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I'd like to share what I know about: Runes, Anthropology, Classical Greece, Classical Rome

I'd like to discover more about: Anthropology, Hittite Language, Sanscrit, Avestan, Archaeology

I live in a haunted house      Beneath a tall and mighty tree
With my wife Mia         and my sons Wilhelm and Conrad
Where I write software       and carve runes
It is a good life!

I am the author of "The Serpent and the Eagle, an Introduction to … more

reviewed Karl Marx. January 31
Karl Marx
Readers will no doubt appreciate that I am using a good/bad/conclusion format to this review as perhaps there is no thinker other than Hegel for whom it is so fitting.  I will preface this by stating …
reviewed Tra. August 09, 2011
posted in Music Matters
  Ok, I didn't like all the songs on this album at first. However, even at first, I was entranced by a must of them. What a band!       Hedningarna brings together ancient …
reviewed The Servile State. August 07, 2011
The Servile State
The Servile State was written a hundred years ago as a criticism and analysis of the sort of plutocratic capitalism which had evolved in England and a description of where it was leading.  In this …
reviewed Norwegian Troll Tales. July 16, 2011
Norwegian Troll Tales
  This book appears to me to be an attempt to portray the popular image of trolls to America. The book includes stories, descriptions of how they were told in a family setting, discussions of folklore …
reviewed The Civil Wars (Penguin Classics). June 24, 2011
The Civil Wars (Penguin Classics)
  This work is the largest surviving piece of Appian's Roman History, and it covers the time from the fall of Gracci through the defeat of Antonius at the hands of Octavian. The book is also …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about Barack Obama. December 18, 2010
Barack Obama
He hasn't managed to keep to any of his campaign promises, or even the promises he made when he took office.  He has managed to do a few things very badly (health care reform, arguing for increased …
posted a Quick Tip about Government bailout. December 14, 2010
Government bailout
If it's that necessary, we better look at decentralizing the critical industries so we don't have to do it again. Let the businesses fail, and let the government's only role be to agree to guarantee insurance …
posted a Quick Tip about Beowulf: A Verse Translation (Penguin.... December 11, 2010
Beowulf: A Verse Translation (Penguin Classics)
So I read this to my son (six years old) as a bedtime story. Now he has to write a short opinion about a book for school and has chosen to do it on Beowulf. So far his opinion is "I like Beowulf. He's …
posted a Quick Tip about Sangria. December 01, 2010
Simple way to make it is to add a little sugar, apples, and other seasonal fruit to red wine in a bowl and let steep for a while. The wine is then poured off into glasses, and a little bit of sprite or …
posted a Quick Tip about Highland Park 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky. November 08, 2010
Highland Park 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky
This is one of maybe five Scotches that really made an impression on me. The aroma is pleasant, and the flavor full-bodied, smoky, and complex, but not acrid like some of the Islay scotches. Personally …
posted a Quick Tip about Buffalo Wings. October 16, 2010
posted in Awesomeness
Buffalo wings
My wife and I make amazing buffalo wings. The ingredients to the sauce are:  1 cube butter  1/2 cup garlic   24 oz tomato paste  approx 2/3 of a bottle white wine  A …
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September 27, 2010
Hi Chris, just wanted to stop by and welcome you to Lunch! Great to have you here and I'm very much enjoying your reviews! Feel free to let me know if you have any questions about Lunch or how to get around. I'm looking forward to reading more:) Have fun exploring!
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