Can We Stop With the Loki POV Edda Fanfiction?

As someone who does read Norse themed fiction, I have been noticing a trend. The podcast Mythology did a 3 part series of the Eddas in Loki’s POV.  Joanne M. Harris wrote the Gospel of Loki as part of her four book Runemarks series, which is once again the Eddas...

Feed the Kid

Now that much of the social spending for the pandemic is ending, a casualty is the program that paid school lunches for all kids. Before the pandemic the issue of lunch shaming was being openly discussed. My response to school lunches is simple: Feed the kid. There...
Overturning Roe is Not About Abortion

Overturning Roe is Not About Abortion

The news that Roe vs Wade was overturned was a gut punch. There is rightly plenty of discussion about what the consequences of restricting abortion and the legal mess this puts doctors in. But like many issues around abortion, the focus is so much on abortion itself...

Uvalde: Our Nation’s Reckoning With Guns

I am changing my normal blog schedule to talk about what is on the minds of this country and beyond: the school shooting in Uvalde. This is truly a horrific occurrence, that happens too often in the United States. No parent should have to be afraid of their child...

Why is Viking Fiction Obsessed with Valhalla?

Vikings are popular today. In TV shows like Vikings, video games and movies, the Viking warrior waving a sword and proclaiming those who die will go to Valhalla has become a cliché.  This post is prompted by the third season of The Last Kingdom. I don’t want drop...

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