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Gandalf Laughs!

It has been one of the joys of writing this blog over the last three and a half years that many new discoveries have been made in a work that I thought I knew well. 709 more words

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Some thoughts on The Hobbit

Not long ago, one of my children plucked a book from our bookshelf and asked me if we could begin reading it for a bedtime story. 574 more words


I sit beside the fire and think - J.R.R. Tolkien

“I sit beside the fire and think
Of all that I have seen
Of meadow flowers and butterflies
In summers that have been

Of yellow leaves and gossamer… 113 more words


The Classics Club: Monthly Meme #40

Each month The Classics Club releases a question to get club members thinking, discussing and sharing; either on the official site or their own. This month’s question is a new one contributed by club member, … 210 more words


Four Favorites

By Becka Choat

Ah, what a challenge Chief Muse Kelly set for us this month – to introduce four of our favorite poets! Having been blessed to be part of this fellowship for several years now, I knew that my fellow Muses would speak up for some of my own best beloveds, but I don’t grudge them that. 722 more words


A Prayer Project on Saruman

No surprise here, but I’ve been thinking a lot about Saruman lately (after all I am currently writing a chapter of my thesis on him). Most recently I’ve been thinking about the power of his voice to coerce and manipulate, to sway others to his point of view, and basically remove their personal agency from them to replace it with his own. 315 more words

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