“Frodo Wouldn’t Have Gotten Very Far Without Sam.”

Check out this fantastic piece on Sam Gamgee, readers! What Samwise Gamgee teaches us about courage, friendship and endurance MARCH 18, 2020 by John Tuttle Perhaps the most pivotal yet unsung hero of The Lord of the Rings is a little fellow by the name of Samwise Gamgee. He is the fast friend, follower, and supporter of Frodo … Continue reading “Frodo Wouldn’t Have Gotten Very Far Without Sam.”

Songs from The Hobbit Performed in A Capella

I recently discovered some truly fantastic recordings of various songs from The Hobbit* and The Lord of the Rings.* Performed by Peter Hollens a capella, some of the songs regain the vigor of their original writing by Professor Tolkien. His version of “There’s an inn” benefits especially from this treatment, as Mr. Hollens and a … Continue reading Songs from The Hobbit Performed in A Capella

Splendor in Science Fiction – Can Something Be Both Beautiful and Futuristic?

This title might seem to be a fairly foolish one. Isn’t James T. Kirk’s Enterprise magnificent? Malcom Reynolds’ Serenity is beautiful, and despite repeated complaints to the contrary, the Millennium Falcon turns many a head even now. There is obvious majesty within the genre. Isn’t there? Yes…and no. When it comes to space ships, it … Continue reading Splendor in Science Fiction – Can Something Be Both Beautiful and Futuristic?