Advice on becoming a man

Discussion in 'Anything Else' started by Netfotoj, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Netfotoj

    Netfotoj Premium Member

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    Here’s some things I wish my dad had taught me better (or hammered into my head harder, because God knows he tried) and some things I wish I had taught my son better. I shall try to pass them along to my grandsons.

    “Advice to my nephew on becoming a man”
    By W. Thomas Smith, Jr. at townhall.com.

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/WThomasSmithJr/2007/06/11/advice_to_my_nephew_on_becoming_a_man

    Read the whole thing, but here’s three of the 25 points that jumped out at me.

     
  2. Netfotoj

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    Sole Survivor

    Here’s a gripping story from the Washington Post of the heroic survival of a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan. Well worth the read and brings up the question: Where’s the rest of the heroic stories about our men and women fighting and dying in Iraq and Afghanistan? Nobody’s writing them. Well, almost nobody. There is Michael Yon. http://www.michaelyon-online.com/

    The Sole Survivor
    A Navy Seal, Injured and Alone, Was Saved By Afghans' Embrace and Comrades' Valor

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/10/AR2007061001492.html?referrer=email
     

  3. SELFDEFENSE

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    "Where’s the rest of the heroic stories about our men and women fighting and dying in Iraq and Afghanistan?"
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    Deliberately buried so the war does not catch the positive imagination of the public.