Monthly Archives: May 2012

The many names of the Norse god Odin

There are many names of Odin.  In the “Grimnismol” Odin, himself, states:  “A single name have I never had since first among men I fared”. The use of Odin’s many names is even mentioned in the “Gylfiginning” where it is stated:  “. … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on retirement

In the past some-odd years I have had a lot of conversations about retirement.  I’ve thought a lot about it over the years.  Of course, I don’t know first hand (its still 20 years away!) but I thought I had some interesting thoughts about … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on my experience at the University

Several days ago I saw a photo of people graduating from the University.  Apparently, its graduation time.  It made me think back to when I went to the University.  Sadly, these are not good memories for me.  I was not, … Continue reading

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Interesting quotes involving the Norse god Odin

FROM THE “GYLFAGINNING” “He [Gylfi] saw three thrones one above the other, and there were three men, one sitting in each.  Then he asked what the name of the ruler was.  The man who had brought him in replied that … Continue reading

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“Feeling the presence, a great weight squashes me”

Feeling the presence, a great weight squashes me my self fades, the pain of the FACT makes it mark the great myriad images of life recede, passing away in the midst and the truth . . . yes! . . . that … Continue reading

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