Author Archives: Joel Walker



Lately it seems that things have been changing around me at a rapid pace. For whatever reason, it seems to me that the things I held as sure things are on shaky ground. This has led me to question my own beliefs and thoughts about myself. There have been times in my life when I feel like I have things figured out, times when I feel confident in what I know and I am sure-footed. Lately it seems to be the case that I feel inadequate. Just when I think I know something about a particular subject, I find many more people who know a great deal more than I.   It’s an incredibly humbling experience, especially for someone who has a lot of pride like myself. I suppose that having a good dose of humility every once in a while can keep me even keeled and hungry to find out more.   In truth, I should never be satisfied with what knowledge I have accumulated, I should always want to learn more about subjects that interest me. All too often, self-satisfaction is a rut that I can fall into, and I need to be more aware of that.   It is time for me to polish the knife and start cutting away the things that I don’t need and start concentrating on expanding my horizons.



This is the second entry in my blog. I realize it has been over two months since I made my initial entry, but….sometimes it’s difficult to decide what to write at a particular moment, so we let ideas slip away. This particular blog entry is going to be very short and to the point. Offerings to Odin is not a racist band. Offerings to Odin does not support a racist agenda and does not associate with those who do. It is common knowledge that there are a few bands who use Norse imagery to promote racist and nationalistic ideals. This is unfortunate, however symbols of all kinds for the entirety of history have been used for awful purposes. Offerings to Odin is an exploration of MY heritage, beliefs and relationships to myself and the world around me. Also OtO encompasses my shortcomings as a human who was born into this world, just the same as everyone.