Autumn is Nearly Upon Us, and My Annual Journey to Middle Earth Beckons

Autumn is Nearly Upon Us, and My Annual Journey to Middle Earth Beckons

   Autumn is nearly upon us, mere days away in fact, and every year I feel the need to revisit the works of Tolkien. It's possible that it is some feeling of solidarity with the Fellowship who began their long journey around this time of year. Who knows. What I do know is that when [...]

The Final Words of Thorin Oakenshield

The Final Words of Thorin Oakenshield

   Of all the animated specials in the 70's, The Hobbit has to be one of my favorite. It severely oversimplifies the book, but it is a genuine work of art and one that I've been enjoying since it was released by Rankin:Bass in 1977. It was this animated special that introduced me to J.R.R. [...]