Tag: Tolkien

Feb 05

January 2017 – Quote of the Month

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo. ‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’” ~ The Shadow of …

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Apr 14

March 2016 – Quote of the Month

“Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Jan 23

Elven and Hobbit Power Tools

Funny Elves and Hobbit Power Tool Recommendations from Amazon

Amazon recommendations for me under, “Power & Hand Tools”. Oh Amazon! You know me so well!

Dec 30

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Shelob

Whereas others have decorated their house for the winter holidays – namely, christmas, we’ve kept the arachnid Halloween decorations up in our entryway – Cirith Ungol (Sindarin for Spider’s Cleft, or Pass of the Spider). All Photos by Yours Truly – Glen Green. Click on images to see larger versions. In a ravine she lived, …

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Oct 29

Why I’ll Never Retire

Halloween Decorations

Between the amount of money I spend on and cheap Halloween decorations and on fireworks for the Fourth of July, I’ll never be able to retire. This weekend, on Saturday the 25th, we had a Big Halloween Bash. In preparation for it, we’d been decorating since late August. What took two months to put up …

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Mar 20

A Hard and Bitter Winter

… But today is the start of Spring and may it bloom all the greener.   In this hour, I do not believe that any darkness will endure. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Jan 28

The Desolation of Peter Jackson

The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug, gold, dragon, Bilbo, movie

The Shadow of the Past As part of my considerable Lord of the Rings collection, I have the Minds Eye audio adaptation of the books. In the first few chapters of the collection, the rendition includes Elves speaking. – Speaking with pitched Keebler Elves voices. At that moment, an aficionado of the book can instantly …

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Jan 05

December 2012 – Quote of the Month

This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down. ― J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Jun 01

May 2012 – Quote of the Month

It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall …

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Apr 08

Oft hope is born when all is forlorn

The Fellowship of the Ring I’ve seen the Lord of the Rings > The Fellowship of the Ring for the sixth time. I was driven to see the movie this last time, in large part due to the four minute trailer for the Two Towers that has been added at the end. The following passages …

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Jan 05

Welcome – 2002

Glen Green Dot Com - World View as it first appeared in January of 2002.

2002 – Welcome. Far above the Ephel Dúath in the West the night-sky was still dim and pale. There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the …

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