Uncle Thor's Lessons, Anecdotes and Humor

Archive for November, 2010

30
Nov

Shambattle

A few years ago, I came across an old book entitled Shambattle: How to Play with Toy Soldiers. Shambattle was a game written by an Army Lieutenant in 1929. Back then, horse cavalry was still part of the army. The machine gun was an integral part of infantry units. The game was based loosely on […]

30
Nov

Runecast for 11 – 30 – 10

Today’s runecast is: Perdra – Odal – Elk It is the nature of Perdra to reconcile Past, Present and Future. This Rune is like looking into the well of Wyrd, for we can see the future in the making. From the past to present is Tradition and Heritage. Odal is just that. Odal is that […]

29
Nov

Cat Sense

Cricket the Cat decided to give up her feral lifestyle. She came into the house this weekend. The draw for her was a warm, dry place with plenty of food. Cricket was in the house once before, back in August when we got her spayed. Now she is here to stay. I do not think […]

29
Nov

Runecast for 11 – 29 – 10

Today’s runecast is Sig – Mannar – Action of the Gods An easy victory can affect a man, in how he handles it. A wise man counts it for luck, and is no less vigilant because of it. A foolish man lets it make him complacent. Easy victories can blunt the edge of the sword, […]

28
Nov

Medical Marvel

In the old days, magick was the medicine of the day. The old potions and remedies were the pharmaceuticals of the day. Spoken spells and other charms were also used to heal. The plain fact is that much of what the wizards did centuries ago is handled by the medical profession today. In view of […]

28
Nov

Runecast for 11 – 28 – 10

Today’s runecast is Raido – Bjork – Ing Raido is speed and the turning of a cycle. Bjork is the female, the birch tree. Ing is the male, fertility, the spark that starts things. Raido is that which conveys one to the other. Bjork and Ing together are the same as Female and Male. You […]

27
Nov

Making a Statement

From ancient times up to the Crimean War, kingdoms outfitted their armies in very colorful uniforms. Back then, when men fought at close ranges, camouflage was not an issue. Kings made a statement when they sent out a well-dressed army. It was as if they said, “I am, so great and powerful that I can […]

27
Nov

Runecast for 11 – 27 – 10

Today’s runecast is Fehu – Lagu – Odal Movable assets are a starting point. When they are allowed to flow and circulate, they can result in permanent good. Assets reap rewards when they are used wisely.

26
Nov

The Day After Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was fun. We cooked up a turkey and had ourselves a good time. There was more to the day, of course. From, start to finish, a happy holiday. Now we enter the shopping season. We have to wonder about Christmas. For a religion that celebrates the birth of an avatar who extolled poverty as […]

26
Nov

Runecast for 11 – 26 – 10

Today’s runecast is Isa – Lagu – Bjork On the surface, this is like the change from the deep of Winter to Spring. Isa is the ice that blocks everything and freezes. Lagu is the flow of water that opens up as the thaw begins. Bjork is the green buds that become leaves on trees. […]

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