Keeping Sauron Out of Your Bubble

    Man, don’t you wish we could be like Gimli and just literally blow evil shit away? This scene is so funny in The Return of the King, where entering the Paths of he Dead he becomes surrounded by spirits and proceeds to blow them away like second hand smoke. Dropping and re-listening to […]

To the Professor

Maybe it’s the gloomy, rainy weather here in Minneapolis…maybe it’s that I have a quiet morning minute to reflect…but I’m feeling a bit melancholy today, thinking about the death-day anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien, which was yesterday, September the 2nd. The man who created a mythology that seems more like history, who breathed life into his […]

How Do I Love Lord of the Rings?

Let me count the ways for you. If you’ve spent any time around me at all–either in person or virtually–you probably have a pretty good idea that The Lord of the Rings is my love language. (my friend Halicue uses that term to describe her tarot work, and I love that!) The books AND the […]

What’s Your Magic Word?

If you had my Badass Planner back in 2018 (and if you did, thank you!) you know that my January essay was all about “the one word to rule them all”.  Not only can I never resist the chance to use a Lord of the Rings reference, but your magic word is my substitution for […]