Uncle Thor's Lessons, Anecdotes and Humor

Archive for August, 2010

31
Aug

Cat Cycles

For many years, the dominant feral cat family around here were the Pandas. We first saw Mama Panda when we moved here in `99. She was a large, round-faced cat with Panda-like markings. Mama Panda was feral to the point of keeping her distance from humans. She never got closer than 20 feet. We often […]

31
Aug

Runecast for 8 / 31 / 10

Today’s runecast is Yew – Naud – Urus The Yew is a Rune of mysteries and that which happens below the surface, i.e. “in the dark.” Naud is need, troubles, downward pressure. Urus is strength. A hard time can help develop and reveal our strengths. Very often, you do not know your strengths until you […]

30
Aug

Runecast for 8 / 30 / 10

Today’s runecast is Tyr – Sig – Raido Tyr is the victory won through effort. Sig is the victory that comes easily. Raido is speed and movement. The victory of Tyr leads to comfortable conditions as described by Sig. This opens the way for things to move forward.

29
Aug

Saps

Many a useful project has been curtailed because its life was sapped. A project requires diligent and persistent effort, It must come first if success is to be guaranteed. Otherwise, there are many little things that can sap the energy until the project dies. Many a project has died because other things were allowed to […]

29
Aug

Runecast for 8 / 29 / 10

Today’s runecast is Dag – Perdra – Tyr The Dag Rune is a revealer. There are times when facts that “come to light” are more than mere information. They become the start of something bigger. Among Perdra’s meaning are pregnancy and processes that make something. A common expression in these modern times is “processing information.” […]

28
Aug

Scarcity’s Consequences

One of our small pleasures is to get take out Chinese food once a week. We do it after our weekly trip to the supermarket. For quite a while, we bought take-out at the Chinese food counter in our local supermarket. A few weeks ago, we decided to try a small Chinese restaurant in the […]

28
Aug

Runecast for 8 / 28 /10

Today’s runecast is Wunjo – Eh – Bjork A desire for harmony sets off a process that leads to healing through nature. Harmony with nature is not itself natural. We have to work at it. If we do not take the reigns, nature by itself can be anything but harmonious.

27
Aug

A Spiritual Bazooka

One of my favorite toys was / is plastic army men. As kids, we loved them. We knew each pose and each weapon. Of course, our knowledge of these things was far from accurate. (I found that out in the army.) Each bag had different poses, such as the crawling guy, grenade thrower, bayonet guy, […]

27
Aug

Runecast for 8 / 27 / 10

Today’s runecast is Sig – Naud – Gyfu When good times (Sig) are followed by bad (Naud), Gyfu is the bridge by which you can escape to better conditions. Sig is usually beneficial, but too much can lead to complacency. That leaves you vulnerable. If complacency leads to trouble, the first step to remedy it […]

26
Aug

Stories that Speak

There are stories that speak to each of us. Most people have different stories that talk to them. It is as if the story touches something deep inside and tells the person something about himself. The story that speaks to one person may not speak to the next. However, there are stories for everyone. It […]

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