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There and Back Again: Tolkien’s letter to his son

There and Back Again: Tolkien’s letter to his son

Just a few weekends ago, I completed my second Lord of the Rings marathon, marking the bagillionth time I’ve seen each movie. I would find it unusual for those who have also seen the movies (or read the books) multiple times to ever find them “old” or “boring”. The credit for my and many others’ continued infatuation goes to the author and literary mastermind, J.R.R. Tolkien, who portrays a world pit between the forces of good and evil in creative detail...

LEISURE: WHY WE SHOULD TAKE TIME TO ENJOY BEER

LEISURE: WHY WE SHOULD TAKE TIME TO ENJOY BEER

I recently read another blog post from adoration.com (a great URL and website!) discussing our societal preoccupation with our smartphones. In their defense, they are a great tool that can be extremely helpful! But the danger of becoming overly occupied with our phones is that we lose our sense of the here and now, and most importantly, the people who we are present in our lives…Easy enough to argue against, and I think we can all easily identify moments in which we’ve fallen prey to this trap.