38 Vintage Conversation Rules Editor’s note: The excerpt below comes from a book published in 1875: A Gentleman’s Guide to Etiquette by Cecil B. Hartley. Hartley’s rules may be over 100 years old, but they’re just as true today as they ever were. There are some real gems here — some of which truly gave me a chuckle. 1. Even if convinced that your opponent is utterly wrong, yield gracefully, decline further discussion, or dexterously turn the conversation, but do not obstinately defend your own opinion until you become angry…Many there are who, giving their opinion, not as an opinion but as a law, will defend their position by such phrases, as: “Well, if I were president, or governor, I would,” — and while by the warmth of their argument they prove that they are utterly unable to govern their own temper, they will endeavor to persuade you that they are perfectly competent to take charge of the government of the nation. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28.
Redeeming LGBTQ in Christ For Catholics, sexuality does not start with sexuality. In a fallen world, it starts with the cross—and almost everyone harbors stereotypes when it comes to the cross. Some worry I’m about to get wildly conservative. Others are afraid I’ll be too liberal. Some would like it if I said we were going to find a healthy balance between unhealthy extremes. On a freezing cold January afternoon, I was sitting in the middle of a crowded bar sipping espresso with my friend Pip. An interesting statement. “Pip, are you telling me you think God loves you?” Happily he replied, “Exactly! “So you believe God loves you even though you’re gay?” As I looked at his bright, slender face, I was struck by the earnestness of his voice. I’ll never forget those two words. Why not? Then I leaned in and said, “Pip, I know God loves you.” He thought for a moment and then responded. So “L” is for love. The hope Pip has for his life is the same hope that Jesus identified for each of our lives. “So what do you do?”
Touchstone Archives: A Requiem for Friendship ShareThis Facebook Tweet LinkedIn Email Why Boys Will Not Be Boys & Other Consequences of the Sexual Revolution by Anthony Esolen Sam Gamgee has been fool enough to follow his beloved master Frodo into Mordor, the realm of death. Finally he finds Frodo in the upper room of a small filthy cell, naked, half-conscious, lying in a heap in a corner. Still groggy, Frodo can hardly believe it, but he clutches at his friend. At that a snigger rises from the audience in the theater. An ignorant but inevitable response. The bachelor Abe Lincoln long shared a bed with his closest friend, Joshua Speed, and later wrote letters expressing, with what seems a touch of self-deprecating irony, his fear that he would be lonely once Speed had taken a wife. “Your love to me was finer than the love of women,” laments David in a public song, when he learns of the death of his friend Jonathan. One Tiny Insight Six hours is not long—and that is part of Dante’s point. Arbitrary Words A Faulty Premise Pansexual Language
Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C-A01US 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Ash Black): Computers & Accessories The 9 Devastating Effects Of The Absent Father ‘Tonight, about 40 percent of children in the western world will go to sleep in homes in which their fathers do not live. Before they reach the age of eighteen, more than half of our nation’s children are likely to spend at least a significant portion of their childhoods living apart from their fathers. Never before in this country have so many children been voluntarily abandoned by their fathers. Never before have so many children grown up without knowing what it means to have a father. Fatherlessness is the most harmful demographic trend of this generation. It is the leading cause of declining child and adult wellbeing in our society. Since the end of Second World War there has been increasing interest by governments and social commentators in the effects of the absent father on the development of those within the remaining family unit. Whilst the list above outlines the devastating foundation that father absence sets it does not begin to address the subtle aspect of father absence.
Zorba the Greek Dance and How it Relates to Manliness We talk a lot about gentlemanly behavior and comportment on The Art of Manliness. I think it’s a trait we can all use more of and our culture finds in short supply. Acting like gentlemen builds our self-respect, makes our interactions with others more pleasant, and brings civility back to society. But I don’t think we should pursue manners and self-discipline to the detriment of our Wild Man. The idea of the Wild Man was popularized in recent times by Robert Bly’s book about men entitled Iron John. But according to Bly, the Wild Man isn’t some macho dude or savage man who takes pleasure in violence. In Iron John, the Wild Man takes a young boy out into the woods away from his parents and in the process teaches the boy about being a man. Zorba the Greek Dances His Heart Out A film that perfectly captures man’s need to get in touch with his Wild Man is Zorba the Greek. Basil, on the other hand, is the complete opposite. Zorba dances like a mad man and Basil watches in awe. Zorba is right.
Silencing the Slanderous Accuser of the Brethren I’ve faced my fair share of slander from the accuser of the brethren. Sometimes it comes through religious spirits that type 50 words per minute and rip off an email without considering the spirit in which they're written. Other times it comes through atheists or radical gay activists who mock and condemn me for voicing God’s Word. Still other times it can come from who you let get close to you that have believed the enemy's lie. Of course, it’s no coincidence that the slander always makes its way back to your ears. Slander is not pretty. But what if you are the one being slandered? How to Respond to Slander How you respond to mistreatment is one of the most important aspects of your spiritual life. As I said, I’ve endured plenty of mistreatment during my life, and I can honestly say that I count it a blessing. No one likes to be slandered. Understanding how seriously God takes slander has had a twofold impact on my heart. Transferring Your Personal Rights Did you enjoy this blog?
I Can Carry You! (High Quality) Why You're Not a Morning Person (and How to Become One) Fact Sheet - We Are Fathers4Justice – The Official Campaign Organisation Firstly the government did not need a report to tell it what it already knew and what it had promised to change in pre-election promises made to Fathers4Justice in 2010. However, the government reneged on those promises and demonstrated a fundamental lack of moral courage confirming what Ian Duncan-Smith had told F4J in 2010, that it was ‘political suicide’ for anyone to take this issue on in Parliament. In June 2012, the government offered four different approaches to ‘strengthen shared parenting’ by amending section 1 of the Children Act 1989 in order to meet the Government’s objectives set out in paragraphs 4.1 to 4.6.The Government’s feeble cocktail of proposals is a charter for conflict and fatherlessness. Even after 10 years of campaigning, fathers have been deemed so unimportant to children to even merit a single line in a statute assuring their full participation in the lives of their children post-divorce or separation.
How to Pull an All-Nighter: Tips from the Special Forces The all-nighter. It’s kind of a rite of passage for college students, especially during finals. But even older adults sometimes need to pull one — finishing up a work project or driving through the night. Even I’ve pulled a good number of all-nighters these last six years, writing up a blog post for the next day. Given the fact that I’m my own boss and don’t technically have any set “deadlines,” I don’t know if this makes me crazy, or dedicated, or maybe crazy dedicated. Pulling an all-nighter isn’t the most healthy or desirable thing in the world (although it can actually produce feelings of euphoria), and doing so should be avoided whenever possible. To get a unique perspective on the ins and outs of pulling a successful all-nighter, we asked a group of former Soldiers, Marines, and Special Forces veterans to share the methods that got them through combat and a host of night-ops. All-Nighters: Avoid Them Whenever Possible Decreases concentration. Get Some Sleep in the Tank Get Moving
Not a sparrow falls…or a swallow | Bootcamp NW I’ve been sitting on this blog post for the last week trying to decide what I could say about the story, but instead I’m just going to tell the story and you can make any conclusions you like. On Saturday morning of our April 2013 Bootcamp JB and I were running a little late to breakfast and we were the last people in the cabin. As we’re just about out the door I see a bird hit the big A-Frame window and fall the 20-30 feet to the deck. We walk out and see this poor creature is in bad shape. Its breathing ragged its eyes are rapidly dimming and something sharp and white is protruding from the side of his face. Before… But then after a short pause JB says out loud what also just came to me, “let’s pray for him.” With that behind us, JB goes back inside to grab a box lid and some ripped up paper towels to give the guy a least a little warmth. A few seconds later, JB comes out with the box top and I open my hands to let go of this wounded thing. After…
View topic - The Lost Art Of Buddyship: the deepest of male interactions Chapter 9 of Herb Goldberg's book The Hazards of Being Male, published 1976, is called "The Lost Art Of Buddyship". I've provided the link to the chapter at the end of this post. In it, Goldberg states that as adult males in our culture the phenomenon of being without even a single buddy or good friend is a common one-so widespread in fact, that it is not seen as unusual nor is it even spoken about. Rather, it is taken for granted. He says that men are not comfortable sharing their downsides-their failures, anxieties, and disappointments. He also discusses what it's like for single men and how it often mobilizes intense sexual anxieties, doubt, and suspiciousness. Goldberg states, "It is a tragic irony in our culture that men can only come comfortably close to each other when they are sharing a common target. The chapter ends with the term "buddyship", which he describes as a genuine social skill, an area of competence that needs to be learned. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Blogg » Upplýsingar eru forsenda upplýsingarDV.is Ég hef undanfarið leitast við að sinna þeirri hlið vinnu minnar sem á sér stað utan landsteinanna, og fyrir vikið verið lítið virkur í íslenskri pólitískri umræðu. Hluti af ástæðunni fyrir því er að mig langaði til að fá smá tilfinningu fyrir því hvernig nýtt þing myndi líta út og hvernig nýja ríkisstjórnin myndi hegða sér, áður en ég færi að gera einhverskonar veður. Veðrið sem ég finn mig knúinn til að gera núna snýr að Brynjari Nielssyni, sem hefur unnið sér það til frægðar fram yfir öllum öðrum þingmönnum þessa þings að vera algjörlega ófær um að fullyrða nokkuð án þess að það felist í því rökvilla. Ef við tökum til að mynda nýjustu grein hans á Pressunni, "Af hverju ekki allan hagnaðinn?" Hafandi svo veikt andstæðing sinn gengur hann fram með þá einfaldlega röngu fullyrðingu að veiðigjaldið gangi út á að taka "næstum allan" hagnað útgerðarinnar inn í ríkissjóð. Því næst byrjar Brynjar á skemmtilegu rökvillunum.