Tag Archives: Lord of the Rings

“The Whole Story”

From a letter written to Christopher Tolkien by his father dated 28 December 1944: I am glad the third lot of Ring arrived to date, and that you liked it– although it seems to have added to yr. homesickness.  It … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Fellowship of the Deleted Scenes

Anything that does a decent job playing off of The Lord of the Rings automatically gets moved to the head of the class.  Case in point: today’s WuMo by Wulff and Morgenthaler makes a nice joke on an iconic moment … Continue reading

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“Hope in the Disastrous World of Time”

It’s always good to find writers you appreciate writing well about the stories you love.  Even though I can’t yet bring myself to reread the Harry Potter series, I always enjoy reading things about the story of “the boy who … Continue reading

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World Poetry Day via Middle Earth

In honor of today as “World Poetry Day,” some poetry from Middle Earth commemorating the fall of Gandalf at Khazad Dum in The Fellowship of the Ring.  Frodo, nephew of the great story-teller, writes: When evening in the Shire was … Continue reading

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Ripping Off JRR Tolkien

The folks over at Creator Arts have been posting a number of recent concert clips from Andrew Peterson.  This one got posted earlier today and begins with the song’s inspiration: one of my favorite moments from Tolkien’s Lord of the … Continue reading

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Today in Middle Earth

It’s easy to forget that March 25th is quite the day of significance in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.  Here are a couple of clips concerning what “happened” today in Middle Earth history. and then I think … Continue reading

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Celebrating Birthdays and the Promise of Adventure

Today, September the 22nd, is of particular importance to fans of JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, as it serves as the birthdays of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.  Thanks to the calendar work Tolkien did (that can be found … Continue reading

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Anybody Got a Match?

This past Sunday I was joking with a friend about how great a Lord of the Rings (extended edition) marathon would be just hours before students arrived to start the new year.  And while I was totally joking, I did … Continue reading

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100 Years and the Land of Mordor

The New York Times recently posted a short piece about the life of JRR Tolkien and its connection to The Lord of the Rings.  The author, Joseph Loconte, recently published a biography connecting Tolkien and Lewis.  The article begins: In … Continue reading

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Midnight with Dwarves in Barrels

It’s that time of year again: time to get in line for a midnight showing from the land of Tolkien-and-Jackson.  It’s been twelve years since that first midnight movie in Dallas.  Time flies, as Gollum or Bilbo might guess. And … Continue reading

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