The Merry Old Inn

I wasn't brought up reading much poetry.  As I've gotten older, though, I've really discovered a taste for it; and along with the taste, the awareness of my poetic ignorance.  I couldn't tell you what meters and patterns belonged to which poems to save my life.  But I can enjoy the feel and sound of poetry … Continue reading The Merry Old Inn


The Lord of the Rings

Few books have captured my heart so completely, formed my character so dramatically, and impacted me as deeply as The Lord of the Rings.  The world of Middle-Earth sometimes seems as real to me as the world I live in.  The people that walk its mountains and plains have become my mentors and companions.  This … Continue reading The Lord of the Rings