Swen was a wizard at Finite Element Analysis (FEM) which builds up structural models from CONRODs among many other elements. Swen was an avid angler and hoped to pursue this hobby rigorously after he retired.

Swen Thordason's Retirement

There once was an angler named Swen,
Who discovered the secret of Zen.
‘Cos he found out in time,
As he cast out his line,
That a ROD’s got more uses than FEM!