TODAY IS TOLKIEN READING DAY – MARCH 25th

March 25, 2018 – TOLKIEN READING DAY Celebrated around the world on March 25, Tolkien Reading Day is a favorite among fans of the renowned author. When we were younger and drank more, it was also Fall of Sauron Day. This day commemorates the dropping of the One Ring into the fires of Mount Doom and … Continue reading TODAY IS TOLKIEN READING DAY – MARCH 25th

THE SOIL, GROWTH OF AND OTHERWISE

When I was a teenager, my mother plied me with books. Some were entertaining. Then, there was Knut Hamsun. Knut wasn't a fun sort of author. In "Growth of the Soil" he wrote about the grim, hardscrabble life of the desperately poor farmers trying to survive in places where obviously no humans were supposed to … Continue reading THE SOIL, GROWTH OF AND OTHERWISE

A HOLIDAY CELEBRATING THE TRIUMPH OF GOOD OVER EVIL

We need to celebrate Fall of Sauron day. The triumph of good over evil. The dropping of the One Ring into the cracks of doom. The journey of a couple of fragile Hobbits -- successful beyond all logic and reason -- to conquer the dark doom of Mordor. The message came by email out of my past. Blowing … Continue reading A HOLIDAY CELEBRATING THE TRIUMPH OF GOOD OVER EVIL