Things I wish you could have known

Dear mom - I was thinking about you again and how so many things I experience these days remind me of you. Here are some things I think you would have appreciated: 1. My children. they are good-natured, sweet and insightful. All gifts that you gave me and I passed on to them. 2. Where I live.... Continue Reading →

Give it up for Molly and Neville

It's been over a month since I read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and I have not blogged a word about it. I think it's mostly because I am in denial that there are no more books to look forward to, even the appeal of MuggleCast and PotterCast have worn off, mainly due to... Continue Reading →

and the good news is…

I am sitting on my deck enjoying a beautiful morning - sipping on chai tea and watching the sun com through the trees The season premiere of HEX comes on tonight on BBC America The season finale of The Tudors is tomorrow night I am going on vacation in two weeks and plan to read... Continue Reading →

Tolkien the Wise

Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends. —J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord Of the Rings, Book Four, Chapter... Continue Reading →

The small things

Because I like lists, here is a list of small things that I am thankful for right now: Daryn playing in her room and singing songs to herself all evening A new season of 'ROME' starts this Sunday The fact that with each crossfit workout I feel stronger and more fit David's random hugs -... Continue Reading →

Why I love The Lord of the Rings

So I came back from the Lord of the Rings movie festival this weekend re-energized about my love for the story, and how thankful I am that Tolkien wrote this. I also met a new friend there, and I am reminded of the special relationships I have forged through this common connection. What Lord of... Continue Reading →

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