quite confusing state of mind, where i havn't exactly figured out the right road to my fullest potential. Therefore i am trying to write something down, as a kind of release from my daily toughts and hope this will help me getting to know myself better. I might as well let people read the things i am… Continue
Added by Bobby on June 13, 2012 at 5:10pm —
This morning I was looking around my office (easy to do, I work out of my house) and realized that most of everything I surround myself with these days has its roots in this website and the ideals it represents. From the vintage-y prints on the walls, the pipe rack sitting on my desk, the cigar box holding my trinkets to the kilt I cover my rear with, AoM has given me much needed validation that how I feel is
not limited to my Masonic Lodge, with men thirty or forty years my… Continue
Added by Jeff Longren on May 20, 2012 at 2:17pm —
I find it incredibly difficult to maintain dignity as I am constantly confronted with the complaints and attitudes of others. I am often reminded of this video
and I try to put things in perspective. There is a certain amount of class and humanity that was lost along the way. Our expectations of our world are at an all time high and we don't get what we want we slam the door and resort to complaining. When someone reaches out for help… Continue
Added by Kevin Daniel on September 5, 2010 at 5:19pm —
This isn't directly relevant to the actual discussion where Nate/Parker Tasman/Treena posted, but Treena's manner of expression made me want to post this link:
The culture of death is an idea before it is a deed. I expect many of us here, perhaps most of us here, can remember when we… Continue
Added by William W. How on September 3, 2010 at 7:22pm —
This is a video about a guy who is dying of cancer. It is not necessarily a sad story. In fact it is a story full of…
Added by thehuhman on May 6, 2010 at 7:13am —
"My family" was a big family. There were five us kids, and we had every opportunity to be and do anything we wanted. My family was considered the wealthiest in town, with our big fancy house, swimming pool, tennis, and all. We kids were all supposed to make something of ourselves. But something went wrong along the way.
That was then. This is now. My parents passed away a few years ago, and my siblings? Well...
• Jake, the… Continue
Added by thehuhman on May 1, 2010 at 9:00am —
Our lives are consumed with the kids, work, that board meeting, that school function, laundry, bills, our calendars, twitter and facebook accounts and oh yeah…lovin those we care about. Whew!
How do we get it all done? What task do we attack first and for how long? Ramifications? Benefits?
As we all work towards the eradication of our “To-Do” lists it becomes increasingly obvious that what we need are appropriate… Continue
Added by Rod Berger, PsyD The Normal Male on March 25, 2010 at 4:21pm —
the Oscars! Oh the Oscars! The award show for all award shows. The
glitz, the glam, the awkward interviews about this designer and that
designer. Blah, blah, blah. Right? A waste of time and money…right?
Tradition? You and I might have different opinions about last night’s
show, but there remains a reason why we all tuned in…
…we tuned in because each… Continue
Added by Rod Berger, PsyD The Normal Male on March 8, 2010 at 11:37am —
That's what our life is. The Great Writer is each of us characters a role to play in His epic masterpiece. As characters, we're never really certain what the plot that He has planned is. At least not our part of the plot anyways.
What we can know, only because He revealed it to us is the metanarrative. That's the beautiful part. A story of redemption.We the characters have rebelled. We have spit in the face of the writer and told Him that we don't like His plot and decided… Continue
Added by Emilio Juan Ares, Jr. on February 24, 2010 at 4:00pm —
: My youngest son, diagnosed with testicular cancer.
UPDATE: He was just 19 at the time. It spread to his lymph system too. He has been through the surgery and chemo treatments, and has re-enrolled in school. Thanks to everyone, for all the support and… Continue
Added by thehuhman on January 1, 2010 at 11:37am —
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 —
Once upon a time, a few years ago, I had problems with dealing with depression. My buddy, Elton, had suggested that I make a blog and write down 10 things that I am thankful for everyday. I thought it was such a silly exercise to do because how on earth will that help me? I decided to give it a shot because nothing else was working for me.
When I first started, it was hard to come up with 10 things, but I sat there until I figured it out. As time went by, it got easier and easier.… Continue
Added by Nathan T Jeung on October 7, 2009 at 2:30pm —
I currently do not live with my girlfriend. I'm just curious to see what manly men think about the subject because she had read and article about it and shared it with me.
It states that "85% of couples who live together beforehand end up in divorce." I want to know if any of you have made it into that 15% and if so, what is the secret that these other 85% of couples are missing?
Like any matter, there are always 2 sides to this coin. People who are for it say that it's… Continue
Added by Nathan T Jeung on September 24, 2009 at 5:42pm —
I've been thinking about something manly that I can blog about to contribute to the site, so I was wondering if you would be so kind as to helping me figure this out in the mean while.
I'll start by telling you a little bit about myself to help you help me figure out what to blog about.
My name is Nathan and I was born in San Francisco in 1983. I lived there my whole life until I went to SJSU for college, where I studied Creative Arts. My emphasis was in sound design for… Continue
Added by Nathan T Jeung on September 23, 2009 at 8:32pm —
These last few months have been pretty exciting at work. The web site I am responsible for is undergoing a redesign, due to launch Wednesday, and I have been adding fun technological toys to a couple of the other sites I run. Google has launched a plethora of new web apps, and I have been playing with various Linux distros. The corporate IT department adopted Google Apps, so my departure from Microsoft is nearly complete. Lots of things happening in a short amount of time.
As I have… Continue
Added by Jared Padgett on June 30, 2009 at 1:52am —
Work has been pretty crazy lately, so I am behind on some stuff I wanted to blog about. In this case, Father's Day was over a week ago.
As I mentioned in my earlier post on Father's Day, this year marked my fourth as a father. My oldest is 3, and the baby is almost 8 months old. Both of my boys are happy and healthy, and my wife and I feel blessed to have them. They both have their moments, though.
Benjamin is recently potty-trained, which we are pretty stoked about. His… Continue
Added by Jared Padgett on June 30, 2009 at 1:20am —