Monthly Archives: October 2010

Sayings from ‘The Saga of Grettir’

Here are some sayings from The Saga of Grettir: “That is a true friend who keeps you out of harm’s way” (chapter 14) “The more you experience the more you learn” (chapter 14) “It’s a bad thing to goad a … Continue reading

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The coat of arms of Edward the confessor

The coat of arms used by Edward the Confessor was never actually used by him as heraldry did not exist at that time. It was created several centuries later. The first use of it that I’m aware of is by Richard … Continue reading

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Fear and apprehension of the beard???

It seems to me that, in the U.S., there is a fear of beards, or at least an apprehension. I see it all the time, especially with females. I’m noticing it more and more since I’ve been letting it grow … Continue reading

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The enigma of happiness

I have always wondered what happiness is.  In many ways, it is one of the most important things in life.  It is something that requires great consideration and reflection.  It also requires great dedication and work. Happiness, to me, seems … Continue reading

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A personal gripe about being a moral person in America

One of the things that has stunned me as I get older is how moral of a person I am.  To me, this was natural.  It had nothing to do with religion.  I was not brought up in a religious … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘Father Crisis’

In the US, at least, there seems to be a crisis which I call the ‘Father Crisis’.  Basically, this is an absence of a father image.  Not only that, there is a fear of the father that is ridiculous.  This … Continue reading

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My reaction to the bar and party scene

I could never understand what the big deal was about going to a bar or party.  All you do, really, is stand around and shoot the bull.  I could do that anywhere!  People rave so much about it.  All my … Continue reading

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