The Gilgamesh Project

The Gilgamesh myth is about King Gilgamesh of Uruk, who could defeat anyone in battle. One day, Gilgamesh best friend, Enkidu, died. Gilgamesh sat by the body and observed it for many days, until he saw a worm dropping out of his friend´s nostril. At that moment Gilgamesh was gripped by a terrible horror, and he resolved that he himself, would never die. He would somehow find a way to defeat death. Gilgamesh then undertook a journey to the end of the universe, killing lions, battling scorpion-men and finding his way into the underworld. There he shattered the mysterious stone “things” of Urshanabi, the ferryman of the river of the dead and found Utnapishtim, the last survivor of the primordial...

Run Swim Run

I know I am very special about running in the heat. I love it. I love when the sweat is running from me and I can feel that my skin is doing what it can to cool me down. But before I go for a run in the heat I am very aware that I have to drink a lot before I go. If I run less than 20 km I usually don´t have water with me. If you are the type to dehydrate, feel dizzy or uncomftable in the heat, don´t do it. Run early morning or in the evening. The weather has been just great in this weak and perhaps that is why I have intensified my activity...

All You Need Is Love

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.       Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Today I will write some wise words about love. Well mostly it is other people´s wise words about love I will write to you. Why write about love? Perhaps love is the thing that most people have been writing and singing about in human history. That must make love very important right? So we can agree on one thing. Love is very important and takes up quite a bit in every peoples life. Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and enkindles the great.       Comte de Bussy-Rabutin (1618-1693) We can´t be true caring sensitive and wise humans without love. It is very...

Fantastic Plants – The Great Mullein

Today I will tell you about an extraordinary plant. It is called Great or common Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus). In danish “Filtbladet Kongelys“. Two years ago I found a much smaller plant than the one I show you below. I digged it up and planted it near my fireplace in the east end of the garden. After a few month the plant had spread to the whole garden and one of them had begun to grow quite fast and heavy beside the greenhouse. Great Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is a two-year plant, that only flourishes the second year. After that it dies. It grows wild in all Europe, North Africa and parts of Asia. Great Mullein is used as a ornamental plant...

Exercising With Isaac Newton

When you exercise you really can feel that you are up against some physical laws. Some of these laws the great Sir Isaac Newton (25 December 1642 – 20 March) was the father of. He was an english mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian and author who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time, and a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book “Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (“Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy“), first published in 1687, laid the foundations of classical mechanics.  When you exercise Newton is always with you. If you should feel to alone, you can always have that in mind ;o). Let us look upon his first law.   E.g. when you are running, it takes...