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“You Shall Not Pass!” A Little Feature Friday Fun

Because it’s Friday, and because we need a little fun on Fridays, and because Hobbit Day was this week–and because it is more than just a little ridiculous–I thought this would be a perfect piece for this week’s Feature Friday. … Continue reading

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“A Dishevelled Dryad Loveliness”: Gardening with Samwise Gamgee

The gardening season rolled late into Eastern Canada late this spring. Heavy snow and blustery weather have been a challenge, with plants shivering in early morning then blasted with hot afternoons. Cats, crows, foxes, skunks, thistles, dandelions, creeping Charlie, wild carrot, … Continue reading

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Drawing the Hobbit (Update)

The purists among my colleagues, blogmates, and digital friends are horrified at Jackson’s adaptation, for the most part. Many of them are still angry about The Lord of the Rings, which they felt betrayed Tolkien’s artistry, majesty, and, ultimately, his … Continue reading

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The Youngest Reviewers Get it Right, or The Hobbit in the Hands of Young Men

Last year, when my son, Nicolas, was 8 years old, he wrote a review of The Hobbit for A Pilgrim in Narnia. This is what he wrote: My dad and I just finished reading The Hobbit and since he didn’t … Continue reading

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Drawing the Hobbit

I am ashamed to admit I have yet to see Peter Jackson’s first installment of The Hobbit, and it has been out for four days. The purists among my colleagues, blogmates, and digital friends are horrified at Jackson’s adaptation. Many … Continue reading

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