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Valentine Sugar Cookies

Special Occasion Sugar Cookies INGREDIENTS 2 cups sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 3 eggs 3 tsp baking powder 4-5 cups flour INSTRUCTIONS Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Beat well. Add baking powder. Stir in flour to make a soft dough. Chill dough (can freeze). Roll thin on floured cloth. Cut into shapes appropriate…

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Happy Valentines Day from Eucatastrophe.com

Four lovely quotes from J.R.R. Tolkien, in seven total settings ready to send to your Valentine. We’ll send you each one in full resolution, suitable for printing AND a lower resolution version for emailing (or sharing). [Download is 50MB] Please use the form below and we’ll send you all seven files via email.   Any…

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Roundtable Discussion With Mel Duncan – Part 2

Please enjoy this (over 10 minutes!) excerpt of part 2 of our discussion with Mel Duncan. Mel grew up in Greenville, attending local schools and then Clemson. He has a passion for history, loves reading and following college sports. He is particularly fond of J. R. R Tolkien’s legendarium. In 2001 he married Lynda Robbins and the Lord has blessed them with three covenant children: Ford, Frances and Mary Elizabeth.

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3 Ways to Conquer Your Fears

Use The Lord of the Rings to navigate your fight-or-flight instinct. Many characters in The Lord of the Rings resist their flight instincts to fight for courage. If Hobbits—who are of meager stature and abilities—can fight through fear, we can as well.   So, read through The Lord of the Rings again to learn from its courageous…

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Fell & Fair Photography

Our subscriber are immersed in a world of amazing visuals. This month, Fell & Fair has supplied subscribers with a few amazing full-res Middle Earth inspired photography. Subscribers receive hi-res photography to view in incredible detail!

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An Inkling of Friendship in a Smartphone World

In his book The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis provides us with a profound insight into the inner-workings of undistracted friendship (i.e., enjoying friends with our smartphones safely hidden away in our pockets or purses). The inner-circle of the literary gathering known as the Inklings was J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams.

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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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