Uncle Thor's Lessons, Anecdotes and Humor

Archive for July, 2014

31
Jul

Uncle Thor and the Havamal, Part 5 – Good Sense versus Booze Sense

Whether traveling afar or going out closer to home, keep a clear head. 10 Better gear than good sense A traveler cannot carry, Better than riches for a wretched man, Far from his own home, 11 Better gear than good sense A traveler cannot carry, A more tedious burden than too much drink A traveler […]

30
Jul

Uncle Thor and the Havamal, Part 4 – Advice: Good and bad

Wise Counsel versus Bad Advice Here are lessons I learned through hard experience. 8 Fortunate is he who is favored in his lifetime With praise and words of wisdom: Evil counsel is often given By those of evil heart, 9 Blessed is he who in his own lifetime Is awarded praise and wit, For ill […]

29
Jul

Uncle Thor and the Havamal, Part 3 – Visitors, Guests, Wise men and Dolts

Whether you travel the world or traverse the neighborhood, it always helps to put good sense first. There‚Äôs a time to listen ,a time to talk, and a time to stifle yourself. 5 Who travels widely needs his wits about him, The stupid should stay at home: The ignorant man is often laughed at When […]

28
Jul

Uncle Thor and the Havamal, Part 2 – Guests, Senient and Otherwise

Guests, sentient and Otherwise The next three stanzas offer advice on how to welcome visitors who have traveled a distance. It can apply to any visitor who is tired, distressed or otherwise out-of-sorts. 2 Greetings to the host, The guest has arrived, In which seat shall he sit? Rash is he who at unknown doors […]

28
Jul

Uncle Thor and the Havamal

Whatever you may think of its origin, the Havamal is one of the most amazing texts of its kind. The bulk of it is a litany of practical advice for survival and success in the everyday world. My own experiences back in the bad old days confirm its sage advice. The Havamal is unlike codes […]

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