In the first book Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring, Tolkien makes a very wise observation. The hero, Frodo was adopted by his uncle Bilbo who lived at Bag End in Hobbiton. Frodo was from Buckland, on the other side of the river from where most Hobbits lived. AllContinue reading “Hobbiton vs Buckland”
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A Deer, A Doe, A Female Deer . . .
Quite a few of you out there will recognize those words as the opening line from the song Do-Re-Mi, from the musical Sound of Music. In it, the governess Maria was teaching the children in her charge the very basic concept of music. And through that song, many countless children have taken their very firstContinue reading “A Deer, A Doe, A Female Deer . . .”