Media Ownership

I went to a quiet place and there sat in commune with the silence. The image came to mind of an office where people signed a contract. The contract set up a mutual fund used to buy ownership into media companies.
Kindreds and other Asatru organizations set up agreements with Asatru-friendly fund managers. The members of the groups voluntarily contributed money to the funds, thereby buying their own little pieces of the funds. Though there were many types of funds used by these groups, the ones shown in this vision focused on media companies.

Frey Station

I went to the quiet place and there sat in commune with the silence. The image came to mind of the dark expanse of space. A metal wall came into view and the Runes on it said "Frey Station".

The wall was part of a large, hexagonal structure. Wide, metal tubes connected this part to many other hexagons. They formed a three-wide line of honeycomb that stretched into space. They curved so that each had a face directed at the sun.

Gun Control

Gun control is a big topic in the United States right now. With recent shootings, particularly the school shooting in Connecticut, many people want tougher gun control laws. As with most issues, there are many sides to the discussion, some more rational than others.

Ul, God of Winter

It's winter in the Northern Hemisphere. By the skis of Ul, it's snowy and cold out there. Snow and cold are things that are not very friendly to human life. Fortunately there is help: the God of Winter, Ul.

End of Yule

As we approach the end of Yule, we prepare to start a new year. As you close out your celebrations, it is time to include some planning.

The end of Yule is usually accompanied by a feast. This is a celebration of the lengthening days. We acknowledge that the warmth of the sun is returning. We celebrate a world reborn. Are you reborn as well?

Winter Solstice 2012

Today is the Winter Solstice, that shortest of days and longest of nights. It is also the traditional start of Yule. It is time to think about the previous year and contemplate where to go in the next.

If your climate is amenable to such things, the Winter Solstice happens in winter and most of nature looks a bit dead. We know that it is not dead, of course, but is merely sleeping. Most of the plants and animals entered a dormant state or shuffled off to warmer climes. There, they wait.

Looming Fiscal Cliff

For those in the United States there is the looming issue of the so-called Fiscal Cliff. This is ending of a set of tax rules that will automatically set tax rates up for most people and remove a great deal of deductions and exemptions. Many are afraid about what this will do to businesses, jobs, and the pocketbook. Others are just worried about how messed up a government must be to get into such a position.

How Does a God Choose You?

Because I am a gothi dedicated to a specific deity, folks sometimes ask how a God chooses a person. Unfortunately, that is not a simple question and yet, there is a sort of simple answer.
At no time did I ever think of Vidar as choosing me. I always saw things as me hanging around so much that He just decided He should make use of me. That may or may not be how it happened; Gods are difficult to read most of the time.

What about the Children?

Many of us would have been better off financially in life if we had started learning about it as children. Unfortunately, the most education that many of us got was a brief section here or there as part of some class. There really should be more to it than that.

The people who are most responsible for the education of the children are the children's parents or guardians. Sure, these folks may not have the best education for this stuff themselves, but they must still try to make sure that the kids learn enough at the right time.

Your Money - Personal Finance

We are all familiar with money. It seems to be rather popular. Still, few know how to wield this tool effectively. That can be a problem, but it doesn't have to be.

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