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Destination Unknown

There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark. (Tolkien) Sometimes we face difficulties or duties whose outcome we dread. I know what I should do, or even sometimes

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Gift Idea

Looking to give a random person a gift in May? Well, if I turn out to be that random person, this would do nicely. Thanks in advance! :-) Edited with BlogPad Pro

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The time we are given

This is probably one of the better-known quotations from Tolkien thanks to Peter Jackson’s use of it. But it was one of our favorites long before that. ‘I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo. ‘So

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This may be a duplicate entry, but I don’t care. It remains one of my favorite quotations from The Lord of the Rings and speaks to our proneness to materialism. “One who cannot cast away a treasure at need is

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Posted in Books, Rerum Novarum

Poetry in Prose

I am approaching the conclusion of the Lord of the Rings now and came across one of my favorite passages from the books. Dickens is justly famous for the opening and conclusion of A Tale of Two Cities, but it

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