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Trusting to Luck on the Roads of Mordor

Life sometimes takes you to places that you would rather not go to. Tolkien found himself in the trenches of the Western Front on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916 when nearly 20,000 British soldiers were killed in a single attack on the German lines and a further 40,000 were wounded. 661 more words

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Everyone's Read That But Me

Even though I read a lot and studied English in college, there are some books that I truly feel as if everyone around me has read that I just haven’t. 348 more words


Light of Earendil - Bright Morning Star

Mae govannen, my readers! Happy August!

Today’s blog post is about our holy Mother the Blessed Virgin Mary, and her parallels in The Lord of the Rings… 1,247 more words

#12—“Flight to the Ford”

As the Hobbits race towards Rivendell, pursued closely by the Ringwraiths (and encountering some would-be trolls on the way), the Heads reflect on how panicked decision-making can lead to hasty or untrue conclusions. 41 more words


A Few Thoughts on Being an Ally of Sauron

There comes a moment on their journey through Mordor when Frodo and Sam are able to look across the “hateful land” towards Orodruin, Mount Doom and the vast shadow beyond of Barad-dûr. 692 more words

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The Vegetarian Chronicles: Chapter VII - Journey to Temple Quinoa

Disclaimer: I’m still not a vegetarian, but I have substantially reduced my beef and pork intake because a doctor diagnosed me with the cholesterol of a 64 year-old Republican rancher three years ago. 1,277 more words

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The Amazing Nerdiverse Outtake #1 - The Lord of the Rings

Steven makes fun of “The Lord of the Rings” and it’s a great example of how most conversations go with him and Grantz. This is an unused outtake from Episode 43 of The Amazing Nerdiverse podcast. 110 more words