Tag Archives: J. R. R. Tolkien

The Incarnation and the One Ring

Happy Ring Destruction Day! That’s right, Tolkien fans. Tomorrow, the 25th of March, is the anniversary of the day when, mumbleteen thousand years ago, Frodo, Sam, and Gollum entered Mount Doom to pitch the One Ring into the fire below. … Continue reading

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The Significance of March 25th

March 25th is Tolkien Reading Day, because it’s the date in The Return of the King when the Ring was destroyed. But have you ever wondered why Tolkien made a point of mentioning that exact date? Doesn’t the use of … Continue reading

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There is Nothing Wrong with Your Browser

Do not attempt to adjust the URL. We are controlling transmission. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can update the post. We can change the topic to theology or comic books. Sit quietly and we … Continue reading

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The Duties of a Catholic Author

I know, I know, that’s a bold title.  Who am I to say what the duties of any author are, right? Well, as a Catholic and an author — even just one who writes blog posts and a few successful … Continue reading

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A Look Inside Depression

Depression is one of those topics that people usually either don’t get or don’t want to talk about. If you haven’t experienced it, well, you don’t get it. Not really. And if you have experienced it, you tend not to want … Continue reading

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Christopher Lee, RIP, at 93

What can you say about a 93-year old actor who was Dracula? Much in the way that he was Saruman. Or Dr. Fu Man Chu. Or Sherlock Holmes. Or one of the better Bond villains. Or … you know what? We’re running … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of the Mega-Novel: A Fisk

Yesterday’s fisk covered a lot of stupidity, and there is more to be slapped down today. There is a counter-argument for yesterday’s article, also from The Guardian, and it was written by someone who is dumb enough to deserve multiple … Continue reading

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