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Thoughts on why I quit writing recently – revealing a dilemma of writing ideas

I have not written for quite a while.  I just haven’t desired to even though many thoughts have appeared that, I think, are worth recording.  The bulk of these I have already forgotten. When I think of why I have … Continue reading

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Interesting facts from “King Gautrek’s saga”

“King Gautrek’s saga” is a good Norse saga that has many examples of traits found in the Viking era Norse, particularly in Norway and Sweden, where the happenings of this saga take place.  Some of these examples include: Gillings Bluff … 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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Some interesting quotes from the 1965 movie “The Bedford Incident” and the American character

I have always liked the 1965 movie “The Bedford Incident”, a nice story about the cold war.  It is based on a book, by the same name, by Mark Rascovich.  It shows qualities I’ve seen many times in the American character.  … Continue reading

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Did King Charles I write the ‘Eikon Basilike’?

(The frontispiece to Eikon Basilike) My feelings is that he did.  I was always under the impression that he wrote the separate chapters individually over a long period of time.  These separate chapters were then compiled and put in order by someone … Continue reading

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Quotes from “Simplicissimus” by Hans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen

– So perfect and complete was my ignorance that it was impossible for me to know that I knew nothing. – . . . the Almighty took pity on my innocence, and determined to bring me to knowledge of both … Continue reading

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‘Gone with the Wind’ and the American female

I’ve always been impressed how Scarlet O’Hara in ‘Gone with the Wind’ is such an accurate portrayal of the American female.  She’s this feisty selfish brat girl who is attracted to the ‘wrong man’ and uses guys as a source … Continue reading

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