Posts Tagged: lord of the rings

J.R.R. Tolkien

Big surprise here, huh? In the continuing series on my creative influences, it’s almost a given that J.R.R. Tolkien would be in the list.  I can’t imagine any reader of fantasy and science fiction who hasn’t devoured his work (and countless others outside fans of that genre). For me, his works came early.  I was… Read more »

Back in the saddle

The first new post of 2012 affords me my favorite pastime before delving into the meat of today’s rambling, namely examining words and phrases.  In a manner familiar to my regular blog readers (all eight of you), I begin the post with an entirely unrelated digression. So, the term “back in the saddle”.  I get… Read more »