Archive for the "My Life" Category

I really don’t want to love … may I please not?

I admit, there are times (many times), when I want to lash out. When I want to despise someone, or even a group. I try not to though. I hope I’m not failing more often than I think I am. Because… As much as I would like to find out that it is okay to […]

How large were my problems?

As I mentioned in my last post, I had a testing of faith a bit over five years ago, when my world as I knew it simply ceased to exist. I turned to friends, church members and the normal outlets. Each well wishing person had advice, biblical or secular, and many I believe truly empathized […]

Goodbye Social Media

A few folks that read this blog entry might have followed me on one social media platform or another at some point in the past. A decade ago, I lived on Twitter. I enjoyed a lively group of followers that varied widely across cultures, political beliefs and national borders. With a mix like this, it […]

A change of direction

For many years I’ve run this blog as a literary review journal. While this use may continue from time to time, this is not likely to remain VfV’s sole purpose. I have, like many others, been aghast at what I see happening in our country. Unlike many others that feel this way, I come from […]

Borrowing from Monty Python: “I’m not dead yet!”

I’m sorry. Seems like I’ve been saying those words a lot lately. It doesn’t make them any less true. I say them to you now. Why? Because if you’re reading this now you are probably a subscriber to this blog, and I have rather quite disappeared without warning for a bit over four months. I’m […]

Happy Birthday!!!

Two years ago something happened. Something ┬áthat, while miniscule in the over all theme of things, changed my life. The View from Valhalla podcast review blog was born. Although I had been toying at blogging prior to that, it wasn’t until November 15, 2009 that I began reviewing works of podiofiction. As most of you […]

thirteen cents

If you are reading this, there is a fair chance you follow me on Twitter, or have been reading my series of Podcast Reviews. If either of those are true, thank you. However, if either of those are true, you’ve also more than likely heard of the tragedy that has struck one of the founders […]

One Day at the Dojang, pt 2

As previously mentioned, the martial arts has played a big role in my life for many years. Eventually, I ended up opening my own dojang (Korean martial art school). It was small, and somewhat unconventional (in regard to marketing) compared with the larger schools in town, but it fit me. One day, within the first […]

#justsaying

If you’re not following me on Twitter, that is okay. In fact, while I love Twitter and am an admitted tweet addict, I would prefer you not follow me if you’re not going to tweet me up. You see, for me Twitter is all about the conversation. (The social in social media if you please) […]

Summer ends, but where's my fall?

Life has been going by so quickly this summer that I find it is often hard to take a second, look around, and take stock. Today, that is precisely what I’m going to try to do. Whenever summer break begins, I have an almost childlike longing to be free of concerns and responsibilities. I long […]

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