Children of Hurin – Review

Children of Hurin has been on my list for a long time and I finally got around to it. I am glad I did as it is an engaging, exciting and heart-breaking story. It is a welcomed return to Tolkien’s Middle Earth for fans of Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. As […]

Before you complain about the Hobbit movie, listen to this podcast!

Okay, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hit theaters one month ago so it is a bit late to ask people to withhold complaining about it.  I thought it was a fantastic film but I did come across a good number of people who did not like it.  Some were thoughtful in their criticisms, others were […]

2012 Blog Year in Review

My most popular posts this year were: 1. For the Kids – the Penn State Dance Marathon Apparently a lot of people doing internet searches for Penn State’s Dance Marathon stumbled onto my post.  Cool. 2. Pimps are Criminals who Beat Women….Which is Not Cool This might be my favorite post of the year, so […]

Advent – Attack of the Dragon…umm, not Smaug (Day 19)

I saw The Hobbit last Friday night with some of my students.  Going in I had mixed feelings – my high hopes were tempered by reminders of previous movies that did not meet the hype.  I have to say, I loved nearly every bit of the movie.  Sure there was the totally unnecessary cameo by […]