"The tragedy of common sense
it that it is not
very common."
(Albert Einstein)

"Politically correct Christianity
is tolerated but despised.
Full Gospel Christianity is
respected but persecuted."
(Unknown)

"If you marry the Zeitgeist
you will soon become widow."
(Goethe)

"To reach the source of a river
you must swim upstreams."
(Stanislaw Jerzy Lec)

"I note that all those,
who are positive to abortion
already are born."
(Ronald Reagan)

Last Modified: 2013 09 20 15:29

My English Page

Thanks for dropping by! And welcome to my homepage! My name is Krister Renard and I live in Uppsala, Sweden. Today I am a 70 years old, happy retired person with 52 weeks of paid vacation each year. What more could you ask for?

Here I am, sitting in the radio cabin, surrounded by stacks of advanced radio equipment. The Morse key I use is a so called "sideswiper". The picture was taken onboard the m/s Lindblad Polaris, a legendary Swedish cruise ship, that took travellers all around the world. Most of the passengers were Americans.

During my active years I have worked with many things; farm hand, cook, primary school teacher, high school teacher and university teacher (in mathematics and physics). For seven years I taught electronics and radio and radar technology for radio officers and sea captains, at the Merchant Marine Adademy in Stockholm. I have spent about 8 years as radio officer in the merchant marine and several years as radio operator at Stockholm Radio (which was, and is, a coast radio station in Sweden). I also spent a couple of years cruising in my sailing yacht together with a friend, from Sweden via UK-Portugal-Madeira-Cape Verde Islands to Brazil and then into the Amazon river. Eventually we followed the South American coast northwards and via the West Indies we ended up in Fort Lauderdale, where I sold my yacht and went on to do other things. I have also written some books. The first was about faith and science and the next was a university textbook in physics, covering topics like special theory of relativity, quantum physics and particle physics.

My interests are rather diverse; physics, mathematics, airplanes, flight simulation, sailing, diving and many, many other things. Music is something very important to me and I love opera and fado (a typical Portuguese music — I have an extensive article about fado — if you want to listen to this music there are lots of links in my fadoarticle, which you can find without knowing any Swedish — the page is also linked to Google Translate, so by pressing a button at the beginning of the article, you will get the text translated to English).

My homepage covers some of the topics I mention above. I am also a believing Christian and therefore very interested in topics like "faith and science" and "creation versus evolution". I have hundreds of pages discussing those subjects. And many pages concerning the Christian faith. Unfortunately for you, who don’t master the wild language of the Vikings, most of the files are in Swedish. However, slowly, and maybe rather sporadically, I will try (or get help from other people) to translate more and more of the pages to English. Today with Google translate it is possible to get automatic translations. The quality of those translations varies, but one can at least get an inkling of the content of a page by using this function.

September 1st, 2013 — Good news! I have recently been contacted by a person, fluent in both Swedish and English, who has been working as translator, and who felt a calling to translate at least some of my pages. She has already translated 3 articles and are right now working on a 4th article. I will put them and more articles up on the server as soon as I have them sent to me and have coded them in html. I try to select articles for translation, that I think are my most important ones. Below you will see a growing number of translated articles. There are some links in those article which are dead right now. But they will hopefully come alive as more articles are tranlated. I deliberately choose articles that are linked together.


© Krister Renard