Friday, November 20, 2009


My friend Sean has written very well on the truth about the Crusades. Please follow this link:

(Thanks, Sean.)

Dreaming of Spring

"Aure entuluva! day shall come again!"

--J.R.R. Tolkien

Regarding hobbits

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."

--J.R.R. Tolkien's first written words regarding hobbits

Vita Nuova

I stood by the unvintageable sea

Till the wet waves drenched face and hair with spray;

The long red fires of the dying day

Burned in the west; the wind piped drearily;

And to the land the clamorous gulls did flee:

'Alas!' I cried, 'my life is full of pain,

And who can garner fruit or golden grain

From these waste fields which travail ceaselessly!'

My nets gaped wide with many a break and flaw,

Nathless I threw them as my final cast

Into the sea, and waited for the end.

When lo! a sudden glory! and I saw

From the black waters of my tortured past

The argent splendour of white limbs ascend!

--Oscar Wilde

Doubts and fears

“Wilbur was merely suffering the doubts and fears that often go with finding a new friend. In good time he was to discover that he was mistaken about Charlotte. Underneath her rather bold and cruel exterior, she had a kind heart, and she was to prove loyal and true to the very end.”

--from E.B. White's Charlotte’s Web