Update October 17, 2016: I’m still around. I have some things to do, including the transfer of my entire photobucket album to another site. If you’re thinking of joining PB, don’t. I’ve been assaulted by ads, lost access repeatedly to my pics, watched both stats and all customer service disappear, and now, they want to charge me $399.00 U.S. per year for the pleasure of continuing to deal with them. Just to put this in perspective, the last time I paid for a subscription (in 2016 for a two-year plan), I paid about $32.00 U.S. per year. Yes, folks, those zeroes are all in the right place. I would rather have No pictures on my blog than give them another cent. Time is running out and I have a lot of pictures to transfer, to another site: http://www.dreamies.de/ where I can upload and store pictures just like I did on photobucket, only for free and with no hassles. So, there’s that. We have a lot going on at home right now too, good stuff but requiring my attention. Then, there’s the promised next blog-post, on three stanzas in the Old Norse poem Voluspa. Turns out I took on a much larger project (and that is an under-statement) than I had originally estimated. It’s more like a Phd thesis kind of a topic, but I’m still planning to give it a go, and I have lately really focused on the research, which is broad-based and intensive. I do appreciate the steady interest in my blog, which is why I wanted to update this page.
Evg of December 12, 2015: aaand here I am again, at the stage of incipient burnout. Therefore, despite any rumors you may have heard to the contrary, I’ve decided I won’t be doing any blog or other online updates, (excepting perhaps, the odd book review for amazon), for the forseeable future. Hopefully I’ll be back again one day, maybe later on next year, maybe not. Thanks for your interest. But for now….
May 26, 2015 update: “To the woman whose reach is always greater than her grasp.” That’s what the Dale Carnegie sales course director said as he handed me my certificate. Decades later, I still can’t figure out how he knew, but, I concede the truth of it hasn’t changed much in all those years. Which is why I have to take an extended break now, from blogging, Facebook, and all that. Maybe I’ll be back in the fall. I just thought I’d let you know, so you don’t have to waste your time looking for updates that aren’t going to appear here. Take care, have a nice summer. And thanks for your interest in my scribbles. 🙂
“Roadside flowers in Old Baylor Park at morning in mist. Independence, Texas, April 7, 2008 by Alexey Sergeev at http://www.asergeev.com/pictures/archives/list.htm ; picture frame clip art by http://eveyd.deviantart.com/ ; The poem ‘April and Silence’ was translated by Michael McGriff and Mikaela Grassl, from their edition of Tomas Tranströmer’s collection ‘The Sorrow Gondola.’
December 20, 2014 update: I am in the processing of acquiring additional materials on runes and their historical contexts, some quite rare. I will be sharing considerably more material on runes, and topics related in the coming new year, mostly on a new page intended to function as appendices to my rune page and my two pages on the medieval Icelandic poem known as ‘Hrafnagaldur Odinns,’ or, Odin’s raven-magic song. Still have plans to translate more Turkish Sufi literature in 2015 as well. When I get the appendices up, I will post a link here. Until then, stay well, eh…