Stoicism As A Viking Dad

Around this time last year, I was introduced to the ancient Greek/Roman philosophy of Stoicism.  And no, I am not referring to the art of staring of into the distance wistfully, as I have been asked previously.  While the word “stoic” has in recent times been thought of as a person who is emotionless, theContinue reading “Stoicism As A Viking Dad”

What’s The First Step?

Supplies may come in handy on my long voyage inside my garage…. so I figured that the best thing to do, was to start with a Ruck March from the beautiful Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway, all the way to the Viking Pub in Oslo.  After all, any voyage to the far isles ofContinue reading “What’s The First Step?”

Truth Bombs and Rowing The High Seas

So here is the deal. I am using some basic research, guesstimation, and a general “Yeah, that should be close enough” attitude, and converting that to an exercise plan.  So, not only will you receive my wonderful version of fatherly truth, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to see me transform from a heavyweight Viking,Continue reading “Truth Bombs and Rowing The High Seas”

How To Learn Like A Viking

I am guessing that some of the Viking skills were learned the hard way.  Kill or be killed. Considering their seafaring abilities though, I would have to assume that there was some form of skilled training.  I mean, did they pick a guy to be a ship builder, and then find out at sea thatContinue reading “How To Learn Like A Viking”

Hagar or Ragnar?

If you are a regular reader of Hagar The Horrible, you have a pretty good idea of what Viking family life was like.  Happy go lucky Viking Leader Dad, stern Viking Mom, lovable rascal of a Viking Son, and a hot Viking daughter.  At least, that seems like the gist of their roles in theContinue reading “Hagar or Ragnar?”

Did Vikings Use Ladders?

What did the ladder say to the Step Ladder?  “You’re not my real father!”  Hahahaha….ahhhh.  I kid, but seriously, why is a ladder so often used when referring to advancement in one’s career?  Because you start at the bottom and move your way up toward your goal.  I/m sure that Vikings must have used laddersContinue reading “Did Vikings Use Ladders?”

Rich Like A Viking

One would assume that the Vikings got rich off of pillaging, stealing the good stuff, selling slaves.  And one would be correct, at least partially.  They were also great traders, producing items in their neck of the woods (like iron) and then trading it with other settlements, either in the North Lands or as farContinue reading “Rich Like A Viking”

The Viking Life And Where I Am Lacking

Taken at face value, most people would think that the Vikings were ruthless, villainous, blood thirsty raiders who pillaged, killed, raped, and destroyed whatever they wanted, when they wanted.  This general view has been re-painted time and time again through movies, television, and even comic form (Hagar The Horrible, anyone?).  However, as we definitely knowContinue reading “The Viking Life And Where I Am Lacking”

The First Rule of Being a Viking Dad

What says Dad more than a poorly timed pun?  Two poorly timed puns.  Dad Jokes are for real, y’all.  Ready for it? “All smiles over here in the Viking Dad house. I was going to drink from my dragon’s skull, but there were a few holes in my logic. ”  Boom.  Mic drop.  Viking Dad,Continue reading “The First Rule of Being a Viking Dad”