Tolkien Owes Me $350 For My Air Conditioner

Yes, that’s right. If only he had known the consequences of his writing, his hand might have shuddered and refused to pen the Lord Of The Rings. I do say this tongue in cheek, but my wallet will in fact be flatter because of his writing. A few days ago, I wrote these words: As[…]

The HOBBIT With Peter Jackson!

This just in from TheOneRing.net: December 18, 2007 ACADEMY AWARD-WINNER PETER JACKSON AND NEW LINE CINEMA JOIN WITH MGM TO PRODUCE “THE HOBBIT,” EAGERLY-ANTICIPATED FANTASY ADVENTURE EPIC. NEW LINE AND MGM TO CO-PRODUCE AND SHARE WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS. PETER JACKSON AND FRAN WALSH TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE TWO FILMS BASED ON “THE HOBBIT”. Read about it[…]

Tolkien, Yeats and the Irish Wilderness

My son and I went on a 3 day trip backpacking through the Irish Wilderness and canoeing down the Eleven Point River. Amazing. This is what our country looked like 300 years ago, as the river is one of the “Wild and Scenic” rivers of the United States—protected from development—so that you see nothing but[…]