Tolkien’s Trees and Wonderful Transformation

Tolkien’s Trees and Wonderful Transformation

If I had the privilege of serving as executive producer for an upcoming Tolkien flick—either big screen or television—I know how I would craft the opening scene. Sunbeams would swiftly rise over a mountain peak. This leading camera shot would roll our vision into a shimmering, green-grass field with morning mist . . .

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Why Tolkien’s Wizards Work More than Magic

Why Tolkien’s Wizards Work More than Magic

Why Tolkien’s Wizards Work More than Magic

An organizational board on which I serve faced the pressing need to stretch already-thin resources of money, personnel, time, and energy. We needed to produce a plan to course correct, and I was tasked with leading the way. (I know, lucky me. Right?!) Ours was a desperate situation, and honestly, I felt overwhelmed.

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Go OR Stay?

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…