Hello my friends, I know, technically I am not supposed to be posting this week. 😉 But, I wanted to give you all this photo for the Tolkien Club in case you felt inspired to share it on your blogs and social media, if you are in to that kind of thing. Do not forget … Continue reading Tolkien Club Photo
Where now the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? / Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing? / Where is the hand on the harpstring, and the red fire glowing?
I shall not keep you long, he cried. Cheers from all the assembly. I have called you all together for a Purpose.1 Friends, I have indeed called you all together for a Purpose, and I need not tell you that this Purpose is that “tremendously exciting announcement” which I have been hinting at for the … Continue reading “An ANNOUNCEMENT”
Friends, This is just a note to say I shan't be posting this week. I am in the throes of writing an essay due on Monday and studying is taking desperate second priority. I shall be back next week sometime, or perhaps the week after---hopefully next week as I have a tremendously exciting announcement to … Continue reading No Post This Week
Note: As you will have read in my post two weeks ago, I am now posting every other week instead of every week. You can read that post (which has a few more details and updates in it), A Light on the Road, here. Take Up The Taleby Malcolm Guite As I walked out one … Continue reading Take Up The Tale, by Malcolm Guite
My dear friends, Know you what today is? It is September 24th, one year after I published Remembered Lore! I will reveal the significance of this date in a moment, but first let us toss some autumn leaves into the air to celebrate a year of myth re-found, words re-learned, and golden drafts of poetry … Continue reading A Light on the Road
I have attempted before to describe my remarkable experience of learning Latin and how it revolutionized my perspective on language-learning. All this was due to the way I was taught: submersion in the language itself. No toe-dipping---complete submersion, head and all. The book I was taught from was Hans Ørberg’s Lingua Latina. Lingua Latina uses … Continue reading The Rubicon of Language-Learning
It has been some time since I stopped reading introductions to works of fiction. My classmates and I were discouraged from doing so in completing our readings for classes using the Socratic method as class discussion depended upon students developing their own ideas of the text. Introductions are essay-like writings placed at the beginning of … Continue reading My Stance on Introductions
Wherefore is one of those archaic words that is not yet quite obsolete. It is young enough that many people have heard of it, but old enough that many have forgotten what it means. It has survived mainly in the phrase “the whys and wherefores,” and in Juliet’s immortal line, “wherefore art thou Romeo?”1 Wherefore … Continue reading The Why of Wherefore
Here hunts heron. Here haunts heron. / Huge-hinged heron. Grey-winged weapon. / Eked from iron and wreaked from blue and / beaked with steal: heron, statue, seeks eel...