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Go OR Stay?

Three Courageous Tolkien Concepts

Too often, I can be a play-it-safe kind of person.

Good doors swing open. “Should I walk through?”

Roads diverge. “Which one shall I choose?” (Often, standing still and making no decision just feels easier.)

That unique invitation arrives. “Should I accept it?”

Go boldly, or play it safe? Move out in courageous perseverance or stay frozen in fear? Puzzling, pivotal moments of decision

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A Very Happy Birthday to J.R.R. Tolkien

A very Happy Birthday to John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, who was born on 3 January 1892. May his books continue to experience many happy returns!On a related note, in a 1965 letter to Rayner Unwin, Tolkien asked, “Do you think you could mark the New Year by dropping the Professor? I belong to a generation which…

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Roundtable Discussion

Please enjoy this excerpt of a discussion with Zan Campbell, founder of Fell & Fair concerning the upcoming Amazon series. Zan is a brilliant fan and student of Tolkien and his works and his company makes unique products that are rooted firmly in an accurate knowledge of Tolkien and his works.

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Eden, The Spoiling of Middle-Earth, and Hope

In the afterword of Ents, Elves, and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien, Tom Shippey writes:

“In a letter he wrote to his son Christopher in 1945, Tolkien remarked, ‘certainly there was an Eden on this very unhappy earth. We all long for it, and are constantly glimpsing it’ (Letters, 110). He provided many glimpses of it himself.

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Fell & Fair Roundtable

Please enjoy this excerpt of an interview with Zan Campbell, founder of Fell & Fair. Zan is a brilliant fan and student of Tolkien and his works and his company makes unique products that are rooted firmly in an accurate knowledge of Tolkien and his works.

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Lamb Chops with Guinness Glaze

Recipe for Lamb Chops with Guinness Glaze
Makes 8 servings

Ingredients
2 cups (16 oz) Guinness Stout

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 1/2 Tblsp coriander seeds, crushed*

1/2 tsp black peppercorns, crushed*

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As an author, Tolkien was a creator—or, as he would put it, a “sub-creator.”

 
Tolkien created a fully-imagined world. Middle-earth has a depth of diverse cultures, histories, geography, peoples, characters, family trees, languages, and calendars unrivaled in 20th- and 21st-century literature. Although Tolkien stated that The Lord of the Rings is not an allegory, he did say there’s always an abundance of applicability available for readers to use in their Present-earth lives and historical context.
 
Eucatastrophe.com strives to suggest new vistas of potential applicability for Tolkien fans to explore and enjoy, taking you deeper into Tolkien’s Middle-earth mythology.

 

Middle-earth resources for Present-earth enjoyment.

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Do not spoil the wonder with haste!”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

"The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot for ever fence it out."

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door...”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Courage is found in unlikely places.”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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