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Weekly Round-Up: January 30, 2010

The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man Is Available Again!

The second print run of our first book, The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man is now out and available in bookstores, on Amazon.com, and directly through the site.

Around the Community This Week

Shaun started a Man Facts Group, a group for sharing and discussing those amazing practical and philosophical tidbits that make up a man’s treasure chest of knowledge. Join up and share some interesting man facts!

Chris wrote a post about his all-consuming love for his son and dealing with the worry of anything happening to him.

Will started a great discussion about which images and aspects of manliness from the past we should discard. Lots of thoughtful responses.

Sean shared pics of all the awesome board games he’s made with wood and his manly hands.

Mark shared a great story of gentlemanliness in action. Nice job, Mark.

Stephen wrote a great post about the profound effect dressing well can have on how you feel and how people treat you.

Morgan wrote a poignant tribute to the heroic astronauts who gave their lives in the pursuit of the heavens.

J.A. set forth his thesis: “Real manly men like cats too.”

Shawn is going to be a dad in 176 days and is looking for advice, tips, and recommendations on getting ready for this momentous event.

Frank started a discussion about manly nicknames. Do you have one?

Chad wrote a post about the importance of living life to the fullest.

Don wants to know where you get your favorite hamburger.

Rishi is looking for suggestions and ideas to impress a lady on Valentine’s Day.

Theodore argued that women in the military should be allowed in combat.

James! wrote a great post about the key to good gift giving and how he finally got a coconut monkey for Christmas.

General Interest Links

Because Your life Isn’t Over (@The Art of Marriage). Many men avoid marriage because of the erroneous belief that it will “end” their lives. This article succinctly points out why this doesn’t have to be the case.

Admirals, Samurais, and Umbrellas of Honor. On his blog, Jason Martin wrote a great post which delves into the meaning of honor and what honor means in this modern world.

Disappearing Acts: Making a Sheffield Pocket Knife. (@The Guardian) An interesting audio slideshow on a dying breed-the artisan pocketknife maker. These guys are making knives just as they did 150 years ago. (Hat tip: Dominic)

A group for sharing and discussing those amazing practical and philosophical tidbits that make up a man’s treasure chest of knowledge.

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