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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

An inkling of unusual friendship

Summer is long gone, and I’m back writing.  The last time I blogged, I recommended  that untutored, impoverished artist Maude Lewis and the new movie about her life.  626 more words

General Issues

Commonplace Book, 38 (Week 35)

What is a commonplace book? For me, this is a space where I post interesting links, reflections on what I’m reading, and the newest recipes I’ve been trying out — a collection of miscellaneous micro-posts. 451 more words

Commonplace Book

An Inkling of Transcendence: Lewis and Tolkien

“ father had taught him to absorb doubt and disbelief into his beliefs.”

This statement from the book, Inklings, by Humphrey Carpenter, is spoken of Charles Williams, who was a regular participant in the informal discussion group, …

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The New Inklings

My friends, John and Chris, and I got super nerdy the other night at my favorite bar. We decided somehow to start talking about The Lord of the Rings. 319 more words


"...on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship..."

Greetings Fellowship,

Our apologies for not addressing this sooner; we have taken note of various social media comments and emails regarding the 2017 Conference.  Back in February… 317 more words