Well this just happened

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 I was looking around for several places for a PhD in Leadership Studies online since I am not able to move and happened upon three I was very interested in.  They each required that I take the Miller Analogies Test as part of the admissions requirements.  So I found the closest testing site and scheduled the test as soon as possible.  I decided to go in raw so as to not become anxious about the test with endless study for a standardized test that serves only one purpose.  After I recieved my unofficial score from the proctor, he asked me how long I had studyed for the test.  When I told him I hadn’t even looked at how the test was formatted let alone studied for it, he suggested that I send my score off to MENSA, so I did.  Today I was just accepted!  To be honest, I am not sure how this helps me in my occupational and academic vocation other than maybe giving me a boost in sarotonin.

Maybe I can start the MENSA Viking Contingent!

Skol!!

Two Souls

Upon a night so lovely and dear,
Stood two souls who knew no fear.
For a time, yes, the world stood still,
Looking into each other’s eyes they took their fill.
The world was not worthy to behold this sight,
Yet it will not even remember this one night.
When arm held in arm they walked about,
The whole company they’d locked out.
This parade didn’t continue its reign,
As they were not seen from again.

Phenomenal

Since I have been using the Scandinavian Journal of Management to research several topics in my courses, I have come across a lot of philosophy that I am not familiar with, even though I took several philosophy courses in my undergrad days.  The philosophy which I am referring to is phenomenology.  So, rather than discard the articles from SJM for not knowing this particular vein, I have given myself over to delving into many readings in phenomenology.  I am starting with Hegel and working forward.  Now, I will become no expert, but I will have a greater understanding and appreciation for what the authors are referring to.  I have found that European management journals are rife with philosophy, whereas many that I have read from this side of the pond are not.  I figured that I can run down this rabbit hole for a while and get the acclimation I need in order to appreciate some of the works from the Copenhagen Business School

Two Souls Who Knew No Fear

Upon a night so lovely and dear,
Stood two souls who knew no fear.
For a time, yes, the world stood still,
Looking into each other’s eyes they took their fill.
The world was not worthy to behold this sight,
Yet it will not even remember this one night.
When arm held in arm they walked about,
The whole company they’d locked out.
This parade didn’t continue its reign,
As he was not seen from again.

Flaxen Sapphireal Gaze

Twilight pressed upon them with a slow chill
Just outside of the mead-hall stealing time
Granted but a moment to have their fill
In a hug found only in Skaldic rhyme

Though the stars began to make their eyes weary
Eddaic tales and laughs kept them awake
Striding mew-perched bison now seemed bleary
In poetic honor he now’ll partake

With sky now tossed into the depth of night
He finally let go of his Fay-so-fair
Mightier in mead than any known wight
Freyjan glances was all that she could share

Enthralled, he left longing about for days
Ellfrydah’s flaxen sapphireal gaze