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The Stories That Matter

Without a doubt, one of my favourite books is J. R. R. Tolkien’s, The Lord of the Rings. I am also a big fan of Peter Jackson’s films based on the story, particularly the Extended Editions (which are the only versions of the movies I have watched). 482 more words

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February Hero of the Month: Pippin

This month I wanted to cover a remarkable Hero that has made appearances in a vast number of my decks and those of many others. While Pippin truly shines with his Hobbit kin, his global ability along with the card advantage he provides makes him one of the best Lore Heroes in the game. 1,177 more words

Hero Of The Month

Hero of the Month Deck: The Three Questers

Gimli is ready to take on the quest, and maybe a few axe swings as well! Along for the journey is his old pal, Legolas, and an unlikely third Hero in Sam Gamgee. 1,681 more words

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Hope Is Not Necessary

Kage Baker used her writing as her final refuge from all pain and sorrow. She believed, with that particular iron faith she possessed, that it was possible to enter into another world through the screen of her computer. 928 more words

Faramir’s test of quality.

The story of the One Ring ensnaring the wills of even the mightiest and strongest warriors and filling them with lust for power is well-known. Few who encountered it could resist the treacherous nets of the Ring of Power created by Sauron. 933 more words

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Pedagogy and practice

Pedagogy:  The method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept. (Oxford Dictionaries)

The Learning and Research Services team (of which I’m now a part) held our first ‘Pedagogy and Practice’ (P & P) session last week.

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Reflection

The matter of Elvish time.

In the Third Age there remained only a few Elvish realms around Middle-earth. They were the places of uttermost beauty and peace as well as among the safest places in the land. 1,024 more words

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