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The Case Of Hobbit : The Desolation Of Smaug

All rise as we return to our second trial in Middle Earth. We already decided that Hobbit An Unexpected Journey was not guilty. But we still have two more movies in the Hobbit franchise to judge and at some point we will revisit Middle Earth to judge the Lord of the Rings movies. 2,007 more words


Red Racer Bolg Belgian Tripel (The Hobbit)

I once had a friend offer to me the Precious Pilsner from this same line of beers and I will save us all some time by simply saying I chose not to review it because I wouldn’t have anything interesting to say about it as it was largely uninteresting…  Not bad, just plain. 123 more words

Desolation Can Be Beautiful

It can be scary to be alone.

In this sense, I mean alone as not just physically away from other people, but I mean truly… 311 more words



Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

Seeking shepherd’s purse
in lands of desolation—
fruitless is the task.

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher… 22 more words

Carpe Diem

No Assumptions

“I’m lonely. Is that so odd?” asks Marion McGilvary in The Guardian, a couple of years ago. No, it’s not odd and I think many, or even most, people are quite aware that loneliness is a lot more common than we might like to think. 856 more words


Prayer of Thomas Merton

This is a good prayer for those who are lost and do not know their way.

When you pray, you look for patterns– patterns of consolation or desolation, patterns of happiness and sadness, patterns of clarity and confusion. 213 more words



Purely out of an overdeveloped sense of obligation and closure, I recently watched the final episode of “The Hobbit” trilogy, which I believe was subtitled, “The Last in an Endless Series of Epic Battles and Beheadings Filmed in a Cynical Attempt to Extract Maximum Funds from an Unsuspecting Public by Bloating a Single Book into Three Movies”. 743 more words