Monthly Archives: November 2011

Do It My Way

     The October 2008 Popular Mechanics was worth saving because the Special DIY Mega Issue contains 100 Skills Every Man Should Know. However, the editors missed a number of essential skills for the competent male.      Knowing how to split … Continue reading

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The Irony of It All

     Most people are aware of the triathlon the includes long-distance swimming, biking, and running which will be referred to here as FeMan, but how many have heard of the indoor test of creative endurance known as the Irony Man? … Continue reading

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The Pick-Up Artist

     This year when a portrait of Pablo Picasso’s lover, Marie-Therese Walter, sold at a Christie’s auction for over $21 million, the story of how the famous artist met the woman who was the subject of many of his paintings … Continue reading

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School of Soft Knocks

     In the last issue of an alumni magazine I receive four times a year are two articles I found particularly interesting because they told stories of redemption. The cover story described how a young man born into a crime … Continue reading

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What’s in it for Me?

     In a memorable episode of The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show Harris welcomed pal Frank Remley (played by Elliott Lewis) into the kitchen where earlier that day Phil’s daughters had been experimenting with their new chemistry set. After Frank drank … Continue reading

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