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Eighteen years

Originally posted on Stewartry:
series introduction, “Now and Again”

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There’s really only one topic for today …

Originally posted on Stewartry:
From recordings from that day: We’ve asked everyone to leave lower Manhattan if they can on their own We want you to say a prayer for everybody in there right now – really, pray as hard…

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Barrow-wight interlude

I haven’t dropped out again – I’m just lazy. Writing is hard.  (Hence the novel I’ve been working on since the Reagan administration.) Workdays are ridiculous, so weekends I am prone to just lollop about. However, this afternoon, while lolloping, I … Continue reading

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LotR Reread, Chapter 3: Three Is Company (part two)

Look, I’m back! *pause for amazement* So when last I left the lads, they were sleeping under a tree being marveled at by a fox. They were still in the Shire, so they didn’t feel any need to keep watch … Continue reading

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LotR Re-read: supplemental

(I’ve been listening to too much of the Mission Log Star Trek podcast, I think – but this is a supplemental post.) (Spoilers if you’re not familiar with the rest of the book.) ‘You ought to go quietly, and you ought … Continue reading

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LotR Reread, Chapter 3: Three Is Company (part one)

So far, so good. CHAPTER 3 – Three Is Company One of my very favorite lines: “Frodo did not offer her any tea.” Wow – I had this mostly written, sitting out there on my computer. Why on earth didn’t … Continue reading

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LotR Re-read – Stop laughing!

OK. Seriously. It’s been that long? *sigh* Well, anyone-who’s-still-out-there (hi, and thank you!), yesterday was Tolkien Reading Day. And I had just finished what I had been reading. And despite this being what I’ve often seen called “the bad timeline” … Continue reading

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LotR Reread – rabbit hole

This was going to be just another paragraph in my second (or was it third?) post about Chapter Two … and then I dug a little deeper, and it became more than that. I don’t know quite what it is, … Continue reading

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LotR Reread: The Shadow of the Past (again)

So – now it’s April, 3018, and Gandalf returns. Which, by the way, is a sure sign that this time the Great Reread is meant to be: change the 3 to a 2, and in a couple of months I … Continue reading

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LotR Reread: The Shadow of the Past

The talk did not die down in nine or even ninety-nine days. Tolkien really did write wonderful first lines, didn’t he? The second disappearance of Mr. Bilbo Baggins was discussed in Hobbiton, and indeed all over the Shire, for a … Continue reading

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