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Chocolate Strawberry Pie

INGREDIENTS baked pie shell 1 cup chocolate chips 2 (8-oz) package cream cheese 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups whipping cream 2 pint fresh strawberries 1 Tblsp half-and-half 1/4 cup chocolate chips INSTRUCTIONS Melt chocolate chips in microwave. Beat cream cheese until…

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What We’re Reading (July 2019)

What we’re reading. Enjoy our curated list of articles, audio and video from around the web. What do you think? Do you agree? Disagree?  Let us know in the comments!Tolkien’s last friend in Oxford when the world went to war ‘Not a single man I know is…

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Exploring Epic Literary Paths in Middle-earth

Join John Pletcher for an incredible conversation with Joseph Pearce. Joseph Pearce is Senior Contributor at The Imaginative Conservative. A native of England, Mr. Pearce is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, editor of the St. Austin Review, editor of Faith & Culture, and series editor of…

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Seeing through Tolkien’s Eyes

Like those Middle-earth travelers in the Fellowship, I’ve often been stymied and puzzled. Struggling to move forward, I have almost missed the clues I needed in order to break through life’s obstructive barricades and tangled relationships. How do you find your way when faced with…

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Things You Didn’t Know About Middle-earth Artefacts

Artefacts play a large role in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. As a matter of fact, rings themselves are part of the title! But weapons, armor, and other items also feature prominently in the story. So, here are a few facts you may not…

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Photo Contest Winner – homeandhoopco

Introducing our first winner,D’Lacey Eichinger! Home & Hoop Co. is the creative outlet for a nerd armed with a needle: creating vintage and literary inspired bespoke hand embroidery. Fiber artist D’Lacey Eichinger specializes in preserving memories in thread with recreating bridal bouquets as one of…

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First Ever Photo Contest

On May 22nd, we launched our first ever photo contest on Instagram. By the 29th we already had so many entries that we had to announce finalists and choose a winner! We are thrilled to reveal the three finalists here and dedicate a post to…

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The Best of Tolkien on the web

Enjoy our curated list of articles, audio and video from around the web. What do you think? Do you agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments!Interview with Michael Haldas on J.R.R. Tolkien  Frederica Mathewes-Green interviews author and AFR podcaster Michael Haldas about the life and impact…

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Rosemary Goat Cheese Mold with Fig Jam Topping

INGREDIENTS 3 8 oz packages cream cheese 1 10 oz log goat cheese 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon coarsely ground pepper 2-3 cups fig jam Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs and serve with water crackers INSTRUCTIONS Process cream cheese and…

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TOLKIEN Movie Premiere thoughts

Still pondering my reflections on the Tolkien movie. My bottom line is this is a worthy effort worth any Tolkien fan investing in a ticket to go see. Yes, it’s fictionalized, yes there are portrayals which will bother some of us more inclined toward historical…

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TOLKIEN movie discussion and review

This review comes in two parts.

First a video. Zan Campbell and Paul Radford recorded their discussion as they drive to see a screening of TOLKIEN in Asheville, NC. 

Next, enjoy Zan’s written response to seeing the movie. . . .

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TOLKIEN movie review

Best attempts to translate a classic fantasy from page to the big screen can be fraught with fiery danger. But attempting to render the author’s own story is even riskier. Producers’ most ingenious endeavors can “stand on the edge of a knife.”

Across previous months, we have joined the ranks of Tolkien fans and scholars round the globe in great anticipation and trepidation. Fortunately, the TOLKIEN movie does not disappoint . . .

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Roundtable Discussion With Jim Wert

This month, Zan sits down with Tolkien pro and DragonCon leader Jim Wert to discuss their love for Tolkien.

As a subscriber to the May 2019 edition, you’ll have access not to only this discussion but also the rest of the content from May 2019 edition!

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Toklien Live-Tweet!

We will be live-tweeting our screening of the new movie today (May 3rd) at 2:00! Follow @jrrtolkien on Twitter for a SPOILER-FREE stream while we watch the movie for the first time. Members will receive our first review tomorrow in their subscription!

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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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