In Flanders Fields, by John McCrae (Remembrance Day 2022)

In Flanders Fieldsby John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,     That mark our place; and in the sky     The larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead.  Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,     Loved and were loved, and now we … Continue reading In Flanders Fields, by John McCrae (Remembrance Day 2022)

Why I Will Not Be Writing About “The Rings of Power”

Amazon has now fully released the first season of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.  This is the first cinematic portrayal of J.R.R. Tolkien’s mythology since the release of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies in 2014.  The series has unleashed a torment of reviews, both fiercely positive and … Continue reading Why I Will Not Be Writing About “The Rings of Power”

Newest Additions to My Library (and Fall Academic Plans)

I am a story-lover.  Perhaps that is obvious.  I am also a bibliophile.  Perhaps that also is obvious.  But I am a slow, discerning bibliophile.  Perhaps that is not obvious.  My library grows one book at a time.  Rarely will you see me emerge from a bookshop with more than two under my arm.  But … Continue reading Newest Additions to My Library (and Fall Academic Plans)