The Tolkien Movie: Hope and Sacrifice

Above, you can see a screenshot of my favorite author, J.R.R.Tolkien.  This shot was taken in his early days, which are also the subject of the new biopic that bears his name.  If you are a devoted fan of this author, I urge you to go see this movie.  It is beautifully shot, paced, edited... Continue Reading →

See “Avengers: End Game”

I want to spoil nothing about this movie for anyone, and I will write more about it when folks who care to have gone to see it.  For now, I will simply quote J.R.R. Tolkien: A fairy tale “does not deny the existence of...sorrow and failure: the possibility of these is necessary to the joy... Continue Reading →

Requiem for a Powerlifter

  Last Thursday, 21 February, 2019, my friend Jimmy Robinson died. He was fifty seven. Cancer got him. Over the years, it got my Mom and one of my sisters and many others. I hate cancer, but I think Jimmy showed me that all it can do is kill you. It can’t take away the... Continue Reading →

Great Read for ‘Sherlock’ Fans!

M.J. Downing. E.J Wagner’s The Science of Sherlock Holmes, is a treat for lovers of Sherlock Holmes stories and the Victorian era. It’s a fascinating and manageable look at the investigative methods active in Doyle’s time. Through her work, we can see Holmes’s character as a touchstone of investigative behavior for most of us, the... Continue Reading →

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