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Tolkien and the Secret Life of Trees

I read a fascinating article recently about the German forest ranger and ecologist Peter Wohlleben in The New York Times. Wohlleben is the author of a book,  417 more words

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Of Ringbearers, Wardrobes & The Maker of Middle-earth

Hail Friends!

Today has been quite exciting regarding Tolkien related events being discussed on social media.  We are currently finalizing plans for our March 2018 Tolkien Reading Day event with guest speaker  577 more words


A Toast to the Professor

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. 310 more words

Check Point

Another Lost Tolkien Poem

Two “lost” poems by J.R.R. Tolkien were recently rediscovered in the 1936 Annual of Our Lady’s School in Abingdon-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. I wrote about one of these poems, “The Shadow Man,” back in October. 296 more words

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Wander into the Wardrobe: Reasons to Return to Narnia in December

Along with the pleasure of lighting the Advent wreath, of busy preparations and programs and starry night silence, I love to return to the land of the lamp post in December, to do battle against the White Witch who made made Narnia always winter but never Christmas. 1,652 more words


A Lost Tolkien Poem

Not long ago the Tolkien-scholar Wayne Hammond rediscovered two poems by J.R.R. Tolkien that had previously been considered lost. “The Shadow Man” and “Noel” were originally published in the 1936… 207 more words

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An inkling of unusual friendship

My mind went back to some of the books I have read this summer and fall.  For example, there was a cheaply-produced local first effort at a novel by a woman from the Annapolis Valley.  519 more words