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Discover Hope!

Every direction we turn during these difficult days, people are hungry for hope. Fortunately, for those of us in the Eucatastrophe fellowship, Tolkien’s tales deliver great helpings of hope. That’s why June’s theme is “Discover Hope!” Get ready to enjoy fresh articles, an insightful video interview with New York Times best-selling author and Tolkien lover,…

Arwen’s Apple Wheat Muffins

Since it’s May and we are hearkening back to the Creation in The Silmarillion, I thought I would share a recipe that would please a Valar such as Yavanna, the giver of fruits. Where would any of us be without her gifts? These muffins are filled with fruit, nuts, spices, and grains; all essentials to…

For the Love of Middle-earth Music

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Many Wonderful Waters to Behold

It is difficult to say what the most captivating water scene is in the Legendarium. Is it Kheled-zâram, Mirrormere? Despite any hurt or weariness, it draws you by its still blue water—only to transform before your very eyes whence you see the forms of the encircling mountains mirrored in a profound blue. The peaks are…

Called to the Sea

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Listening to the Water and the Music – Part 1

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Essay – June 2020 Theme: Discover Hope!

June’s theme is: Discover Hope! In anticipation of our June content, the essay question is: In your estimation, what scene in The Lord of the Rings supplies the most stunning shift from dark despair to amazing hope? Share your own quick, brief retelling to set the stage and “take us there.” Identify two or three…

The Water and the Music

If you are eager for some refreshment, some restoration in your soul, then you are really going to enjoy all that’s in store for us during May. Our theme is “The Water and the Music.” Tolkien has so much to say about the nexus of those two life elements. We have an incredible interview in…

Photo Discussion – April 2020

This month, we’re including a photo discussion. This spectacular photo from Fell & Fair could be the subject of your gaze for many minutes as you uncover more and more stunning details. We invite you to share YOUR thoughts and observations in the comments below. As a member, you can download the hi-res image. Zoom…

A Rosie Day

​Of the many charming places I wish to visit in the Shire, my first choice would be Hobbiton. My preferred companion of the day would be Rosie Gamgee née Cotton. I wouldn’t complain of meeting any of our beloved and most famous hobbits, but I fancy that to have a fellow woman with whom to…

Hiking the Green Hill Country

“Hobbits are an unobtrusive but very ancient people, more numerous formerly than they are today; for they love peace and quiet and good tilled earth: a well-ordered and well-farmed countryside was their favourite haunt….As for the Hobbits of the Shire, with whom these tales are concerned, in the days of their peace and prosperity they…

Fixing Farmer Maggot’s Wagon

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New Hope in the Party Field

Every journey begins with that first fateful step. It’s a dangerous business. But, as many a Hobbit has discovered, those risky comings and goings are often fruitful despite the odds. When the Hobbits returned to the Shire in The Return of the King, they thought the hard times were behind them. Smooth sailing was the…

The Road to Adventure

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