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Mike Rosenberger and his son Jake
watch car racing and talk hunting in
the former-porch man cave.

MIKE ROSENBERGER'S man cave d├ęcor
is heavy on animal heads. Dennie Denison
and Steve Boyd opted for memorabilia from
their alma mater, Virginia Tech. All three fit
the mancavesite.org definition of such a spot,
"a room or space (as in a basement) designed
according to the taste of the man of the house,
to be used as his personal area for hobbies
and leisure activities."
No matter if the retreat is an elaborate
room or just a nook, a man's "cave" houses
icons of his special interests - hunting, car
racing, football or even beer drinking. Heavy
on testosterone, in other words.
Mike Yost, the founder of mancavesite.org
first used the term "man cave" in 1992 and the
following year, the popular 1993 book, "Men
Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus"
further pushed the idea. Author John Gray,
in a chapter "Men Go to Their Caves and
Women Talk," discussed how men go inside
their heads (their caves) to solve problems.
Rosenberger considers his retreat as a good
place to hang out with family and friends
and a place to display his hunting trophies.
Seven deer heads, a wild boar and a few other
animal trophies are on the walls. "I can't put
those anywhere else in the house."
"For my 40th birthday, we enclosed the
porch, added a gas fireplace and a 51-inch
TV," says Rosenberger, who is general manager of Grand Home Furnishings' Valley View
Mall store. "We have little get-togethers. It is
a man cave." He and son Jake watch a little
car racing and reminisce about their hunting
experiences.

Seven deer heads, a wild
boar and a few other animal
trophies are on the walls. "I
can't put those anywhere else
in the house."
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Roanoker - March 2014
Contents
The 360
The Network
The Flavor
The Gossip
The Gist
The Look
Dudes! and What it Means to Be One
Three More Dudes
Top 10 Annoying Dude Traits and How to Overcome Them
Dude-Dubious: The Awards for Questionable Achievement
The Lady in Black and Her Harassment of Dudes
Man Caves, Roanoke Style
Carvins Cove at 70
Dude Eats: Jack Brown's
The Dish
The Perfect Weekend
The Roanoker - March 2014 - Intro
The Roanoker - March 2014 - Roanoker - March 2014
The Roanoker - March 2014 - Cover2
The Roanoker - March 2014 - 3
The Roanoker - March 2014 - Contents
The Roanoker - March 2014 - 5
The Roanoker - March 2014 - The 360
The Roanoker - March 2014 - The Network
The Roanoker - March 2014 - The Flavor
The Roanoker - March 2014 - The Gossip
The Roanoker - March 2014 - The Gist
The Roanoker - March 2014 - 11
The Roanoker - March 2014 - The Look
The Roanoker - March 2014 - Dudes! and What it Means to Be One
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The Roanoker - March 2014 - 18
The Roanoker - March 2014 - 19
The Roanoker - March 2014 - 20
The Roanoker - March 2014 - Three More Dudes
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The Roanoker - March 2014 - 23
The Roanoker - March 2014 - Top 10 Annoying Dude Traits and How to Overcome Them
The Roanoker - March 2014 - 25
The Roanoker - March 2014 - Dude-Dubious: The Awards for Questionable Achievement
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The Roanoker - March 2014 - The Lady in Black and Her Harassment of Dudes
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The Roanoker - March 2014 - Man Caves, Roanoke Style
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